Shannon Mckinnon

There’s always next year

Many famous gardens are referred to by name, starting with the Garden of Eden.

Mushrooms in December

With holiday music filling the air and shoppers rushing home with their treasures, it only makes sense my thoughts ...

Google killed the family debate

Last week I talked about how being part of a family is like attending World Peace University.

Stone Soup

Memories of Thanksgiving are flying away like the last dried leaves of fall and soon we will be knee deep in jingle bells, tree baubles ...

Encounters of the dangerous kind

Columnist explores moose encounters at her home in northern B.C.

A sticky situation

I once read only a crazy person would consider extracting honey inside their house.

Pickle making turns dangerous

Columnist Shannon McKinnon finds herself in a bit of a pickle.


Columnist Shannon McKinnon details her late-summer experiences with apples.

Still bee crazy

Shannon McKinnon, in her column, says while she has mentioned them lately, her bees are still a big part of her life.

You is important

Columnist Shannon McKinnon relays a few words of inspiration from the Kathryn Stockett novel The Help.

A growing obsession

Columnist Shannon McKinnon takes a break from gardening, sort of.

Hatched to be free

Columnist Shannon McKinnon discusses Crooked Tail, her hen who likes to live an independent lifestyle.

Olympic expectations

Columnist Shannon McKinnon on the impressive athletes at the Olympic Games.

Flights of the imagination and otherwise

Columnist Shannon McKinnon talks about how she could be thinking about you if your plane should fly overhead.

Bad location, bad location, bad location

Columnist Shannon McKinnon discusses how picturesque dreams don't always become reality.

Life lessons from a garden

Columnist Shannon McKinnon on lupines and thistles.

Country sounds

Columnist Shannon McKinnon talks about the not-so-quiet sounds of nature.

Words of wisdom watered down

Shannon McKinnon, in her column, talks about a wise phrase that blows up in her face.

The princess of poop

In her column, Shannon McKinnon talks about horse poop and other beneficial waste.

A hairy invasion

Columnist Shannon McKinnon on words of wisdom to simplify.