Amy Adams of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland says this stylish outhouse is the "nicest outdoor toilet in Chance Harbour" - but we wager it might just be the nicest outhouse in all of Newfoundland and Labrador! According to Amy, the outhouse (built by Larry Holloway) is "well-vented and features soothing lavender walls, a beautifully landscaped ...
As Downhome celebrates our 25th anniversary this year, we'll be sharing our joy with our readers through unique contests and special giveaways. Our first is the Silver Sweethearts Contest, where we asked readers who were married in 1988 to come forward with their wedding photos and a funny story from their 25 years of marriage. Thank you to all who responded - we had some great chuckles around the judging table. In the end, we
Not Your Average Christmas Trees
Do you think your Martha Stewart-inspired Christmas tree is a real show-stopper for Santa? Think again.
Have a look at our readers' most extraordinary Christmas trees. With inspiration like this, maybe you'll be the one surprising Santa this year!
"Every year I put up a Christmas tree with nothing but ornaments that have something to
The Most EXTREME Newfoundlanders
Some folks sport sou'westers and fly the provincial (or the pink, white and green) flag to express their homeland heritage. Others opt for more...unconventional displays of provincial pride. Just check out the following submissions from these ultimate Newfoundlanders and Labradorians!
He Wishes he Was "Back" on the Rock
"I decided to show my pride in where I come from, especially as I live on the other
Best Kind Brides
As the weather warms and weddings get on the go, some Newfoundland brides decide to forgo the stilettos! Check out some of the best wacky wedding photos submitted by Downhome readers.
"Well it is, love," said I, "with me rubber boots on."
(lyric from traditional song "Rubber Boots")
10 Snow-Sculpting Tips Dress Warmly. Before you start creating your wintry masterpiece, make sure you've put on a few layers of clothing! Stay warm and dry with a good winter coat, snow pants and a hat. Your hands are going to be doing a lot of the work out there so waterproof rubber gloves should be worn. Keep a backup pair of gloves handy. Avoid ski gloves: they can leak colour onto your sculpture and can easily get
7 Facts About Lynx
The editors of Downhome were more than a little surprised when a reader submitted his photos and video footage of a lynx he came across in the wild. The reason? Although Canadian lynx are common in Newfoundland, sightings are extremely uncommon. Here, we've compiled some interesting facts about the lynx, including some of the reasons why these wild cats are so elusive.
Caring for Clarence By Chris Janes
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland
It was mid-July 2008, and I was working a 6:30-9:30 shift at the Exploits Valley SPCA. The phone rang, and on the other end was a woman who had found an abandoned falcon at Catamaran Park in Badger.
We had many avians come through our doors, but never to my knowledge did we have to deal with a lost falcon. I phoned my supervisor, who told me
The Igor Wedding By Jean Way
Thunder Bay, Ontario
In September 2010, l asked my granddaughter's teacher if we could take her out of school for two weeks to attend a wedding in Newfoundland. She replied, "Yes, it would be a great experience for Katie."
What an experience it turned out to be.
As it turned out, Hurricane Igor was barrelling towards the island, just in time to crash the wedding.