Spring HOME is here

The spring edition of Saskatoon HOME magazine is here, delivered to my door during a spring snowstorm – a good reminder that a subscription is a great idea! Only $20 for four glossy issues, or you can pick up your copy up at many locations throughout the city. The spring issue has some great content: Cover girl Chantelle Fourney’s tips on flower gardening and creating gorgeous cut flower bouquets, a beautiful during-pandemic reno that saved a 1927-era house in Buena Vista, and the Pantone Colour of the Year selection is revealed (everyone’s been waiting for that). Check out Maureen’s cookies and no holiday or occasion will be cookie-free again. Take a look at how the form and function of floor plans have evolved.

And one of my favourites is Jeff O’Brien’s look back at a time when the milk for your baby’s bottle or your morning coffee was hauled along the streets in the early hours by horse and wagon. Sorta like getting HOME magazine delivered to your door! Jeff came across this photo after the issue was at the printer, and I wanted to share the story of Charlie Horse and how his dairymen worked to get him unstuck. This was in 1955 on the 1100 block of Second Street East. Poor Charlie Horse was rescued; neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Charlie Horse – and the morning’s milk – were saved.

Sure, there’s a few more weeks of winter left. But the spring HOME issue will have you reaching for that seed catalogue in no time.


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