THE ROSENEATH RODEO RIDES AGAIN

Rumor has it that many years ago, the rodeo used to come to Roseneath, Ontario every year. For whatever reason, it stopped coming and years went by. But now, for the second year running, the rodeo is back and I had the pleasure of seeing it in all it’s glory this past weekend at the fairgrounds in Roseneath, Ontario.

Read More
A DAY AT THE POW WOW

The annual Alderville First Nation Pow Wow took place in Alderville, Ontario just over a week ago. I had the pleasure, and the honour, to attend this sacred gathering which celebrates and pays homage to Indigenous peoples’ past and present with food, music, dancing and storytelling.

Read More
MEN IN KILTS COMPETING IN COBOURG

Today was a big day in Cobourg Ontario, with the 54th Annual Cobourg Scottish Festival and Highland Games taking place in Victoria Park. Naturally, I had to check it out. I was not disappointed, and if kilts and bagpipes are your thing, you won’t be either!

Read More
WIGWAMS, MUD AND BONES

Recently, on a cool sunny day, we put on our rubber boots and went to explore the Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre. This unique property, north of Cobourg, is jointly owned by the Northumberland Land Trust and the Kawartha Pine Ridge School District. With hiking trails throughout the property, it is open to the public…if you can find it. 

Read More
THE DAY OF THE GOATS

One of the great things about spring-time in the country is the increased likelihood that one will come across an opportunity to cuddle baby farm animals. Sometimes this takes place if you happen to know the right people, like farmers. Except I don’t. And sometimes these opportunities arise by trolling the internet and seeking them out.

Read More
THE RESURGENCE OF AN ART FORM

I was not sure what I was in for when we decided to go to the Art Gallery of Northumberland to see the current exhibit, Then and Now, Rug Hooking in Canada. I had thought that rug hooking was pretty much a dead art, one of those skills lost to the age of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that not only is this art form alive and well, but it is flourishing in Northumberland County

Read More
A PLACE THE DONKEYS CALL HOME

Stepping out of my car, I was greeted by the unmistakable sound of donkey brays coming from the paddocks at Primrose Donkey Sanctuary. Looking over the fence, I saw half a dozen of these gentle animals standing in the sunshine, eating hay, or just lounging.

Read More
WHEN GREAT FOOD CAUSES PLANS TO GO AWRY

We had gone in with a plan when we decided to try out Pitchers Place restaurant. We were going to each order a different meal, and then we would share, so we could taste both dishes. However that idea quickly went out the window when we separately tasted our own dishes. We liked our own meals so much that we inadvertently hoarded and gobbled. 

Read More