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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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