Saturday, March 31, 2018


Went to TenHove with the Palmerston Dairy Club

Jersey calves are cute

Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday

The last candle was snuffed out

Good Friday

all our thumb prints on the cross


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Maple Syrup

we went for  a tour at the Hoover place

had pancakes and maple syrup saw a very well made video

walked to the bush

Maple syrup gets into high gear at 5C, it was running

talked about different trees these Ash and Beech were among the maples
and many other varieties

most trees can be tapped every year
40 liters gets you 1 liter syrup

lots of lines crisscrossing 

there is quite a bit of walking involved finding leaks
road trees have a much higher sugar content (4x as much)
more leaves exposed to the sun makes sweeter sap

some leaks are made by squirrels, a small woodpecker, 
young deer chewing or turkeys
some of the damage they know who did it because of wildlife cameras

inside the sap was boiling

lots of wood is used a cord every 1 1/2 hour

and all this hard work gets you Maple Syrup

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ball's Falls

The Falls still had ice on the sides

this is North west of Ball's Falls

very pretty

Ball's Falls was noisy

and beautiful

Monday, March 26, 2018

Beamsville to Ball's Falls

We saw many vineyards

some had people working in them

this part had the most snow

but we didn't have to put yacktracks on our shoes

often the path was dry, but quite uneven 
I hurt my ankle 2 km in but I had a brace with me  

this part should be nicer in the Spring or Fall

the wind was cool

but it was a nice hike

we started and ended with coffee
we parked our car off the road where it was allowed

the parking fee at Ball's Falls is steep

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ice in Meafort

Last week we went to see the ice in Meafort

yes there was ice

kind of hard to take an impressive picture

the main thing was that the ice was blue

lots of people were there, to us it was a non event

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Finger Prints

Someone is doing something creative with these

not sure what it will be, likely comes back in Sunday worship soon

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Kimberly to Duncan

we started down by Kimberly
a re-route for the Brucetrail unfortunately a private property owner 
took permission away to go over his land on the top

3.8km was added to the trail, most of it road
and steep

we put our yacktracks on early

roads are not bad to hike in the winter

we came to the bush section, lots of snow

south of the dot was a natural pass

a picture of me

but the pass looked so much more amazing looking back

then we found there was ice underneath the snow
and the girls slid down for a bit
so much fun

following was a challenging part of the trail

followed by easy road hiking

we saw about 10 deer running

Made it to Duncan