HORSES, PLOWS, PEOPLE & PLANES
September 2013 draws to a close. The last several days have been MARVELOUS !! Warm days cool-ish nights, some very cool nights and star filled skies.
Corn & soybeans will all be coming off soon. Gardens are closing down after another season. I think most would say it was a productive summer crop & garden wise.
|Daughter( her niece) & our granddaughter watching the garden grow|
Plowing matches are also coming to an end for the season. Peterborough and Frontenac have just past and Northumberland County is just ahead. The International Plowing Match is now just a memory. A great time, great weather ( for the first 4 days) & great fellowship.
Both Kim & our grandson had a very respectable showing. Kim was first over all and grandson was 3rd over all.
A bonus part of the experience was the Canadian Snowbirds air show which took place right over our heads. (see pictures)
We stayed at a wonderful B&B in Fullarton ON ( www.windbreakfarmbedandbreakfast.ca) it is close to both Mitchell ( a quaint little town) and to Stratford ( theatre & all). Cathy and Bob Hutson do a wonderful job of making you feel welcome and their home and surrounding gardens are beautiful. A special thank you goes out to Glen our `` horse host `` & the committee that looked after the plowers. The accommodations for the horses was top rate.
Except for the Friday which was rained out in the competitive plow field we had perfect weather. A great turn out of plowers from across Ontario & a return visit from Mule Mike from Ohio USA. Mike along with his 3 mules are quite an attraction at the match. Many folks come to the field to see a preserved way of tending the land be it the walking plow or sulky ( riding) plow. ( see photos)
|Mule Mike with his trio|
|Front view of Mike's mules at work|
|Conor Green of Cobourg and his team of |
black Percherons Finn & Ace
|New comer to the plow field is Jon Curran from the Roseneath|
area and his team of Belgians Duke & Dixie
|An IPM plow Judge at work|
|Our 11 year old grandson with his team of 24 year old Belgians|
Tom & Jerry
|Display at the IPM of current properties for sale by Kim|
Until next time,
Kim & Jeanne