Giant Pumpkin Graveyard

My friend Liz and I went for a walk around the grounds of the oldest private school in Canada, King’s-Edgehill School. Here, we stumbled upon the remains of the pumpkins left over from the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Festival that takes place in October. The giant pumpkins are grown at The Dill Farm, known for growing…

Let It Snow! My First Nova Scotian Snow in Four Years!

After four years of living in the desert climate of Qatar, I’m now back in Nova Scotia and just experienced my first snowfall of the season!  It was “Big Snow – Little Snow” – meaning big snow flakes that don’t last long. My drive home from work as the rain starts to turn to snow…..

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, the recent change of seasons from summer to fall, all while living in farming country during the harvest….today’s Just for Today is about gratitude for country living! Just for today, I am grateful for the vibrant colors of autumn leaves, pumpkins for sale, horses, cows, sheep, open fields, barns, farm houses,…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Agritourism Day With Our Grandkids!

Michael and I, with our grandchildren returned to Windsor to visit Liz. This time, Liz stepped into the role as our agritourism tour guide of 3 farms – her horse farm, her partner’s cow farm and then an actual agritourism farm with exotic animals farmed for meat as well as the only halal and kosher…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part II

Liz and I are both kayakers, and were sea kayak guides together at East Coast Outfitters. Liz was in my wedding party, and her gift to Michael and I were all the flowers for our wedding including bouquets, boutonnières, and the flowers that decorated the reception hall!  Michael and I were so grateful – little…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part I

I drove to Windsor to spend the day with my friend Liz! Windsor is a farming town with a history that dates back to when the Mi’kmaq people used the land many years before European discovery, the Acadins lived there and then the land was a central area of the Expulsion of the Acadians by the…

2017 Summer Moments – Liz, Linda, A Mermaid, Sons of Maxwell, A Doll House, Family, Reiki, Cold Drinks on a Patio, Donair Pizza & Donair Sauce, Moon Mist Ice Cream, Pork Bacon…..and What Is a Touton??

I leave for Qatar tomorrow.  Back to expat life, regular routine and back to work, the start of a new school year at the American School of Doha on August 15th.  I wanted to reflect on my visit to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  To share some of the moments with friends and family. My visit…