Yikes, I didn't recall getting the look I received from this bird at the time. Looking at it now, I think I'm lucky I didn't get pecked through the cage! I love the markings on this bird's plumage. I wish I had taken a picture of its breed/name. I'm going to guess it's a Wyandotte. Feel free to correct me.
One of the highlights of this year's Sappyfest was Shotgun Jimmie's set. If you see him playing in your area, do yourself a favour and check him out. Great stage presence, consistently well crafted lyrics, he's a solid live performer. He did not disappoint that night! Here's hoping that Sappyfest comes back next summer, fingers crossed!
Holy smokes, what a lineup of Fall food festivities! I'm a little overwhelmed by the list, hard to take it all in. Basically, keep your head up this weekend and you will find a breakfast, tea or supper that suits your tastes!
Have a great weekend everyone. Hunting season starts today so don't forget those blaze orange hats/apparel if you are heading out into the woods.
Royal Canadian Legion #23, Lunenburg,
Adults $8; ages 5-12, $4.
Takeout available for pick-up $8.50. 634-4215
Saturday, October 26,
Chester Basin Legion.
Menu selections and take-out available.
October 26, Breakfast,
Blandford community centre,
9- 11 a.m.
Adults $7, youth $3.50, under 5 free.
Saturday, October 26,
United Communities Fire Hall, Cherry Hill.
8- 11 a.m.
Adults $7, 5- 12 years $3.25, under 5 free.
Sunday, October 27.
Mahone Bay Legion,
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
$8 adults, $4 children, 5 and under free.
Teas/luncheons Saturday, October 26, Harvest Soup/ Chowder/ Chili Luncheon and Bake Sale.
Grace Lutheran Church, First South,
11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Adults $8, children under 12 $3.
Takeout orders 521-9096
Saturday, October 26,
Harvest Luncheon, Wesley United Church, Petite Riviere,
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Soups, chowders, biscuits, pumpkin and apple pies with ice cream. Bake Table, White Elephant Table and Silent Auction.
Adults $9; children $4; under 5 free. Proceeds for U.C.W.
Wednesday, October 30,
Anniversary Fall Harvest Coffee Party & Bake Table,
Riverport Community Centre.
Sandwiches, sweets, beverages.
Sponsored by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. October 31
West Side United Church, Pentz,
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Adults $8, children $3.
Takeout order 688-1340, 688-2631
Saturday, October 26
Annual Turkey Supper,
North Brookfield hall,
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Adults $12, children 5-12 $6, under 5 free.
Sponsored by the W.I.
Pulled Pork Sandwich meal,
3- 6 p.m.,
Parish hall, Mahone Bay,
$10 adults. Take-outs available.
In support of Dump the Dump.
Soup and Chowder Supper,
Branch LaHave Community Hall, 1758 Lower Branch Road.
4- 6 pm.
Adults $9; children 5- 12 $2; under 5 free.
Proceeds for St. James Lutheran Church.
Hebbs Cross fire dept. Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper,
4- 6:30 p.m.
Adults $10; children 5- 12 $5; under 5 free.
Includes dessert, tea and coffee. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, October 27
Oktoberfest Sauerkraut Supper,
Forties community centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross.
I wish I could have seen this backyard wrasslin ring in its prime. Now, it's just a rusting, rotting relic. From what I can tell from the road, the 'floor' looks like it's made of old mattresses. Heck, it looks like it even has turnbuckles!
I've meant to take a shot of this spot for a while now...it's been there for over 10 years. This spot always sketches me out. I rolled up, took a couple quick shots and got the hell out of there. If I'm feeling brave, I might try to get a better shot of it down the road...for now, this will have to do.
Every time I head out to the wharf for some mackeral fishing, I often wonder about the origins of the name. I guess it's either kraut, as in sauerkraut or it's kraut, as in Sgt. Rock shouting, "take that, you dirty kraut!" Hopefully the former and not the latter.
This collection of carnival games was a fundraiser for Struts & Faucet. At first their were adults in those booths but eventually they were taken over by kids...except for the 'Shot in the Dark' booth which involved a toy gun. That one had an adult in it all weekend. ^_^
It was hilarious to watch the kids hustle the passing crowds, trying to get them to play their games. The kids are all right!
One of several contestants trying their best at the hay stacking competition. It was a very hot day at Ross Farm, I'm sure being showered in scratchy hay didn't help matters.
The winner was judged on the weight of hay lifted as a percentage of their body weight...hopefully no one went crazy and tried to drop a weight class to win this one! ;-) I watched several people hoist ~ 50 lbs of hay on their best attempts. No small feat!