Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Big Ex: The Truth Hurts (especially if you're dead)

4-H Barn
The Big Ex
Bridgewater, NS
July 26, 2013

This was one of my favourite 4-H projects on display at this year's Big Ex.  I see that the judges agreed.  

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Big Ex: What are YOU Lookin' At?

The Big Ex Poultry Barn
Bridgewater, NS
July 26, 2013

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. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Sappyfest 8: Shotgun Jimmie

Sappyfest 8
Sackville, NB
Aug.3, 2013

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!

Friday, 25 October 2013

What's on this weekend? LOTS OF EVERYTHING!

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.


October 26, 
Royal Canadian Legion #23, Lunenburg, 
7:30-11:30 a.m. 
Adults $8; ages 5-12, $4. 
Takeout available for pick-up $8.50. 634-4215

Saturday, October 26, 
Newfie Breakfast, 
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, 
Firemen's Breakfast, 
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.

Saturday, October 26,
Harvest Soup/ Chowder/ Chili Luncheon and Bake Sale. 
Grace Lutheran Church, First South,  
11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
Assorted desserts. 
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. 
11- 1, 
Sandwiches, sweets, beverages. 
Adults $7. 
Sponsored by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
October 31
Fall Luncheon, 
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.
October 26, 
Pulled Pork Sandwich meal, 
3- 6 p.m., 
Parish hall, Mahone Bay, 
$10 adults. Take-outs available. 
In support of Dump the Dump.

October 27
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.

October 27
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. 
Sauerkraut, sweet pickled pork, mashed potatoes, dessert, 
4- 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 serving starts 4:30. 
Sponsored by Canadian Heritage. Local entertainment. 
Adults $11, 5-12 $5.50, under 5 $2.50. 
Call 689-2612 for information.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Sappyfest 8: Long Shadows

Sappyfest 8
Sackville, NB

Ah, I miss thee.   

Shot this one while waiting for scrumptious fish tacos from the Everyday Food Truck.  

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Backyard Wrasslin' Ring

Conquerall Mills (?), NS
Oct. 13, 2013

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'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.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Fall foliage sunset

New Cumberland, NS
Oct. 13, 2013

A gorgeous end to a fine Fall day.  That's an old steam powered shingle mill in the distance.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Hirtle's Beach Sunset Gold

Hirtle's Beach
Kingsburg, NS
Oct. 10, 2013

I was looking for waves but all I found was this amazing sunset.  What a rip off! ;-)

Friday, 11 October 2013

What's on this weekend? Thanksgiving!!

Looks like a gorgeous weekend ahead of us, happy Thanksgiving everyone!


October 12
Hebbs Cross Fire Department, 
7- 11 a.m. 
Homemade baked beans, eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, tea, coffee, juice.
Price $7, children $3.

Saturday, October 12, 
St. Martin's Anglican Church Hall, Martin's River
7- 11 a.m.,
Scrambled eggs, pancakes, hash browns, baked beans, bacon, sausage, toast, tea, coffee, juice. 
Adults $7, children 5- 12 $3, under 5 free. 
Proceeds: St. Martin's Church


Thursday, October 17. 
Fall Luncheon, 
West Side United Church, Pentz
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Adults $8, children $3. 
Takeout order 688-1340, 688-2631


Monday, October 14, 
Thanksgiving, Dinner & Supper, 
Forties Community Centre, 1787 Forties Road, New Ross. 
11:30- 1:30 and 2:30- 4:30. 
Traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, dessert, tea & coffee. 
$11 adults, $5.50 5-12 years, under 5 $2.50. 
Call 689-2612 for information

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Big Ex: Mr. Lunenburg County

The Big Ex
Bridgewater, NS
July 26, 2013

Lunenburg County's very own big shot, Italy Cross & Middlewood Fire Dept. canteen fries in hand.  If you listen to CKBW birthday announcements, you know this regular caller!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Mack Attack

Riverport, NS
July 27, 2013

One of my better hauls of the summer....reminds me I should hit the wharf again to see if there are any Fall run mackerel around.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Riverport: Kraut Point Wharf

Kraut Point Wharf
Riverport, NS
July 31, 2013

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.  

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

How Cold is That Ocean?

Not that cold.

A tolerable 17.5 C at Hirtle's Beach this evening.  The water is warmer than the air. 


Sappyfest 8: Step Right Up!

Sappyfest 8
Sackville, NB
Aug. 3, 2013

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!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

2013 Atlantic Hand Mowing Championships: Hay Stacking

Ross Farm
New Ross, NS
Aug. 25, 2013

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!