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Where can you go to enjoy farm events such as farmhouse feasts and full moon suppers; workshops in cooking, crafting, bread making and floral arranging; trails for hiking and skiing; roasting delicious pastries over a winter fire; and plan your country wedding or host a private event?

The answer is South Pond Farms. They deliver  “Experiences that connect you to agriculture, enjoyment, learning, and inspiration.” 

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 Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/1972867652764126/?type=3&theater 

Danielle French is the founder and owner. It all started just 10 years ago, as a small food delivery business and has grown into a culinary destination – plus lots more!

The property is over 60 acres of land tucked into Bethany Hills. While there you can enjoy a farm fresh lunch and baked goods – proof of the strong connection between the land and the food that is grown.  Take your purchase to go, sit and enjoy it in the kitchen or by the fire. Reservations are recommended though!

News of a good thing usually spreads by word of mouth or social media – and it certainly did in the case of South Pond Farms. But there is one more way that people are discovering everything the farm has to offer – South Pond Farm was discovered by Netflix. The creator of a new DIY channel, Makeful, was looking for a unique location to build a series around – South Pond Farms was perfect.

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Source https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/our-show/ 

The series is called “Taste of the Country .” Special event planner Danielle French hosts memorable moments at her idyllic farm, where guests enjoy fresh local ingredients and handcrafted décor.”  

I peaked at the trailers for some of the episodes. If Episode 2 is an example, you will want to watch the whole series. The Trailer opens with Danielle showing first-hand how they will prepare for 80 guests for a Texas Barbecue Supper Club. Check out the trailers of each show at https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/

And don’t miss any of the upcoming workshops, such as this one for flower arranging. They sell out fast!

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/2101478709903019/?type=3&theater

South Pond Farm is open now for the Fall and Winter from Thursday to Sundays, 11 – 3.

1020 Gray Rd,

Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0

Phone 705-277-1649

Email connect@southpondfarms.ca.

 

 

Bethany’s new firehall has been many years in planning process and is now under construction. It is expected to be completed in 2019. The firehall is being built is on land that was given to the municipality by Woodland Hills Community Inc, the development company behind Bethany Village.

Here is a link to a story on the firehall in MyKawartha.com: Click Here.

 

 

October brings Thanksgiving, fall colours and pumpkins galore at the Buckhorn Berry Farm.

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

The Pumpkin Festival is a family tradition for many. You can enjoy wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick just the right pumpkin to take home and carve. Or wander through corn mazes, play on straw bales, but… be on the lookout for the pumpkin cannon!

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the whole day at the Pumpkin Festival? There are lots of covered shelters and even one shelter you can reserve for birthday parties.

The Festival is about more than pumpkins! There is daily entertainment, barnyard animals, an obstacle course including a huge sand pile, pumpkin bowling, a bouncy castle, haunted forest, pumpkin patch wagon rides and wait… even the ‘Bonesville Cemetery’!

And Trip Advisor agrees  the Pumpkin Festival is a hit:

“Never a disappointment Always so much for kids to do, it’s a family tradition to go now! Games, corn mazes, haunted house, pumpkin cannon, just pure fun!”

 “My family goes every year to the pumpkin festival. We have a great day enjoying the spooky activities, entertainment, hay ride, and tasty treats. We always pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. So much fun for the family!”

 Mark your calendar for the weekends in October: October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th – but note, they are closes on Thanksgiving Monday. Enjoy all the fun between 11 am and 5 pm.

You can find more details at the website http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Buckhorn Berry Farm
3055 Berrie Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0

705-657-8888

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

 

 

The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour features the work of over 30 artists from Peterborough and County.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough joins forces with local artists, inviting you to explore the visual arts and crafts including visiting where the artists live and work.

Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a wide range of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.

The tour is broken into 3 geographical areas including the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough and Lakefield.

There are too many artists to outline individually here – and getting to see all of them may also be challenging – but no matter who you choose to see, you will not be disappointed.

Here are just a few highlights:

Christy Haldane combines glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. She melts and fuses reclaimed window glass to create simple forms that highlight the fundamental qualities of the glass.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/christy-haldane/ 

David Hickey is best known for his metal work depicting the landscape of the Kawarthas. He manipulates rigid hardened metal into a fluid form, similar to how nature transforms the harshness of landscapes.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/david-hickey/ 

Stephanie Ford Forrester works in silks, batiks and hand dyed or painted textiles. Her travels in Europe, Afghanistan, and India, combined with unusual living experiences have all contributed to her artistic practice.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/stephanie-ford-forrester/

You can view all of the artists and see a sample of their work at https://agp.on.ca/events/kawartha-autumn-studio-tour/.

A map of all of the locations can be found at https://agp.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/47744_AGP_KAST-2018_maps_prf1.pdf.

A number of locations are wheelchair accessible including:

  • Studio 3 featuring Bill Reddick
  • Studio 10, Leanne Baird
  • Studio 17a, Gail West
  • Studio 17b, Frank DiDomizio
  • Studio 19, Peter Rotter
  • Studio 23, David Hickey
  • Studio 29, Lucy Manley

For more information contact the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Phone: 705 743 9179
Toll Free: 1 855 738 3755

 

 

 

 

Two of the area’s biggest fall fairs – the Lindsay Central Exhibition and Bobcaygeon Fair will be here before you know it.

The 164 th Lindsay Central Exhibition runs from September 19th to the 23rd. This year’s highlights include The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Skyhawks. They defy physics, and weather permitting, you will be able to see what I mean for yourself. The Skyhawks will perform each day from Thursday to Sunday at 3:00 pm. In addition to witnessing their show, there will be an opportunity to meet the members of the team after the show and get autographs.

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Source: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

In addition to the Skyhawks you can enjoy all of the traditional events at the fair including the truck and tractor pulls; midway; lamb, sheep, poultry, canine, horse and cattle competitions; clowns; and concerts including Hank Williams, The Lonesome Tour.

Find all the details at https://www.lindsayex.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/LindsayExhibition.

 Note that advance ticket pricing and passes are only available until 4:00pm on September 18th. Guaranteed Grandstand Advance Passes are only available while quantities last.

 The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, in it’s 160th year, runs September 27th to the 29th. This year’s events include crafts, horse shows and competitions, midway, parade, talent show and a truck and tractor pull.

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Source: http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/new-page-carx

The entertainment lineup includes Kelly Burrows, Marc Ekins, Kawartha Country Cloggers, and Circus Jonathan. The Saturday Night Dance will feature Live on the Line, a band for all ages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/

Or https://www.facebook.com/Bobcaygeon-Fall-Fair-738758332822767/?ref=settings

 

 

 

 

 

3 Great Golf Options

Fall is in the air. Kids are going back to school soon. But there is still lots of time for golf in the area. Black Diamond, Baxter Creek, and Wolf Run Golf Club are all within 10 km of Bethany.

Black Diamond Golf Course has been referred to as the “Best Kept Secret”. It’s no wonder, when you consider the course’s features outlined by GolfNow.com…

“Set on rolling terrain and cut through dense forest for the most part, Black Diamond is set amidst tree-lined rolling fairways, fescue, sculptured mounds, multiple elevation changes, spring-fed ponds, 70 bunkers and a double-green. Black Diamond features five doglegs to the left and five more to the right, twisting and turning brilliantly. It will reward shot makers who can control their ball flight, but there’s ample room on generous fairways for players of all skill levels. Four ponds come into play on holes No. 6, 8, 11, 14 and 17, but with no forced carries over creeks or wetlands it has a high degree of playablity for the average golfer. Golfers are faced with a dramatic finish requiring varying degrees of uphill shots to the greens on holes No. 15, 16 and 18.”

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Source: http://www.blackdiamondgolfclub.ca/

The course is located at 705 Pontypool Road, Kawartha Lakes L0A 1K0; Phone (705) 932-4653.

Baxter Creek Golf Course

According to Canadian Golf Magazine, Baxter Creek is “One of the best values in all of Canada.” The course provides high quality at affordable rates. The land was originally the Larmer family farm. The character of the farm was retained while creating the exciting features of the property.  Rolling fairways, greens and bunkers reflect a “Highland” or “Big Sky” flavour interspersed with holes meandering through an established woodlot, naturalized areas and along the picturesque Baxter Creek. And the 19th hole completes the picture with a full practice and training facility, a unique 19th island green bonus hole and full service club house.

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Source: https://www.baxtercreekgolf.com/ 

The course is located at 1702 Cedar Valley Rd., Fraserville, On K0L 1V0; Phone 705-932-8888.

Wolf Run Golf Club

The Club has been in operation since 1991 and includes the 18 hole golf course, driving range, restaurant and banquet facility. The course provides 6,716 yards from the longest tee for a par 72. And everyone can play! Wolf Run includes 5 sets of tee positions on every hole. If you like to use your long irons, no problem – there are five par 4’s in a row on the back nine.

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Source: https://www.wolfrungolfcourse.com/about-us-gallery/

The course is located at 51 Golf Course Rd., RR #1, Janetville, ON
L0B 1K0; Phone 705-328-3949.

Enjoy the rest of the golf season!