author: Dan Needles illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong
Last year in this space i wrote about painting my barn. That was a totally unnecessary project and a shameless vanity because barns do not require paint. You only have to drive a mile into the countryside before you will find any number of barns that have been standing happily for over a century without a lick of paint.
Our MUST, MUST section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region.
The Enright Cattle Company embodies a new approach to agriculture that focuses on sustainability and creativity. The sun is just about to slip below the horizon as Kara Enright and her son walk up from the lower field. Days are long at Enright Cattle Company. The chores are backbreaking, Mother Nature can prove difficult at the best of times...
Prince Edward County’s iconic studio tour is celebrating a milestone anniversary with more artists, more locations and a commemorative book. Talking to Dale Wainwright, the chair of this year’s Prince Edward County Studio Tour made me think of something Peta Hall, founder of the tour, an acclaimed potter and arts activist...
“The war came out of a clear sky” remembered Stephen Leacock of August 4, 1914, “the clear sky of vacation time, of the glory of the Canadian summer.” In the fashionable resort town of Cobourg, known as the Newport of the North, the harbour was dotted with pleasure craft and the horns from ferries sounded as they brought more...
author: George Smith illustrator: Lee Rapp
My kids think I’m a bit daft. I suspect Joy does too, but she’s less vocal about it. Honestly, I’m not sure they’re wrong. This is all about weather. I’m obsessed. I check the forecast maybe a dozen times a day starting when I pick up my iPad and log onto Environment Canada even before my morning coffee.
Province Brands and Loyalist College are on-track to deliver an industry game changer – Cannabis Beer. Dooma Wendschuh is a quirky, high energy guy. He’s also straight-laced and work-driven. In fact, Dooma isn’t even his real name, but a college nickname that he’s retained, partly for efficiency’s sake...
Time spent in the woods is one of life’s sublime and simple pleasures - unstructured time to think of nothing and everything all at once. As such, the experience of the woods might seem the polar opposite of what we commonly think of as ‘education’ with its classrooms, shut windows, rigid schedules and homogenous expectations.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the local domestic turkey population must be gobbling with envy at their distant cousins, the eastern wild turkeys – the branch of the family that wander freely throughout the countryside and strut out of the ditch, onto the road in front of your car.
author: Jeff Bray
Welcome to the local Food & Drink Scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors. Watershed’s Food & Drink Scene trumpets their accomplishments and celebrates their innovation.
author: Conrad Beaubien
Stepping into Leslie Fruman’s surrounds is tenfold the experience of Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, which houses the titanic Water Lily series of Claude Monet. In Fruman’s space, the lilies blanket her outdoor landscape, offering a daily panorama of oranges, whites and yellows. “My work in clay references my immediate world,”...
The end of the First World War was a turning point for Canadian women. Between 1914 and 1918, they’d not only kept the home fires burning while the men served overseas, women had stepped into their shoes in offices, factories and farms and had run the social organizations that supplied the front with socks, cigarettes and food.