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Bookmark and Share   Dec. 26, 2018   Vol. 10 Week 52 Issue 494

Ten thousand to go in appeal for animal display building

9541141188_20890131d0_kThe Old MacDonald's Farm Petting Zoo is always a popular stop for youngsters exploring the Bayfield Community Fair. (Photos by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

As funding is now being sought for a new Farm Animal Display Building in Agriculture Park, long-time members of the Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) find themselves reminiscing about the myriad of uses the soon to be retired building once had.

One BAS Director who had a major attachment and connection to the former Pet Display Building is Doreen MacKenzie. She submitted another story about the building this week. It follows:

Chelsea Mommersteeg was the first Junior Director of the Pet Display (Petting Zoo.) She and her twin brothers, Brett and Alex, had helped with the display since it had been retrofitted. They were enthusiastic, energetic young people who attracted many other young folks as helpers in the display. Their greatest challenge came in what was fondly called, “The Great Rooster Chase.”

The area inside the gate of the pet building was fenced off making a good grassy area where we put a pair of large Muskovi drakes and a pair of large geese – one white, one grey. They were to police the area and intimidate anyone who tried to come through this gate to evade the entry fee. This generally worked really well. One year we tried to improve on the gate guards by adding a Mallard drake, a large red rooster and a pair of guinea fowl. Unfortunately, these reinforcements had other ideas. Some flew over the gate and the Mallard squeezed under! They escaped into the neighboring backyards, and then began “The Great Rooster Chase.”

Some helpful young lads and the twins chased after them and finally cornered the Mallard and the Red Rooster. The guinea fowl disappeared and that fall were heard in different areas of the village, and finally the river flats. The Mallard and the Red Rooster spent the rest of the fair in cages.

One noon hour when most of our animals’ visitors were out hunting for hot dogs and other “fair food”, I saw a tall gentleman pick up a child and place him in the calf’s pen. Now this was against all our rules for the health and safety of both children and animals and I hurried over to explain this to the man. He said that the little child was a member of the “Christian Blind Mission” choir that was touring the area and that he as one of their sponsors wanted the child to experience, with his other four senses, as much of the fair as he could. We persuaded the curious calf to come over to the gate of the stall and with the child on the outside of the gate, had him reach in and pat the silky head and damp nose. Then he had his fingers licked by the curious little calf. (One was reminded of the poem about the blind man who tried to describe an elephant.) Fortunately, there was no sign that the child had stepped in anything “yucky” and the sense of smell was not part of the scenario!

Further stories are encouraged and will be shared through the Society’s Facebook page. This building has made a major impression on many. Lots of volunteers over the years have ensured fairgoers had a hands-on experience with many farm animals. The new building will be a reminder of all the work those volunteers have done over the years to educate the public. The building committee would encourage those who want these experiences to continue into the future to consider donating. If there are questions, call Doug Yeo at 519 482-9296.

The building committee for the BAS Farm Animal Display Building Project wanted to update the community on its fundraising. As of this week there is less than $10,000 to raise of the $85,000 cost for the building.

A brick wall will recognize these generous supporters: Rafter sponsors, $10,000 and greater, Quoin and interior sign; Beam sponsors, $5,000-$9,999, 12”x12” brick; Frame sponsors, $2,000-$4,999, 8”x8” brick; Wall sheeting sponsors, $500- $1,999, 6”x6” or 4”x8” brick; Floor board sponsors, $100 - $499, included on a plaque.

Donations can be made by cheque. They may be made out to the Bayfield Agricultural Society and mailed to treasurer, Jim Erwin, Box 236, Bayfield, ON, N0M 1G0. In addition, arrangements have been made to handle donations of stocks or bonds. All sponsor level donations will receive a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. Donations may also be made to honor the memory of a loved one.

Doodles for a difference raises money for animal rescues

daisymaeDaisy Mae "doodled" by artist, Judy Roth.

Since closing her Main Street store, JMR Collections, in Bayfield, Judy Roth has been doodling crazy, but all for a good reason. A very sad reason but one she hopes is making a small difference.

Roth became fast friends with a woman named, Brenda, and her daughter, Carrissa, after meeting them this summer. Roth explained that they were both a huge support to her when after 10 years she decided it was time to close her store.

“In July and August, they volunteered almost every weekend as the closing was near. Brenda dropped in almost every day to work in the store or to check and see if anything was needed. She brought vegetables from her garden to give away. She’d also bring her dogs with her (the oldest dog passed in June) including, her rescue dog, Poppie and her new puppy, Daisy!” said Roth.

Roth added that sadly in October, Brenda was diagnosed with liver and bone cancer and is now no longer able to take care of Daisy. Roth, and her husband, Ken, were honored to be asked to adopt this amazing dog.

“We wanted to give back in some way, so with the love Brenda has for animals the doodles were inspired,” said Roth. “For a donation to your choice of animal rescue/shelter of $20 (or more), you will receive an original doodle that I will create for you.”
The doodles start with a sketch inspired from a supplied photo and then is digitally enhanced. These doodles are perfect for sharing or printing as the quality is great for a 12” square on canvas.

The Roths originally set a goal of $500 and as of this date they have passed this goal and look forward to setting a new one. So far, dogs in shelters/rescues in Ontario, USA and even in Thailand have been donated to. No money is handled, all who wish to participate should donate directly to their organization of choice.

“Brenda is very happy when told about the contributions being made for the dogs. She has cared for many dogs and cats over the years and so we have recently added donations for cats as well as dogs for doodling,” Roth explained.

According to Roth, Brenda will be in the hospital thru Christmas and then moved to hospice in the New Year. She has a small, older Pomeranian that needs to be fostered or given to a “furever” home. Please contact The JMR Collections on Facebook or WhoodleDoodles on Instagram if there is an interest. Instagram is also the place to go to see more doodles.

“Thank you all for your wonderful support. Please share. Let’s see how many dogs, and cats, we can help and smiles we can give to Brenda. Let’s make a difference together,” concluded Roth.

 

 

 

on vacation

Editor's note: The Bayfield Breeze will be publishing hiatus issues from now until Jan. 9. Thank you to all who met the earlier deadline so that these upcoming editions would be possible. The Bayfield Breeze will be back live on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Deadline for submissions for that issue will be Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.

LIFE AT THE RINK

Hockey fans will be able to watch a couple of games early in the New Year.

The Relics have home ice advantage against the Stephen Township Oldtimers on Jan. 2 starting at 8:30 p.m. Please note there will not be a game on Jan. 9. 

The Bayfield Relics are an Oldtimers Hockey Team that was founded in 1987. Their home ice is the Bayfield Arena. The Relics play their season schedule versus teams from Huron and Middlesex Counties.

In additon, Bayfield 50+ will host Exeter 50+ on Thursday, Jan. 3 starting at 8 p.m.

EMPTIES FOR ALZHEIMERS

Dianne Brandon, Carrie and Ava Sabourin would like to remind everyone preparing for holiday gatherings that their tradition of collecting empties for Alzheimer's Disease is continuing this year.

The trio will be participating in the Huron County 2018 Walk for Memories in May of 2019 and are now collecting donations for the cause.

It is, of course, hoped that everyone will celebrate responsibly this festive season and when doing so plan to donate the empty beer bottles and cans; wine and liquor bottles to their team, “For the Love of Elane and Doris”. After living with Alzheimer’s, Elane Brandon, Sabourin’s grandmother died in April 2015 while Doris Schilbe, Dianne’s mother died in August of 2014.

Empties may be dropped off at Brandon's Hardware in Bayfield, or picked up anytime, just call Brandon’s Hardware at 519 525-8884. Empties may also be dropped off at Bayfield Convenience in their names

WINTER WALK

One of the most anticipated events of the New Year is the annual Winter Walk hosted by the Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA). This year the walk held on the Varna Nature Trails is set for Jan. 12.

The Winter Walk that starts at 11 a.m. provides occasion to breathe fresh air, explore a local trail, meet community members and get moving into 2019. The Winter Walk is hosted at the Varna Complex 1 KM West of Varna. Guided hikes are led between 11 a.m. and noon along the Mavis Trail or Taylor Trail. Participants are asked to arrive by 10:45 a.m. for the 11 a.m. start and to dress appropriately with hiking boots, as the trails may be slippery.

Following the hikes, everyone is invited to warm up indoors with cider and a light lunch. This is also a great opportunity for people to renew their BRVTA membership! Everyone welcome.

The hike leaders will be: Dave MacLaren, 519 565-5480; Peter Jeffers, 519 933-4555 and Roger Lewington, 519 565-2202.

In Memoriam Bricks

The engraved pavers in Clan Gregor Square are a reminder of how great area residents and visitors are when it comes to supporting such projects as the Playground and the Splash Pad. People often ask if they can add an engraved brick to the path. Members of the Bayfield Optimist Club have learned that this may indeed be possible in the Spring of 2019.

They may have the opportunity to add some “In Memoriam” stones for loved ones with the work being done on site in the spring using the same three brick sizes that are already installed around the Splash Pad. The cost of these engraved bricks will vary depending on the size, printing and quantity of bricks to be engraved at that time.

Anyone with an interest in adding a brick can contact Mike Dixon via email at mikedixon@tcc.on.ca or by calling 519 955-5254 for further information.

CHESS CLUB

Anyone interested in forming a chess club in Bayfield?

The idea is to provide a regular forum, not only for experienced players, but also those who would like to take up the game. Depending on the response, we will pick a place and weekly time that best suits everyone.

For more information please call Ian Scott-Douglas at 519 441-2433 or email ianscottdouglas@outlook.com.

HOME4GOOD

Home4Good would like to announce changes to their Shopping Buddy Program with the regretful closure of the Nip ‘N Tuck which offered grocery delivery in Bayfield over the past few months.

To fill this need Home4Good is recruiting shopping buddies willing to partner with a senior and either take them shopping and/or pick up their groceries. Call Leslie at 519 955-1531 for information about being a buddy or getting a buddy.

Home4Good shopping buddies will take seniors shopping (or pick up shopping for them) at least once a month but not more than once a week. They are screened volunteers, and will probably be doing their own errands as they help others.

The Home4Good Info Hub operates on the first Monday of the month at the Bayfield Public Library from 1-3 p.m.

The Hub helps seniors in the Bayfield area find local community services, resources and supports. Volunteers will assist in finding relevant information for daily living, overall health and wellbeing. At any other time of the month should people have concerns or questions they are welcome to approach library staff who will refer inquiries to Hub volunteers.

To learn more visit: www.home4goodbayfield.ca.

 


 

clean water project promotes soil health in huron 

Doug_Walker_Huron_County_NR_6Doug Walker (Submitted photo)  

Agricultural producer Doug Walker has seen an increase in planting of cover crops over the past three decades. The Belgrave-area man remembers a time when he was one of the few people using cover crops in his part of Huron County and now almost all his neighbors are planting cover crops. A lifelong resident of his family farm near Belgrave, he has seen more cover crops, less tillage, and an increased interest in soil health.

Many Huron County residents have undertaken projects to improve soil health, preserve topsoil, reduce erosion, and protect water quality with support of the Huron County Clean Water Project (HCCWP). Walker is one of the Huron landowners who has completed projects with support of the county program. In his case, he has taken part in the cover crop incentive and the forest management plan woodlot enhancement category.

The HCCWP is funded by the County of Huron. Service delivery is provided by Maitland Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). The County of Huron has been praised as a leader in water quality initiatives such as HCCWP, providing grants in 17 project categories to county residents and community groups.

“We tell people about the program,” Walker said. He has encouraged his neighbors to contact their local conservation authority to find out about grant support and technical support for their projects.

Walker grows cash crops (such as corn, soy beans, wheat, oats, barley, and edible beans and black beans). He has also been producing pedigreed seed, and processing seed, since the early 1980s. Farmers learn a lot from each other about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to cover crops, according to Walker.

“I have some neighbors who are doing some really good things with cover crops,” he said. “I usually learn as much from them as they learn from me.”

There may be some challenges to cover crops but their benefits, combined with reduced tillage, are great, according to Walker. He said he sees the benefits in the health of his soil and in the clarity of creeks and drains where they are planted. It takes time to get the soil health benefits of cover crops so he encourages fellow producers to have patience as they increase their use of cover crops. The full benefits of cover crops happen when combined with less tillage, he said.

“We did not get the full benefit of cover crops until we stopped doing full tillage,” he said. They strip-till corn and edible beans “but that is the only tillage we do,” he said. That reduction in tillage has resulted in time savings, less rutting, less soil damage, and less erosion.

Huron County’s water and soil programs don’t just provide benefits for a single producer, according to Walker. They provide benefits for the whole community.

“I hope we can make Huron County the place where others come to see sustainability in action,” he said.

The HCCWP review committee has approved 296 new projects, with grants of almost $400,000, in 2018. This is an increase of 19 projects from the previous year. More than a quarter of the 2018 approved projects are cover crops. The total value of 2018 approved projects – when combining the contributions of the county and landowners and other partners – is more than $1.3 million. Since 2004, Huron County landowners and community groups have, with support of HCCWP, completed close to 2,700 projects to protect local water quality. The total value of the completed projects is more than $10.5 million. Cover crops, erosion control projects, and tree planting are three of the top categories in the 17 project eligibility categories. The year 2018 is the third year of the cover crop incentive category and the project has supported the planting of almost 5,000 acres this year.

“These cover crops are critical to keeping nutrients on the land and out of water,” said Kate Monk, manager of Stewardship, Land and Education with ABCA. The root mass of those plants helps to anchor soil, she said.

To find out more about the HCCWP visit abca.ca or mvca.on.ca or huroncounty.ca or phone your local conservation authority. You are invited to phone the MVCA at 519 335-3557 or ABCA at 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.
 

 

 

Water Video

Conservation Ontario has released a short, animated video so people can learn – in a fun way – about their sources of drinking water. The new video features a young man named Matt and his dog Buddy. The animated video opens with the question “Do you know where your drinking water comes from?”

The video is only about a minute in length but that is enough time to provide an overview of drinking water source protection in Ontario. The video shows the groundwater and surface water (lakes and rivers) sources of our drinking water and how we all can help to prevent contamination by taking positive actions near municipal wells and intakes. The video was released on Water Wednesday, Dec. 5.

To learn more about the video, and protecting drinking water, visit sourcewaterinfo.on.ca and protectingwatermatters.ca.

“We’re excited that the public has a new and entertaining way to find out about where their water comes from and how to protect it,” said Mary Lynn MacDonald, Program co-supervisor for the Ausable Bayfield Maitland Valley Drinking Water Source Protection Region (ABMVDWSPR). “The new video captures viewers’ attention with humour, music, and great animation and encourages them to keep our drinking water safe and clean.”

Staff from the local source protection region say the message of the video is very important – we all have a role to play – at home and at work – taking positive actions that help to keep our municipal drinking water safe and clean. The video is available in English and French. There is also a shorter, 20-second version.

You can play the new video on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation YouTube channel at this link: https://youtu.be/4U-zmi3FJOA

If you have any questions about protection of drinking water sources in the Maitland Valley and Ausable Bayfield areas you are invited to visit sourcewaterinfo.on.ca or phone 519 235-2610 or toll-free 1-888-286-2610.

211 can help 

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, full of gatherings with family and friends and lots of cheer to go around. But it’s no secret that for many people, the holiday season isn’t so bright. From family relationship issues, to loneliness, to money-related stress, many people struggle. 211 can help.

211 is a free helpline that connects residents of Perth and Huron Counties to valuable information about social services and programs in their community. Whether it’s looking to cover a hydro bill that’s in danger of going unpaid, or an isolated person looking for a community meal to share with other people who don’t have family and friends in the area, 211 is only a phone call away. A live operator answers each call, gathers information about the caller and creates results based on the community they live in and the type of help they need.

“It’s not always easy asking for help or getting information,” said Susan Faber, director of Community Information for 211. “Whether a person is embarrassed to ask for information in-person, or they can’t get the help they’re looking for because they don’t know where to turn, 211 can be the answer to a lot of people’s wishes during the holidays and beyond.”

211 Perth-Huron is a United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) supported partner that helps residents of Perth and Huron Counties gather information about important community and social services. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact them by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting 211ontario.ca.

UWPH is 100 per cent local and supports 48 organizations and services that address #unignorable issues like poverty, isolation and youth mental health in communities across Perth and Huron Counties. To donate, please call 519 271-7730 or 1-877-818-8867, drop in to 32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2M4 or visit perthhuron.unitedway.ca.

 

 


 

 

REMEMBER ME?

Volume 10

There are countless photographs of people in the Bayfield Historical Society’s Archives collection, but sadly their names were never recorded. In this section we will showcase an image with the hopes that one of our subscribers might be able to identify the individual(s) in the photo. Please email your information to the Editor’s attention at the address listed near the bottom of the page in “Submissions” or you can email the archivist directly at bayarchives@tcc.on.ca or click on the image and make a comment on Flickr. 

Editor's Note: We are now adding the archive's code to the information supplied with the photographs so that if anyone would like to learn more from the Bayfield Archives about certain pictures they can use the code to make the process easier. 

This week, a picture taken around 1900 of Harry Young and his wife, Annie Eagleson and their family. The records note that they are related to Emerson Heard. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB12 7a)

 PB12 7a Harry Young and wife Annie Eagleson related to Emerson Heard c1900s



Make your comments...click on any image and it will take you to Flickr.

 

ISSUE 492

 PB10055 PC Green Twins c1900

In Issue 492, we share an image of the Green Twins taken around 1900. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10055 PC)

ISSUE 493

PB10054 PC Young girls c1920 

In Issue 493, we feature an image of three young girls taken in the 1920s. Does anyone remember them? (Archives Code: PB10054 PC)

 


 

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A RETROSPECTIVE OF VILLAGE HAPPENINGS FROM JAN. 17 TO APR. 25

THE BEST OF THE BAYFIELD BREEZE 2018

38873699644_0d6a11d252_bJan. 10 - Issue 445 - BAYFIELD CONTRIBUTES $25,000 TO HURON RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE: The Bayfield volunteers who have stepped up to do fundraising, have identified funding the “Bayfield Children’s Room” where visiting children can get away from grieving adults. A place away from the resident’s room, a sanctuary. To sponsor a room, the cost has been established at $100,000. (Photo by Jack Pal)  

25837363648_0fb5d93537_kJan. 17 - Issue 446 - BRVTA - WINTER WALK LIVES UP TO ITS NAME: It was a typical winter's day in Huron County when the Winter Walk took place on Jan. 13 at the Varna Nature Trails. (Photo by Gary Lloyd-Rees)

39146600094_67390ba705_kJan. 31 - Issue 447 - BACPA - TYKE TOURNEY FREE FOR ALL EIGHT TEAMS: The good ole’ hockey game was alive and well in the village on Jan. 20 when the fourth annual Bayfield Arena Community Partners Tyke Tournament was held at the Bayfield Arena. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

39655735324_fab6d4eb82_k Feb. 21 - Issue 450 - BAYFIELD TOWN HALL - THE PEOPLE CHOSE MADRAS CHICKEN CURRY AND COCONUT CHICKEN AND SWEET POTATO SOUPS: Renegades owner and chef, Wayne McDougall served his Coconut Chicken and Sweet Potato Soup. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

40195684134_8497c76ab9_k March 21 - Issue 454 - BAYFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY - MAD SCIENCE TAKES KIDS "UP, UP AND AWAY!": As part of the Huron County Library March Break Programs the Bayfield Public Library held a Mad Science Show at the branch on the afternoon of March 16. Graham Pounder, of Toronto, ON, was challenged to separate a device used to keep horses together. He wasn't successful but kept smiling through the exercise. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

39540260840_e9c0053cdc_kApr. 11 - Issue 457 - ST. JAMES', MIDDLETON SNOWFLAKES IN THE AIR AT NINTH ANNUAL PANCAKE BRUNCH AND SUGAR BUSH TOUR: St. James’, Middleton’s ninth annual Pancake Brunch and Sugar Bush Tour drew over 300 people to Pine Lake Campground on Apr. 7. Snowflakes were in the air when people boarded the hay wagon bound for the Schilbe Sugar Bush on a tractor capably driven by Paul Aldwinkle. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)  

STORY BY MELODY FALCONER-POUNDER

Well, it is that time of year again - a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the last 12 months and anticipate the blank parchment that is yet to be written upon.

This week we look back on the Bayfield that was from Jan. 17 to Apr. 25, 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to our intrepid team of volunteer photographers who cover events that we can’t always get to ourselves. Your talents are very much appreciated by not only our committee but our readers also. A few of their great shots are mingled in with this retrospective be sure and check out the photo credits!

And a reminder that we can also be found at www.facebook.com/BayfieldBreeze. Like us and we will be sure to reach 600 followers in no time at all!

Thank you and Happy New Year from our committee - Dennis, Mike, John and myself!

39535757734_dfc6e24dcc_kFeb. 14 - Issue 449 - WINDMILL REVISITED PART III - RESTORATION WORK HAS BEGUN ON FOLMAR: George Ebers (left) and Jacco Van Bruinhorst stand in the workshop at Windmill Lake among the seven and a half foot sails currently being restored. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

40462620582_ceb5b2935d_kFeb. 28 - Issue 451 - MORE THAN 300 POWERED OFF AT BAYFIELD ARENA FOR FAMILY DAY: Bridget Shanahan had a blast in the free play area on the soft mats with plenty of balloons and balls to toss around. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

26766826458_9b857f9226_kMarch 7 - Issue 452 - BTHHS - "ALL HAT - NO HORSE - BEST OF THE WEST" ROCKED THE VILLAGE THRICE!: Local thespians, like Paul Hill, impersonated country legends in three sold-out shows on Feb. 23-24 and March 3 at the Bayfield Town Hall for their annual cabaret fundraiser.  

41148264472_baefb36d05_kApr. 4 - Issue 456 - OPTIMIST CLUB OF BAYFIELD -CHOCOLATE EGGS WARM HEARTS ON A VERY CHILLY EASTER: Snowsuits, mitts and toques sporting Bunny Ears were the fashion trend at the annual Easter Egg Hunt held in Clan Gregor Square on the afternoon of Apr. 1. Perhaps it was Mother Nature who played the April Fool’s Joke on attendees as the windchill made it feel like -8C. After lining up for the hunt, the youngsters had to wait four whole minutes before they were allowed to run. It wasn't easy but it sure built the excitement levels. (Photos by Melody Falconer-Pounder)

41656351881_fc8968fa24_kApr. 25 - Issue 459 - BRVTA - FAMILIES JOINED IN THE ANNUAL EARTH DAY LITTER WALK:
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) would like to thank the Bayfield community for pitching in during the annual litter walk on Earth Day, Apr. 22. Roberta Stemp and Elise Feltrin both volunteered at the sixth annual Litter Walk. (Photo by Jack Pal)  

 


 

PIXILATED — image of the week

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Fade to White...By Jane Seifried

Email your photo in Jpeg format to bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com with the subject line Subscriber Photo of the Week. or...Upload your photo to Flickr.

I am looking for the Bayfield that is a delight to the eye – please share photos with a touch of whimsy, beauty, humor or a sense of fun. If you are to include people in your photos be sure to have their permission to publish their picture on-line and also send in their names and where they are from. And don’t forget to tell me who took the photo for proper credit to be issued

 

 

 


 

 

 

GramelBW
Melody Falconer-Pounder

SUBMISSIONS

By the time you read this all of the suspense will be over - the gifts will be opened, the stockings emptied, the cookies only crumbs and the grandchildren gone onto their next holiday adventure. But as I write this, on Christmas Eve, the excitement is at a fevered pitch in our old farm house, or what our granddaughter lovingly refers to as the, “barn house”.

My grandchildren and I have decorated giant gingerbread cookies, we’ve melted crayon flakes in glass ornaments, we’ve made CD toy spinners, we’ve painted, glued and glittered everything imaginable that you could put on a tree, we’ve read many, many stories with holiday themes and we even squeezed in the new movie Mary Poppins Returns. A film that Graham Pounder, aged 7, gave two thumbs up. And I quote, “It was amazing!” Plus, we were fortunate to have some friends and family drop in to share a little holiday cheer. And yet on this Christmas Eve there is still plenty of merry to be made.

I’m a little light on sleep but my heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude. Happy Boxing Day everyone! – Melody
 

 

Ideas and contributions to the Bayfield Breeze are always welcome.
Deadlines for submissions are Sundays at 4 p.m.

Please email me at bayfield.breeze@villageofbayfield.com or call 519-525-3830.

 


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