Friday, August 19, 2011

Upper Canada Village visit

I have a lot of photos, so I'm going to break this up into two posts!

Yesterday we went to Upper Canada Village. We were last there in 2009 and I did two posts about that visit, this one and this one

They officially opened the new visitor centre yesterday, with lots of hoopla and the Fort Henry Guard firing off noisy weapons:

We got there early and wandered off to visit Eugene in the cheese factory. I'll post about that tomorrow. For now, here are some other sights from the Village.

Lots of log buildings!

Adorable piglets. We were given apples to feed them as treats.

I think these are oats being harvested.

Dried flower and moss creations:

"Our queen and country"... hoorah!

The Masonic Lodge, which I posted a pic of in 2009. The place fascinates me. Those secretive masons!

And extreme cuteness in the bottom of the building housing the sawmill:

Barn swallow babies!

Field of buckwheat by the water.

More cuteness.

Mama swallow was heading in, so the babies opened up in preparation, but I didn't get a photo of the feeding session.

Mama, or possibly Papa, waiting for me to get the hell out.

Broom-making shop.

Cuteness! Do you think they used horsehair in that nest?  :)

More soon! Supper calls.


  1. Those barn swallow babies are too cute for words.

  2. Looking forward to post II. You capture all the artistic merit of UCV.


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