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27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

I keep seeing all these enthusiastic Facebook posts counting down the days until Christmas. I sort of get it-I love Christmas too. It’s all pine-y smell and Christmas music and choosing just the perfect gifts everyone. And,f you are like me, you put time and thought into getting the right gifts for the people you care about. So without further ado, here is a list of 27 great gifts for  nature lovers. Please note: The below post contains some affiliate…

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25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

I love fall, it’s my favorite time of year. No bugs, no mugginess and yet, still plenty to do in the Annapolis Valley So here, in no particular order are my favorite 25 harvest-y things to do next month   Sept/Oct. Pick Apples Jump on  a hay ride at Willowbank U Pick, 110 Starr’s Point Loop, Port Williams ( available during apple picking season- mid Oct.) Bike the Harvest Moon Trail which runs from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal [click_to_tweet…

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What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

Can we just all agree the Cabot Trail is lovely? And there  is no lovelier  season to go that when the leaves start to change to red, gold and brown. But. As lovely as that time of year in all of the province-we have to consider-will anything be open-or shut down for the winter? Never fear. I’ve combed through website and sent messages to compile a list of things to do in see in the coming weeks. And here they…

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11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

11 Bucket List Adventures to Make the Most of Summer

How often do we look so forward to summer and then-whoosh.It’s gone. It’s May and then September already. How the hell does that happen? I’ll tell you how. We don’t plan. I am the first to admit I love spontaneity. However, as much fun as that can be, without some sort of  a plan in place, the months just sort of slip by.

Uniquely Nova Scotia Things to Do With Your Valentine

Uniquely Nova Scotia Things to Do With Your Valentine

So the most ‘romantic’ day of  the year is almost upon us. Valentine’s Day. When you have been married as long as I have…. well, that’s no reason to give up, is it? (Not to self-do something for Valentine’s Day this year) Whether you have been together 46 days or 46 years (like I have) you can delight your Valentine without  resorting to obscenely priced roses and tired boxes of chocolates. Here’s a collection of ideas that are free, low…

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Scare Yourself Silly in October

Scare Yourself Silly in October

Updated for 2018 Haunted Houses, ghouls, zombies…..I love Halloween-but fright and gore-not so much. However,you may adore that stuff….so, I’m posting a list of freaky events and the like-and you can choose your own level of frightfulness. Good to luck ya.   Haunted Houses & More Cape Breton Haunted Halloween Hike Not  a lot of information regarding this hike-what there is is here  Family friendly, but preregistration is required. Email: recreation@cbrm.ns.ca October 27th-not sure of the time and the Cape Breton…

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Apple Picking Time in the Annapolis Valley

Apple Picking Time in the Annapolis Valley

Now that strawberry picking season is over and blueberries will be finished before you know it-it’s  apple picking time! It’s a favorite time of year for many.And why not?  Enjoying the crisp clear fall air, biting into tart and juicy apple, the feeling of filling the larder for the winter…. In this post, I’m going to give you tips to make the most of this great fall activity, from the correct way to pick to choosing the best apples for…

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10 Flower Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

10 Flower Gardens You Should Visit This Summer

Note: I would visit the Rhododendrons as soon as possible at the Kentville Research Station I scoff at the suggestion of having any kind of a green thumb-really I do. But for some strange reason, I feel compelled over the last several years to dig, plant and even-horrors! weed a bit of a flower garden. Why is this so shocking, you ask? I grew up on a farm.Need I really say anymore? But I will say more. My mother worked…

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5 Great Spots to see Apple Blossoms

5 Great Spots to see Apple Blossoms

So, the Apple Blossom festival begins tomorrow and there are lots of events happening all across the valley. But what about the apple  blossoms, you ask. Right. Well that is what it is all about. Unfortunately, it’s always a crap shoot as to whether the blossoms are ahead,behind or in full bloom. As of this writing (May 22) they are behind. But, it won’t be too long before they are out in all their glorious splendor. So, without further ado,…

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Corn Maze Terror and 6 Corn Mazes for You to Try

Corn Maze Terror and 6 Corn Mazes for You to Try

Who had the bright idea of a corn maze anyhow? The history of mazes( aka labyrinths) goes back thousands of years, but ones made from corn-not so very long ago.  At Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania,Don Frantz and Adrian Fisher designed and built the first corn maze in the US in 1993.  Mr. Fisher of Dorset, England is considered the world’s top maze designer, with 6 Guinness World Records, and numerous other awards- so, no slouch to corn maze patterns….

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