Thursday, August 26, 2010

Heritage Farm Show Program 2010

Join us Saturday September 4th and Sunday September 5th for our annual Heritage Farm Show. Please see below for scheduling for this great two day event.

10:00 a.m. : Horse drawn Wagon Tours of neighbouring historic sites from the parking lot, children’s activities and games throughout the day
10:00 a.m. : Horse drawn tillage demonstration throughout the day in the back field
10:30 a.m. : Master Gardeners presentation on herbs in the Backus-Page House kitchen garden
11:00 a.m. : Threshing
11:30 a.m. : Demonstration *
12:00 p.m. : Barbeque Lunch available – Bean Pot later
1:00 p.m. : Demonstration *
- Scarecrow making and decorating, family activity
1:30 p.m. : Threshing
2:00 p.m. : Master Gardeners repeat presentation
- Barn museum guided tour
2:30 p.m. : Demonstration *
3:00 p.m. : Threshing
3:30 p.m. : Children’s Scavenger Hunt for candy in the straw
- Baling straw
4:00 p.m. : Show closes for the day

SUNDAY Please note that all patrons entering the gate regardless of activities including the pancake breakfast and worship service are required to pay gate admission.
9:00a.m. – 11a.m. : Pancake Breakfast – Adults $6, Children (6-12) $3, 5 and under free
11:00 a.m. : Outdoor Worship Service
12:00 p.m.: Horse drawn tillage, Wheat planting, Horse drawn Wagon Tours, Children’s activities throughout the day
12:00 p.m.: Threshing
12:30 p.m.: Barbeque Lunch available
12:30 p.m.: Demonstration *
1:00 p.m. : Master Gardeners presentation on herbs in the Backus-Page House kitchen garden
1:30 p.m. : Threshing
2:00 p.m.: Demonstrations *
- Organized children’s games
3:00 p.m.: Threshing
3:30 p.m.: Children’s Scavenger Hunt for candy in the straw
- Baling straw
4:00 p.m.: Show closes - PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN ON SEPT. 3 & 4, 2011 FOR OUR HERITAGE FARM SHOW

*Demonstrations may include a buzz saw, corn cutting box, cream separator, blacksmithing, log sawing, cross-cut sawing, rope making

Exhibits – Trapping expert and animal display, antique cars, agricultural displays

Children Activities – fanning mill, bagger, hand corn sheller, hand pump, push lawn mowers, weigh scales, Sunday straw maze

Backus-Page House Museum – Current exhibit- The Wallacetown Fair ~ Sewn and Home Grown~ Celebrating 150 Years of Progress, House demonstrations including baking and textile arts, tours throughout the day

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Antique Road Show

Antique Road Show

Location: Beattie Haven, 23328 Beattie Line RR#1, Wardsville On N0L 2N0

Date: Saturday, Sept.11, 2010

Time: 1:00 - 4:00

Bring your Antiques to get appraised by the professionals from Gardner
Galleries of London. Grant Gardner will be on hand to appraise your
family keepsakes.

Cost: $10.00 charge for the first item and $5.00 for additional
items.Limit of 3 pieces per individual.

Plan to have lunch - pulled pork on a bun with cole slaw and a pop for
only $5.00. Pork donated by Premium Quality Genetics Pork.

Bring the family for a day of entertainment, have your heirlooms
appraised, and learn some family history facts.

For more information, phone 519 693-4901.

Circulated by
Mary Simpson, Board Secretary
Beattie Haven Inc.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Annual Heritage Farm Show

Backus-Page House Heritage Farm Show

Saturday September 4th
Come out Labour Day Weekend to enjoy our annual Heritage Farm Show at the
Backus-Page House located just south of Wallacetown. The gates open at 10am. Demonstrations planned over the two day event include threshing, steam engine, working farm
horses, horse drawn wagon rides and historic farming interpretive displays. There will be scarecrow decorating on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday September 5th
Sunday the site will host a pancake breakfast starting at 9 am. There's a worship service at 11am on the lawn of the museum and farm show activities begin again at 12 noon. There are a variety of implements to be viewed for those who enjoy history, agriculture and changes in technology. While on site do not forget to tour the Backus-Page House Museum where costumed interpreters will be available to take visitors on a trip back through time to the year 1850 or check out our latest exhibit "The Wallacetown Fair~ Sewn and Home Grown~ Celebrating 150 Years of Progress". There will be a straw maze for the kids (old and young alike) on Sunday.

New tractor and machinery exhibitors are welcome-to sign up please call
Jim West at 519-762-3527
Admission -Adults $6, Children 6 to 12- $3, 5 and under free
Pancake breakfast additonal cost - Adult $6, Children 6 to 12- $3, 5 and under free
Barbeque will be available to purchase both days
with a bean pot on Saturday and sweet corn on Sunday.
Please note that all patrons entering the gate regardless of activities including the pancake breakfast and worship service are required to pay gate admission.
Call 519-762-3072 for additional information
or click on the pictures below to read our media release.

Bee Beard Festival

6th Annual Bee Beard Festival
Saturday August 14
Clovermead Bee Adventure Farm

Fundraiser for World Vision Canada All Event Admission goes to buying beehives and training for families in developing countries, $7 per person.

Kicks off at 1:30 pm with Beekeeper Olympics – Bee smoker lighting, beekeeper dress up and down, honey comb squeezing, bee box assembly, hive tool target throw, and bee catching. Beekeepers and the public will both compete.

2:30 pm Bee Beard Competition. Four Beekeeper contestants are given twenty minutes to load up with bees and to groom their fashionable beards inside screened tents. They are each weighed before and after, the number of bees are calculated by the grams of bees on their chins. Each beekeeper dances and models their beards on the catwalk, backed up by funky music, the judges select their favourite. The trophy is awarded, and folks can have their pictures taken next to their beekeeper hero. In the end the beekeepers give their heads a big shake to return the crawling and itchy bee beards back into the beehives. Great fun if you’re watching, a little nervous if you’re a beekeeper, and a strange afternoon if you are a bee.

Live music by 1- 4 pm. Wagon rides, farm animals, walking trails, pedal go-carts. Wholesome farm fun for families and friends.

Location: 11302 Imperial Rd. 2 km North of Aylmer, on Hwy 73, twenty five minutes from London.

Hosted by: Clovermead Bee Adventure Farm, in Aylmer, Ontario.

For more information or to download photos from previous Bee Beard events

Contact Chris Hiemstra. Director of the Buzz (519) 617-5503

World Vision Canada - Brad Saunders 1 800 268 4888 Mobile 519-400-2653

MOE Beekeepers Club (Middlesex Oxford, Elgin)

Contact President Bob Crowhurst (519) 666-1670

2010 Bee Beard Contestants

Tibor Szabo – 519-836-5617 Guelph, ON Commercial Beekeeper.

Albert de Vries – 519-637-0375 St. Thomas, ON - Cabinetry/Beekeeper.

Chris Crocker – 519-644-2408 Aylmer, ON - Minister/Beekeeper.

Carmenie Stemmler – 519-270-2276 – Markdale, ON – the only female Beekeeper contestant.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

HMS Investigator Sees The Light of Day

HMS Investigator was a merchant ship purchased in 1848 to search for Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. She made two voyages to the Arctic and had to be abandoned in 1853 after becoming trapped in the ice (but not before sailing the last leg of the elusive Northwest Passage).

Archeologists working with Parks Canada first discovered the ship on July 25, after ice had cleared from Mercy Bay, a remote site in Aulavik National Park on Banks Island.

War of 1812 app released for iPhone

Niagara 1812: Return of the Fenian Shadow

A War of 1812 application for iPhones has been released in the Apple iTunes online store. Titled Niagara 1812: Return of the Fenian Shadow, it showcases people and places key to the nationally-defining war in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Read all about it at Interactive Ontario.

You can take a journey into the past with Niagara 1812. Using your iPhone, you'll visit places and people from the War of 1812 and beyond. Choose Roam Mode, walk around historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, and discover the stories that lie behind the bricks and mortar. Or choose Quest Mode, and solve a centuries-old mystery in an immersive adventure. With Niagara 1812, you carry history with you, in the palm of your hand.