Maple in the County


It is Maple in the County this weekend in Prince Edward County.  I have been in Toronto a lot as of late sorting out my mom’s house and was really looking forward to a fun filled day with my family.  We started the day off with pancakes and our very own maple syrup.  Jess and the kids have been tending to our taps and buckets, and have produced almost two bottle of syrup.  It sure made this city family country proud to be eating our own home made maple syrup.  As you can see, we needed to consume our house bourbon to facilitate our maple products.  Maybe next year we will try making our own bourbon!  I’m sure that is legal in the County.


Our first stop was Nyman’s Farm to see some baby farm animals.  We were charmed by the sleeping calves and snuggly pigs.  We kept a close eye out for their chicken operation as we have ordered our very own.  We will be receiving 12, one day old chicks on April 2nd.  We have set up our heat lamp and brooder in Reya’s room.  Reya will be bunking with her sisters until our chickens are ready for their coop outside.  We hope we can keep them alive and well until we want to kill and eat them.


Our next stop was lunch at Vicki’s Veggies.  We had maple coffee, hot chocolate and bacon and egg pizza.  Vicki’s farm is one of our favorite places.  There is always something fun going on and they have the best carrots I have ever eaten in my life.  Their  srirach’atcha sauce is totally kick ass as well.

Tonight we are off to the town hall for chili and bingo night.

Now down to business.  We are still without a name for our bed and breakfast, produce, egg, and house concerts enterprise.  We had lots of fabulous names come forward from our readers.  Here are the top three:

The Milford Public House

Peace and Plenty

County Old School

Now it’s up to you, dear reader.  Please vote and  let us know which name would be best.  And if you hate them all, tell us that too.  We need your help.  Our fate and that of our future generations is in your hands.  So step up to the plate and vote!

And thank you very much.

14 thoughts on “Maple in the County

  1. Hi, Chris pointed out that a “public house” suggest drinking. Any European will think it’s a place where you can buy booze. I believe it’s a Irish thing. Just something to think about. I like it but I like booze too Hee Hee. Peace and Plenty is lovely and soothing sounding. But County Old School is funny and you guys have such a great sense of humour, I think it suits you better 🙂 So that’s two votes for Country Old School
    What about OLD SCHOOL COUNTRY ? too much music reference?
    Love you guys, Taya and Chris

  2. Jack votes for Milford Public House and said “anything but the 2nd one.”
    Cindy votes for County Old School
    Colm votes for County Old School

  3. Homemade maple syrup- yum!

    Would you like me to put you in contact with a friend’s Mom who has her own small chicken enterprise? She is really cool. She grows wheat grass for them and feeds them warm oatmeal when it is really cold. I’ve enjoyed her hard multi-colored shelled, bright orange yolked eggs over the years.

  4. County Old School! With Peace and Plenty B+B at County Old School?
    Taya is right, Public House = Pub. Though I do know you make a fine G+T.

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