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Hollyhocks, blueberries & Rose House

It was another great weekend in ‘the county’.  We did some touring around and picked up some great fresh fruit & veggies, as well as some yummy cheese for the weekend.  The sun was shining, and the famous Waupoos hollyhocks were still blooming.  Our visit included Waupoos Estate Winery, The Blueberries Patch, and Black River Cheese (were we got an ice cream cone with Kawartha Dairies ice cream) YUM!

We also decided to visit the Rose House Museum.  We have driven by often, but never stopped in.  We were pleasantly surprised.  The staff were very knowledgeable and the house is very well appointed.  My how far we have come!  Here is an excerpt from the Prince Edward County Website: 

Rose House has survived since the early 1800s with few alterations, inhabited by 5 generations of the Rose family. Peter Rose arrived in Prince Edward County among first Marysburgh settlers, made up largely of United Empire Loyalists and Hessian (German) soldiers who had fought for the British in the American Revolution. According to tradition, Rose House is constructed from salvaged timber from the community’s original Lutheran Church. Peter and his wife, Christina Bongard, raised 11 children in this modest farmhouse.

Here are a few photos of our day!

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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