Monthly Archives: August 2015

Making Wildflower Bouquets

Another one of the wife’s many talents is her ability to design “natural” bouquets. It’s one thing to take a bouquet of flowers from a florist (OK, from the grocery store for half the price), and drop ’em into a vase of water, and say “Isnt that lovely”. But it’s another thing entirely to do […]

Molson Mill, Port Hope, Ontario

In the early days of Port Hope, obtaining flour was extremely difficult. Grains had to be sent by boat to the nearest grist mill located in Kingston. By 1794 the Myer’s Mill was operational in Belleville and shortened this boat trip by forty miles. Around 1797, a crown land patent was granted to Elias Smith […]