The farm house

The farm house

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Vintage Weekend

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon at Upper Canada Village on behalf of the Ottawa Knitting Guild. Other tables were set up to display rug hooking, the Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild, Bobbin Lace, needle felting, ..there was also a large walking wheel and a quilt display that was pieced by some folks in South Dundas.... Ironically, I knew people from every boothe except bobbin lace. But, I went over for a few minutes and they kindly showed me how it was done!!Bobbin Lace making is another craft that needs more folks in order not to disappear.

Rare Breeds Canada was also there and we know each other well. I find that if you have a critter that is considered rare, you often have another. So, today Tessa was loaded up and sent to Cumberland Village Museum. What a beautiful spot!! She is spending her time there with a Clydesdale mare named Misty.

Tessa decided to start pacing and showing off her floaty trot and suddenly came to a stop. Stock still, head raised and staring off in the distance. She was listening to the sound of an outdoor mass being held at the park . A few folk complimented me on her appearance and it was then that I decided that I should breed her to keep those genes and bloodlines going before she gets too old. I was also inspired by a Canadian at Upper Canada Village yesterday who was with her 10 day old foal. So, I had better save some pennies for that!!

Misty from Mountain Meadows Clydesdales

The mares listening to mass!


  1. I would LOVE a Canadian for my next dressage horse! But considering I now have Lance, a five-year-old mustang, I'm hoping it will be at least 20 years before I need to shop for my next horse. :-)

  2. I would love to see Tessa do dressage!! I'm far too short to be on the back of a Warmblood-looks too disproportionate.

    1. I'm 5'8" with long legs, so I really do need a good-sized horse – or at least a substantial-enough girth to take up my leg. Lance is 15.2 or 15.3 and I don't look too big on him.

  3. I am short. Tessa is 15+ so a good size. I need a lift getting up but it's not too bad. I've watched some riders who are my height but much thinner on the larger horses and it just looks "off", as if they are sitting up there like Humpty Dumpty awaiting the tumble...:)