Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Say it ain't so ....!

Found this autumn leaf on the ground at Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada ..... gasp .... so soon?

Have you ever been to Upper Canada Village?  It's a wonderful place to visit, that is if you like to go back in time to the year 1860.

That's where dd and I spent the day, just wondering around .... looking for photographing opportunities.  It was a perfect day to stroll along the St Lawrence Sea Way.

Allow me to take you on a tour.  Here is Bellamy's Steam Flour Mill.

It was water turbine powered for the longest time, but with recent water issues, a new steam engine was added.

These old types of machinery just fascinate me to no end!  That was an extremely expensive piece of equipment in the 1860.  It's a beauty alright.

Come on in, and hang up your hat ....

They stone ground the grains and produce flour, which can be purchased at the gift shop.

Because the stone ground flour from this mill has not been altered in any way, is it quite different to bake with than your grocery store variety.  It is heavier and thus produces denser breads or cakes.  I love this flour and always make a point to purchase a 10 pound bag.

The ones you see are 50 pounds and a bit much for me.  They do use the flour in their restaurants for bake goods as well as sell it to high end restaurants in Toronto.

Lots of places to see in the village ... the tin smith for one!

DD and I had a wonderful day, just shooting artsy photos! The weather was perfect!

We left Upper Canada Village and headed for Sainte Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, where we dinned by the boat locks!  What a view!

What a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!


Chookyblue...... said...

what a nice spot to go to..........

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a beautiful spot. I noticed the leaves changing in the neighborhood this week too.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Ah your post makes me home sick...I love Upper Canada Village and have very found memories of visiting when I was a child. My mother's family is from just up the road in Iroquois so it has a lot of significance for me. And then Ste Anne de Bellevue...well I know that place like the back of my hand! (I grew up in Baie d'Urfe) and went to John Abbott... I spent WAY to much time in Ste. Anne as a student! :o)

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