Skip to main content

Puttering around, supporting the community.

Small Wood Pile
Our news sources, Facebook pages, Local News Releases and others that are from South Shore Nova Scotia always provided me with information of something fun going on, of one sort or another.

Of late, due to unforeseen circumstances, all the streams have dried up.

We'll strive to do better in weeks to come regarding South Shore and what is going on; however, the best we've got this week is the start of a little wood pile in the backyard. Last summer, a couple trees came down and some cleanup of debris took place. Some of the tree trunks and branches were put to one side with the hope of it drying over the next year or two.

Our anticipation is that the Tourism Season for 2020 will be very limited. Welshtown Haven has obtained the "Fixed Roof Accommodation" for the year; however, it's just a registry entry and free of charge by the Nova Scotia Government. Apparently, they anticipate a slow year as well and are gifting the year to accommodation providers.

The All Season Weekly Rental Property, has been contracted to a 3rd party for an extended time leaving us with a limited revenue stream. Management will be in South Shore Nova Scotia at some point this summer to review the property and perform further maintenance upon the property and grounds; however, comically will have to stay at a alternate location due to contractual commitments.

As a management group our thought is that it is still very important to identify the good things happening within the community and let as many people from afar know about it. We're a small business within a small community. Supporting our community in turn helps us. It's a win / win, the promotion of the community helps the community, the community is wonderful and easy to promote and in promoting the local community, it should lead to more tourists and in turn bookings for us, eventually.

Let's all stay positive and push out the positive message.... South Shore is the place to go to.


Popular posts from this blog

128RJ Husqvarna Trimmer - 10 Hours of use?

The  HUSQVARNA 128RJ is a.... <<Lightweight brushcutter, perfect for homeowners. Easy starting with Smart Start® recoil system, fuel pump and an always-ON auto return stop switch for trouble free starting. Fitted with a J-handle and harness. Equipped with easy loading, semi automatic, trimmer head and metal blade. E-TECH® engine for reduced emissions. >> Ya, okay.... that's the first review that comes up for this thing in Google (at least for us). With search criteria of "husqvarna 128rj review", you don't get much. I'm sure if we pop into the Amazon link they'll have something. Now, what's our experience with this durable item? This is a BLOG and that typically means a bit of a story. We will not fault the Dayton dealer, in the Canadian community of Yarmouth County. They were responsible and respectable while purchasing the trimmer, chainsaw and lawnmower back 4 years ago. Taking the trimmer back late this summer, they were also polite an

Welshtown Haven and Hugelkulture? The start of something more....

A brief description of Hugelkulture can be found at The Old Farmers Almanac , where the picture above is explained. The site UK Permaculture , provides the "Permaculturalist" view and Youtube "How to build a Hugelkulture Bed" , is is a short video on the topic. South Shore Nova scotia was originally formed through Glacial Erosion and Deposition . Different areas have different Soil Types , some Clay, others Sandy. Welshtown Haven is sitting on Silt. Silt makes excellent Loam; however, the trick in the transition is organic matter. When it rains (non summer months) it rains hard. Due to the soil, it filters down into the water table leaving the surface dry. What is missing is a solid layer of organic matter or loam. While an old growth deciduous forest would provide this, the predominant overstory has been coniferous. Over the years South Shore has been logged, harvesting the old growth and allowing the fertile upper layer of loam soil to wash away. So, the so

Upcoming Town and Municipal elections...

  Titan can be heard snarling and barking like a ferocious wild animal while he sleeps. He is dreaming. About what, I don't think anyone really knows. By day, he is a lovable Labrador quietly nudging for attention. Everybody has dreams. Some dreams we have while we sleep while others dreams while awake. It is these wakeful dreams of what could be, that can drive things forward or possibly into stagnation if they are to wild or ungoverned.  The Town Shelburne has an upcoming election for Town Council. The candidates are projecting what they believe they can accomplish and the towns people are looking for a way forward. Of concern for all are the Budgetary issues. Other common issues look to be available activities for youth, the cost of food, the Rail Trail and the issue of growth. Growth will occur within the area over time regardless of it being managed or not. No one has a crystal ball that sees into the future. Looking into the past to project a future vision can be difficult. M