"If you build it, he will skate." ~ Shoeless Joe Jackson, Rink Of Dreams
"This time they want me to build a hockey rink in the corn field so Rocket Richard can come back from the dead and play hockey." ~ Ray Kinsella, Rink Of Dreams
Now that's a sequel I'd want to see. Anyway, my tomfoolery aside, even with the corn field as inspiration. The Central Experimental Farm is over a thousand acres of land in Ottawa, set aside as a government research center and working farm for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. It dates back to the 1880s. Here on the southeastern corner (west of the church I showed you yesterday), at the intersection of Prince of Wales Drive and Baseline Road, is a large stretch of corn fields. Wildflowers flank the pathway onto the property, which is open to the public for walking, and there is a national museum for agriculture here as well.