Monday, December 24, 2018

Santa Paws

Picking up where I left off yesterday with the Christmas farmers market, here we have some treats.

One of the regular vendors has a deer farm and sells meat. This time of year there are a few additional items around, such as these stockings hanging on antlers.

They also do some thematic sculptures for the season with wood, like reindeer and lanterns.

Maple syrup: proof that God loves Canadians most of all and wants us to be happy.

The deer farm also had these at the other end of their section, nativity scenes that I liked.

A group of singers were singing Christmas carols.

Here we have two more of the dogs that I came across during this visit.

The wares of other artisans caught my eye. Over the next couple of days my online time will be rather limited, but I have posts scheduled, and I'll catch up as time allows.


  1. Interesting wares on display. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

  2. I am quite sure that people who live in hot climates cannot appreciate the joy of fresh pancakes hot off the griddle, slathered in maple syrup, on a cold morning. We used to make “tire” in the snow when I lived in Québec. Have you ever done that?

  3. Hello, I see some nice goodies there. Love the cute dogs too. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I wish you all the best in 2019, Happy New Year!

  4. A nice mixture of 'rubbish' and beautiful things at the Christmas farmers market.
    Wishing you and your loved ones Merry Christmas, William.

  5. Schönes Angebot auf dem Markt. Wünsche dir und deiner Familie eine Frohe Weihnacht.


  6. Very nice nativity scenes.
    Merry Christmas, William !

  7. ...what a fun Christmas Market. Merry Christmas, William.

  8. Love the idea of a Christmas farmers' market. One stop shopping and LOCAL! Merry Christmas, William.


  9. Your maple syrup words makes me laugh.
    Great photos. Enjoy your time away

  10. It's a beautiful place, and your sharing it with me makes my Christmas Eve even better. Thanks! :-)

  11. @Nancy: thank you!

    @David: I have had that. There's someone at Winterlude who does that each year.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Noke: thank you.

    @Joan: thanks!

    @Karl: I like those nativity scenes.

    @Tom: it is quite something to attend.

    @Janis: and I'm looking forward to next year's edition.

    @Maywyn: I couldn't resist!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

  12. It looks like a great Christmas venue, with plenty of other items too.

  13. It looks like a great market! Have a Merry Christmas, William!

  14. I'm always amazed at what creative people can come up with. Your market proves they've got creativity.

  15. It was fun looking all these items. Love that wooden reindeer :-)
    Very Merry Christmas to you!

  16. There is lots to see at this market. Love that maple syrup. Merry Christmas.

  17. I would enjoy this market very much. Fun times. I wonder if the meat farmer sells a lot of venison. I haven't had any since about 1972! Didn't like it much. I would like your maple syrup, though!

  18. Enjoyed your tour of the Market. Everything looks wonderful. Plus your Maple Syrup is very good.
    The wood shop was lovely.

    Merry Christmas, cheers gayle

    1. I forgot to say the beautiful Terrier was on point and very interested in something.
      I know that look

  19. I like deer stew...
    Wishing you all the best for the Christmas days.

  20. I like the wooden reindeer and lanterns. Merry Christmas William!

  21. @Anvilcloud: it's quite a big market.

    @RedPat: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Red: that's true!

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Sharon: who can resist maple syrup?

    @Parsnip: dogs will do that!

    @Italiafinlandia: it's been quite awhile since I last had venison.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Cloudia: you're welcome.

  22. love the humor. so silly. i think laughter is always the best! thx 4 sharing. ( ;

  23. Great Christmas market, lots of items to see. Merry Christmas, William.

  24. Yummy those cookies sure look good.

  25. What a festive place and great photos ~ love the wood crafts especially ~

    Merry Xmas to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. Enjiyed seeing the treats and handmade wooden items, William...but I thought that maple syrup was also proof that God likes folks in New England too😊

  27. Lots of items to see, many thanks for your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  28. I like those nativities too. Very different with the carved out wood. What a great farmer's market.

  29. Ha, ha. I like the sentence about Canadians and maple syrup. Funny.

  30. @Beth: thank you.

    @Bill: thanks.

    @Happyone: they are.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Beatrice: ah, but we've got the bulk of the supply!

    @Jan: you're welcome.

    @Jeanie: that they are.

    @Klara: it was fitting.