In Search Of A Warm Fire!
Yesterday, had us visiting the village of St. Jacob's, Ontario looking for a special model of gas fireplace. It is a Peninsula model, a 3-sided view. The logs are beautiful and are impinged with flames and embers that look quite real to me. There are many embers on the bottom of the fire that glow just like a wood fire. This fireplace is going to be placed almost in the middle of our new room and will be a beautiful focal point.
We saw several horse and buggies along the highway as is the custom of the Mennonite people who are of German heritage and who farm in this area. Many do not have electricity and some use horse drawn plows instead of tractors.
People swarm to the farmers market they run and it was was quite busy. We bought their famous kolbassa, (sp?) back bacon, back ribs, curds, rye bread, and fudge. Of course, we had to have their signature Oktoberfest sausage on a bun with onions for lunch!
They had all the Christmas greenery there so we picked up two wreaths and some window boxes that were far cheaper than any we could get in our town.
These pics were taken out of the car window as we were moving so they're not that sharp but I'm surprised at the quality.