Friday, May 29, 2009

Manitoulin Woods....

I've been busy trying to do 14 things at the same time again but I had to take a few minutes out the other day to snap a few photos of the Trillium's down Beach Road. There must be millions of them all over Manitoulin at this time of the year. Too bad all the summer visitors miss this fantastic view of our island.

Monday, May 18, 2009

See... I'm not "completely" hooked...

Watkins at Fort Sheg!

The Fort Sheg Flee Market is now open for the season. Come and see me and all the other booths every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm right through the summer and into October.

There is still space for vendors and others at very reasonable rates. Why not think about holding your next yard sale here and inside where you won't have to worry about it raining all over you!

See you soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another One Done...

Another new web site for the books this week. The Innavik Hydro Project is being undertaken by Pituvik Landholding Corporation in the village of Inukjuak in Nunavik. This town is one of my favorite locations in the entire country and is a great place to visit. If you're looking for a different kind of adventure for your vacation this year then this would be it. There is a great little hotel run by the local CO-OP and you can easily arrange a guide to take you out on the land, up the river or out to Hudson's Bay.

If you're an amateur archaeologist then you might be interested to know that the oldest rock in the world is located near the community. It has been dated and fully documented at well over 3,000,000 years old. Access to the community is only by plane and you would most likely take an Air Inuit Dash-8 aircraft out of Montreal and could possibly make stops at La Grande, Kuujjuaraapik, and Umiujaq on your journey.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another Summer Resident...

Still no sign of the Hummingbirds or Cardinals around the house yet, although they've been seen in other parts of the island. I heard a Whip-Poor-Will in Manitowaning the other day and something today that might have been a Mockingbird but I didn't spot him. The male Goldfinches are all bright yellow again and the Rose Breasted Grosbeak showed up yesterday so the Baltimore Oriole can't be too far behind. I'll let you know when they get here.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Rezist It!

I've been puzzling the last couple days over how to tell you about one of my favorite Watkins products and then hot off the internet comes just what I was looking for, and worded much better than I could have done. Here is the text from a Summit Group bulletin about Rezist Plus. If you would like more information on this product or a list of ingredients just let me know.

Sickness is in the air! Watkins can help... Newspapers. Radio. TV. They're all screaming headlines that worry us about the spread of sickness and disease. It's enough to make anyone nervous. But what's a person to do? We can't all become hermits and go into seclusion.

Well, besides the obvious recommended step of frequent hand washing, Watkins Rezist Plus can give you an extra layer of prevention. According to information from Watkins:

Many respiratory conditions such as colds and flu are caused by viruses that attach themselves to the lining of the nose or throat and then spread through the upper respiratory system. In response, the immune system floods the area with infection-fighting white blood cells. The symptoms of a cold or the flu aren't produced by the viruses, but are actually the result of the body trying to stave off the infection. They are more common in winter, when indoor heating reduces the humidity in the air; this lack of moist air dries out the nasal passages and creates the perfect environment for viruses to reproduce.

What May Help: Watkins Rezist Plus.

Why: Contains ImmuneEnhancer (tm) which has been found to be twice as effective as echinacea in boosting the immune system. Also contains elderberry juice concentrate, along with astragalus known as powerful immune boosters.

Rezist Plus contains ImmunEnhancer with arabinogalactan, found to be twice as effective as echinacea in boosting the immune system. Lactospore, FOS and AG enhance the body's natural defenses to help ease allergy symptoms and headaches; they also work to ease lactose intolerance and gas and bloating while enhancing absorption of calcium and helping to maintain normal cholesterol levels.* It keeps working year round, so you can, too!

Here's just one of many testimonials for Rezist Plus:

"My oldest son wanted to take Rezist Plus because he knew it would help fight colds and flu, but the spin-off is that he suffered from what I called 'allergy to the morning.' Certain times of the year he would wake up sneezing and coughing and would have a runny nose for a couple of hours every morning. He found that when he was taking Rezist Plus he wasn't having that reaction when he woke up. It was only when he ran out of Rezist Plus and stopped taking it and all of those symptoms came back, that he realized that it was the Rezist Plus that was helping him to avoid those allergic reactions every morning. It's a wonderful product and I've told lots of people who have allergies to try Rezist Plus. It certainly has made a difference in my son's life." - —Lee Baxevanidis, British Columbia

(* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. In Canada, this information is provided for educational purposes only. No claims are being made for any product.)

You can contact us about all the Watkins products through this blog, by calling 705-282-3556 and leaving a message, by emailing me at or you can even order direct by going to

We look forward to supplying with all the great Watkins products, just like your grandmother used to use!

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Today it gives me great pleasure to welcome a new member to the family of web sites that I maintain. It is for the EaglzNest Bed & Breakfast located right here in Wikwemikong, the very heart of Rainbow Country. Check it out and please consider staying there on your next visit to our area. Lorraine, Mocha and Buttons would be happy to see you!