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Trenton Air Force Base

I lent my old laptop to someone a few days ago, which meant I had to dump all of my old pictures onto this one. This was taken back in 2001, I guess it would have been my old Sony Cybershot. Long before I ever thought I would have a photography blog. I usually just had a camera for family pictures.

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Tyrone Mills Products

This will be the last post on Tyrone Mills. I could not resist buying some of their products. This is what I bought minus the old fashioned doughnuts and sourdough bread that is now long gone! Both were so good and fresh!

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The Apple Spice Muffin Mix was only $11.00 Canadian for a 2.5 Kg bag, with simple ingredients that I did not need a dictionary to find out what was in it! All I have to do is add water. I can’t wait to bake some up!

The organic coconut flour was only $5.75 for a 1.25 kg bag. Where are you going to get organic for that price? Gluten and grain free flour! I just found a site that has hundreds of recipes for it too. You can find them at Coconut Mama.

The Cake and Pastry flour was $4.95 for a 5.5 kg bag.

We can’t wait to try the Caramelized Onion Chutney. I bet it will be good.

It is worth driving out of your way to visit Tyrone Mills. I am sure we will be going back to buy some gifts for Christmas. In the meantime you can see what they have to offer visit their website here.

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More About Tyrone Mills

Quote from their site:

This is a traditional water-powered mill, built in 1846. It serves as a historical attraction with scenic views, local products and warm atmosphere.

The Tyrone Mills Limited has been owned and operated by Robert Shafer over the last 30 years – but its history stretches back far greater than that! Over the last 170 years, the Tyrone Mills has been a grist mill, flour mill, lumber mill, apple cider producer, historic tour center, bakery, and rural community center. Today, it continues to preserve its traditional roots through continual use of its water power in lumber manufacturing and flour production.

You can visit their site here.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our visit to this place. Everyone was so friendly. The staff was helpful and polite. We will be going back there again, I can tell you that. Do not pass this gem!

This will be the last post of some of the things you can see here. The final post (coming later today) will show some of the things we bought. How can one pass up getting fresh ground flour at a fabulous price?

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Hope you enjoyed these posts. If you would like to see all of them, click here and look under the town of Tyrone. (There will be eight posts)

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Tyrone Mills Eye Candy

Quote from their website:

Open year-round, the mill offers visitors a chance to witness Canadian History and Culture in action. Each season of the year adds to the unique character to the mill. Whether it is drinking hot apple cider to chase away the winter chill, Rob Shafer working steadfast in the lumber yard in the spring, visitors enjoying a scenic walk along the dam in the summer, or shoppers enjoying our baking and festivities in the fall. The mill not only offers a range of quality products, but also a sense of community connection. If you have not yet had the chance to come visit – please do! And, for those of you who have – we look forward to welcoming you again soon. The Shafer family.

Visit their website here.

If you are ever near Tyrone, do not miss the opportunity to visit Tyrone Mills. This post is just about the decor they have throughout the building. They sell many different products including baked goods, flours, baking products, hand crafted products and many things perfect for gift giving. We could have spent hours there.

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St. George’s Anglican Church

Some people say it is in Sibbald Point or Jackson’s Point, Ontario, Canada. St. George’s Anglican Church is an historical building open to the public. I live fairly close to this and never even knew it was there!

Well known author and humorist, Stephen Butler Leacock, is buried there:

Some quotes from his books that I liked:

The Lord said “Let there be wheat” and Saskatchewan was born. (My Discovery of America(1937))

You know, many a man realizes late in life that if when he was a boy he had known what he knows now, instead of being what he is he might be what he won’t; but how few boys stop to think that if they knew what they don’t know instead of being what they will be, they wouldn’t be? (How to Make a Million Dollars)

Many of my friends are under the impression that I write these humorous nothings in idle moments when the wearied brain is unable to perform the serious labours of the economist. My own experience is exactly the other way. The writing of solid, instructive stuff fortified by facts and figures is easy enough. There is no trouble in writing a scientific treatise on the folk-lore of Central China, or a statistical enquiry into the declining population of Prince Edward Island. But to write something out of one’s own mind, worth reading for its own sake, is an arduous contrivance only to be achieved in fortunate moments, few and far between. Personally, I would sooner have written “Alice in Wonderland” than the whole Encyclopaedia Britannica. (Preface to Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town)

My parents migrated to Canada in 1876, and I decided to go with them.
(On leaving England at age seven.)
Source: Wikiquote

I was so glad we drove by this place. Since we have had an interest in photography we take more back roads and side streets, before it was hitting the highway in a rush to get home!

Some shots of the church:

Two gates that I thought were beautiful:

A few other grave stones caught my eye. Rebel Guy refused to take pictures of the grave stones because he thought it was wrong. Maybe it is because I found them so useful when doing genealogy that I don’t think it is. You might think I am odd, but I talk to them and pay my respects. I wonder about their past and what it was like.

These two were way back (on a point at the end of the site) separated from everything else and I wondered why:

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This baby boy never made it to a year old. He was tucked away by a cedar hedge at the edge of the site:

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A few more:

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Some other notable people buried there:

Mazo de la Roche – the author of the Jalna novels, one of the most popular series of books of her time.

Alfred Chapman – a well known architect who designed the Royal Ontario Museum and the Princess gates at the Canadian National Exhibition.

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Check Out This Ride.

We had pulled in a parking lot to walk around the area, hoping to find something to take a picture of, when I noticed this awesome motorcycle. I looked around to see if the owner was nearby. There was a restaurant with an outdoor patio, so I gathered all the courage I could muster to hunt down the owner. I found him, asked if he would mind me taking some pictures for my site. He said sure, and I gave him our card. I wish I had the nerve to ask for his picture! One day…

Check out his ride though. How awesome is that?

UPDATE: Rebel Guy Insisted the need for enlarged photos. So now you can click them for an up close look.

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