Mother Nature, I’m not happy. Worst Spring weather weekend.
Rain, I can take you – I have my Hunter’s and dome umbrella. But rain, wind, frigid temperatures – no fair. You can’t tease us with 20˚C sunny temps on a Monday and then give us a snow storm on Sunday morning.
But I didn’t let Mother Nature ruin my weekend. We forced ourselves out of the safety and warmth of the condo into the wild weather. We went to take the streetcar to the Eco-Show but couldn’t stand waiting in the miserable weather. Turns out it was only a loonie more for parking on the Exhibition grounds than the cost of both of us taking the TTC there and back. Some days it’s just not “The Better Way.”
We each brought a computer mouse to recycle in exchange for a free ticket. Thank goodness we didn’t pay for admission ‘cause we were pretty let down. We’ve come to the Eco-Show a few times in the past 5 years its been on and have been fairly impressed. Not this year. It is simply a trade show now.
Everything got better once we reached the animals. This is Socrates – a turkey vulture.
He was hit by a car and broke a wing many years ago.
This wildlife organization nursed him back to health and continue to care for him.
This is Whistler – a hawk (cannot remember what kind).
He lost a few talons due to frost bite.
He has trouble flying as well as he has lost a few of his long tail feathers.
There was an awesome bee hive on display as well. I used to feel bad for these bees since we steal the honey they work so hard to make. But apparently bee populations are now improving as more and more people get into beekeeping.
Best part of the show was the food.
I admit I was but couldn’t indulge ‘cause I was driving.
Free local cheese? Oh yeah! From Fiesta Farms – a great independently owned grocery store that sells local, organic goods.
Yes, this is a young sunflower plant. Why didn’t I buy this? Left with some Wheatgrass for kitty instead.
Found a great veggie cuisine stand with noodles, rice, veggies, and the most awesome looking veggie chicken.
This is the best veggie chicken I’ve ever tasted. I know its been a few years but it seriously tastes like rotisserie chicken.
I know its a blurry shot but I wanted to give this restaurant credit for their awesome food.
As we were leaving we walked by a bunch of yogi’s putting on a show. The greatest was this little girl following their every (bendy) move, oblivious to the impressive crowd that was growing around her. A roll model for us all.