August 22, 2011

Southlands .

LP, " There is an area minutes from where we live in the city called , Southlands. There are quite a few horse farms in that area. On Sundays farm owners get together and sell produce , jams, breads and cheese they produce,  on a specific farm called Heritage, to local people who live in the area. Southlands is a unique and very special area because it is country living within the city of Vancouver. Here are some pics I took when we were at the farmer's market this Sunday."

LP , " This particular farm has an apple orchard on it ."

LP ," There are quaint home-made signs on different trees letting people know which tree grows what type of apple."

LP, " That apple looks ready to pick ! "

LP, " That's Donovan . He is going home for a bath after a good , long ride and workout! "

LP, " Do you want your picture taken Donovan ? "

LP, " What a handsome fellow you are ! "

LP, " We arrived around feeding time when many of the horses were having a nice bucket of lunch ! "

LP , " That's Jasper. It was difficult to get a good picture of him because he has quite a few duties to fulfill on the farm and doesn't stay still for long ! "

LP, " What to buy ?"

LP , " These are called chums and they are a hybrid between plums and cherries. Very tasty and sweet!"

LP , " This walnut bread is delicious toasted and topped with butter and honey. Yum ! "

LP , "If they so desire , children can go on a pony ride throughout the orchards . " 

LP , " Sassy is sad to see us go and we are reluctant to leave the serenity of country living behind but don't worry old gal :) We'll be back next week ! "

We hope you enjoyed a look around a unique part of our city. Southlands is a special place for those of
us who are part of this community. It is a slice of calm heaven within an otherwise bustling city!
Have a great day.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage.


  1. All off the apples, bred, fruit and veggies look wonderful, and those chums look interesting! Sassy Jasper and all of the horses are beautiful!

    XO K:)

  2. What a fabulous tour ~ fanks. Mom thinks she would love the "chums"!

  3. What a great way to spend a n afternoon! I have never heard of chums before, they sound good.

  4. i love farmers markets, but this place sounds even better than your typical farmers market! cool! thanks for sharing. :) wish i could try a "chum"....

  5. What wonderful produce!!! Cherries are my favourite fruit, so I think I would like chums very much :-)

  6. What a great spot to have access to, in the midst of such a vast urban area. Very cool!

  7. How wonderful that the farmers are able to sell their produce at a market like that - it looks a lovely place to visit.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend!!!

  9. We think perhaps Donovan was blowin you the raspberries!!! Cheeky horsey...

    Bobo and Meja

  10. We would love to have farm duties alongside Jasper! And Sassy looks like a real sweetheart. What a great place!

    Lucas and Lola the pugs


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