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Hunt for Sp'egg'tacular Eggs at Ireland House Museum | Adventure #21

There was a time when Burlington was famous for farming. Our fertile soil and moderate temperatures allowed early farmers to prosper so much so that, in the early twentieth century, the area was declared the Garden of Canada.

Today, there are few signs of farm life left in Burlington south of Dundas Street. But thanks to the City’s forward thinking back in 1987, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm remains as a living history museum telling the story of Burlington’s early settlers.

The Museum hosts a number of special events during the year, with one of the most anticipated ones being their Sp’egg’tacular Easter Event.

Our day started with a tour of Ireland House and an introduction to the members of the Ireland family. It is remarkable that this home was occupied by a single family for almost 150 years.

Another thing that makes Ireland House so unique is that it is furnished largely of antiques original to the home, passed down through generations. Each room is arranged to show a different era — a parlour from the first generation, a sitting room from the second generation, and a bedroom from the third generation.

There are two kitchens in this house! Down in the basement kitchen, interpreters were busy baking hot cross buns from scratch. It was the wonderful smell of this wood burning fireplace that greeted us as we parked our car upon arrival.

Around the corner, eggs were being coloured in the Victorian tradition daily dose cialis through the use of natural dyes produced by boiling common foods.

Blue eggs … red cabbage
Jade green eggs … red onion us online pharmacy cialis skins
Orange eggs … yellow onion skins
Rich yellow eggs … carrot tops
Dark pink eggs … beets

Across the grounds, Oakridge Interpretive Centre was host to a Kids Prize Bazaar and a silent auction.

Of course, the highlight of the day and the main draw for many families was the classic Easter Egg Hunt. There were two age divisions with the 1-5 year olds going first, followed by those 6 and older.

Eggs were scattered about the grounds and kids had a blast collecting as many as they could find in their baskets. After the thrill of the hunt, the colourful plastic eggs were exchanged for a small goodie bag of treats. If a child found one of the special golden eggs, they received a bonus surprise.

Every child also had the opportunity to meet and greet with the Easter Bunny!

Other Easter Celebration is there generic viagra activities included face painting, fair-style games, a clue hunt and treasure dig, jelly bean guess, kids’s crafts, and card making. There was also a BBQ and bake sale alongside a variety of vendors, crafters and artisans. This event had so much going on that I don’t think any one family could have done it all.

On our way out, we came across a heritage Blacksmith demonstration featuring a volunteer showcasing traditional methods of ironwork.

Special thanks to the Rocca Sisters team for partnering with the Museums of Burlington to present this event. Their support allowed for free admission where to buy viagra online yahoo answers this year.

For more information about the Museums of Burlington including hours, admission prices and details of special events, visit their website and Facebook page.

Next up at Ireland House is a Mother’s Day Tea and Springtime Celebration featuring live musical entertainment, special guests and re-enactors. With historic cooking, gardening demonstrations and the promise of a canadian pharmacy exams dr fatima marankan surprise host, this sounds like an event not to be missed.

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