It was an exhausting and hard-scrabble life on the homestead farm. Sometimes, of an evening, the Farmer and his wife, would take the tour of the homestead to survey their kingdom while everything was still. Enchanted by the touches of colour of the local wildflowers, the wife would gather the seeds to set aside for her own garden next year - small reminders of home and loved ones far away.
In a place tethered in time, Mockingbird Hill Farm has recreated this nostalgic touch with a Wildflower Walk. The walk is a kilometre of trail that meanders through the farmstead and connects all the elements of the Farm.
The Wildflower Walk begins in the Market Garden and follows the path beside the Church. It takes you through the Corn Field and out to the the Christmas Tree plantation. You will stroll through the meadow to the Wigwam, an authentic birchbark home of the local Ojibway. From here the Walk leads you to the historic Buchan House, the only square timbered log home to be saved from the Sault's past. Just across the way and you are back to the Church and Market Garden and the circle is complete.
The Walk is truly reminiscent of a gentler, more romantic time. This singular attraction was featured on national TV, on CTV's Canada AM.
Photographers and artists are welcome. The Wildflower Walk is included in the admission to the Farm