A year at ORA

Looking back on the past year at Owl Ridge Acres gives us a lot of joy, its been quite a special year. From guiding hikes through the woods to experience The Great Canadian Tree Warmer installation to intimate heart warming concerts while gathering in the living room, 2016 is full of happy memories.

But there is an event in particular that really strikes a chord with us. One warm August night a small group of folks gathered around a bonfire under a star filled sky to experience a slice of Canadian history in the making. The Tragically Hip performed their last show and with the help of the CBC we were able to take in the moment while projecting it on a white sheet hung on the side of our barn. Although it probably wasn’t as good as actually seeing the show in Kingston, I’m positive everyone that attended will remember exactly where they were that night. Thank you for the memories.

We’d also like to extend a heart-felt Thank You to all the artists, musicians, writers, creative folk and their appreciators that made 2016 a great year for us. May 2017 bring you new creative energy and have you wandering into valuable new experiences.

Artistic Hootananny & Harvest Picnic

It was a beautiful weekend to get together with family, friends and neighbours over the love of local food and art. The Art Barn displayed a bounty of locally grown produce, eye-catching art by Joey Bruni, Dianne Eastman, Ken Fraser, Roy Mitchell, Freddie Towe, Don Wilson, Colleen Zetaruk and beautiful poetry by Suzanne Ballantyne.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather as the sun went down and The Cocoon Project lit up Saturday night. Gathering around the bonfire as folks helped welcome the first weekend of fall under a brilliant full moon, was a wonderful warm up to Sunday’s Harvest Picnic. There was no shortage of local goodness to indulge in and surprise visitors to welcome.