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23 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 23 October 2019

By |2019-10-23T00:34:24+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This has been the year for celebrating a little red berry. From the perspective of harvest, there have been better years. Celebrating? Never better! Great weather and a wonderful turn out for Cranberry Festival in Bala. The village was hopping, fall colours were peaking, days were sunny and the bogs were glorious. This year's Cranfest [...]

9 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 9 October 2019

By |2019-10-09T02:46:25+00:00October 9th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Season of mellow fruitfulness. In these parts a few tomatoes still cling to the vine, pumpkins mound yellow in the garden and, as you saw last week, cranberries glow red in the bog. Fall colours are at their peak and fall fruits are lush and plump. Talking about plump, you should see turkeys in Muskoka! [...]

2 10, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 2 October 2019

By |2019-10-01T17:13:22+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Cranberries. Tis the season of colour. There's a lot going on in Muskoka right now. Artists have opened their doors for their Studio Tour (part deux), the forest is flashing red and gold and cranberries are punctuating it all with their tart brilliance. Tart? That depends. Cranberry butter tarts are tarts but not tart. Cranberry [...]

25 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 September 2019

By |2019-09-24T15:14:42+00:00September 25th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

The North woods. The North woods have attracted artists with their magnificent solitude for more than a century. Tom Thompson is celebrated in Huntsville. The Group of Seven changed Canadian art in the 1920's and their influence is still felt today. Cottage Country, and Muskoka in particular, is a haven for those driven by artistic [...]

18 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 18 September 2019

By |2019-09-18T14:01:48+00:00September 18th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Summer is back! This week is a classic September weather pattern for these parts. Earlier in the week we were showing property on some smaller lakes. Bright, cloudless day and absolutely calm. The only things moving were frogs, butterflies, fish jumping, deer and birds (including a large flock of turkeys). We were the loudest noise [...]

11 09, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 11 September 2019

By |2019-09-11T00:19:32+00:00September 11th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Monday it happened. What? You might ask. We'd rather not say, especially after looking at charts and histories of various organizations. We were early. Not a record, but early.  Muskoka had its first frost. Now don't get me wrong, the District was not covered in ice. It was just a glancing kiss. Some would call it [...]

4 09, 2019

By |2019-09-03T12:16:36+00:00September 4th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 September 2019 September, to our way of thinking, is one of the nicest months in Muskoka. The days are warm, nights cool (very nice for an evening by the fire pit) and the lakes are quiet. Along the shore, the number of lights twinkling across the lake has diminished. An evening cruise [...]

28 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 August 2019

By |2019-08-27T18:34:30+00:00August 28th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

  Arts and crafts. The term relates to a design period of the late 19th and early 20th century. The 'old Muskoka' style is an offshoot - especially the shingle style cottages of that period. For some, that classic genre represents the Muskoka ideal: large porches or verandas, deep fireplaces and (if you're a purist) [...]

21 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 21 August 2019

By |2019-08-21T00:31:56+00:00August 21st, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

Balance. Balance is something we seem to need in our lives. There's work/life balance many of us strive to achieve (getting away to the lake helps). As we age, balance becomes an ever-increasing issue. Losing core strength increases chances of falling. Responding to challenging situations takes balance. Get a little off-balance and people can be [...]

14 08, 2019

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 14 August 2019

By |2019-08-13T19:02:19+00:00August 14th, 2019|Market Watch|0 Comments

This is a week for shows in Muskoka. Shows of all kinds. Heavenly shows, shows of muscle, art, iron, music and Muskoka shoreline. There's something for every eye to see. Of the heavenly kind the Perseus Meteor Shower begins this week. We think of it as August Fireworks. There have been times when we've seen [...]