Over in Emily Township, in the pasture of Mark and Dawn Shields, there’s a pond that runs out across their land toward Peterborough.
It’s the spot, or at least one of the spots, where the waters that run through our city originates.
It was a great adventure to get out there. Special thanks to Tara and Janice Maloney for hooking me up.
Mark and Dawn Shields were lovely and welcoming, in spite of the fact that we all just kind of landed in their driveway with a crazy request for them to take us to the creek and stand in it in their boots.
Their property is beautiful and lush and their pigs are remarkably friendly. (They have cows and horses, too.)
Thanks, everyone, for an amazing afternoon.