Introducing Green Gardens

Green Gardens is part of Gros Morne National Park’s wonderful collection of hiking paths here in Western Newfoundland.  Just before the town of Trout River, you embark upon a rocky footpath that is not so green.  Sparse clumps of pitcher plants, spreads of creeping juniper, rocks covered with moss and lichen appear scattered here andContinue reading “Introducing Green Gardens”

Newfoundland Ponies

Come the switchover from horse pulled wagons, horse pulled plowing, haying devices, logging sleighs and tamigans to that of modernized vehicles, farm machinery and snowmobiles, the Newfoundland Pony became scarce.  Many were sold to auctions for glue or meat.  The breed, which originated from various European ponies and horses, came to be unique for itsContinue reading “Newfoundland Ponies”

Beautiful Newfoundland

(above photo courtesy of Jason Blair Rogers, staff photographer) I cannot say enough about the area we call The Gulch, here in Western Newfoundland.  It is a route of the highway that connects coastal community Woody Point to coastal community Trout River.  Mountains loom on either side, rock filled streams gurgle past, caribou hop throughContinue reading “Beautiful Newfoundland”