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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Shakespeare Conservation Area is a quiet little spot great for picnics, hikes in the forest, fishing, or just reading and watching the geese and great blue heron.  It is located just north of Shakespeare, also known as one of Ontario's antique hot spots between Kitchener-Waterloo & Stratford.  If you haven't heard of Shakespeare, I'm sure it's neighbour to the west, Stratford is more of a household name.  Perhaps due to the famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival, or perhaps for being the home of one Justin Bieber. But getting back to the Conservation Area, on a recent visit I noticed that all of the picnic tables had been repaired, with new boards.  That was nice to see.  I was disappointed however that the boardwalks were all grown over with weeds and it made for a tricky hike around th...
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
It's Census time in Canada.  It comes once every five years and all Canadians would have received their questionnaire recently in the mail.  I'm not big on filling out forms anymore and prefer to do so online whenever possible.  I "key" faster than I write and being left handed it saves me from getting ink smudges on my fingers. I found the Government site to complete the census form online but "due to technical difficulties" the site was "currently unavailable" and I was informed to complete my paper questionnaire and send back via snail mail. I do love technology - when it works. I did find some interesting information however, while viewing the Government site.  For quite a few years now I've been working on my family history and I've often used past census's to find my ancestors.  T...
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
Shakespeare, Ontario is well known for its antique stores, quilt and home decor shops, pie and bakeshop, and stop off spot for tourists on their way to Stratford to see a play at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Just a mile or so north of the only stoplight in Shakespeare you will find the Shakespeare Conservation Area.  This is one of my new favourite spots to take Lola for a walk.  You can walk all around the pond which is bordered by farmer's fields.  The large trees are home to many varieties of birds. Shakespeare Conservation Area is a day use only park so it's a great spot to enjoy a picnic or just kickback and watch the geese and ducks.  On my visit this evening I spotted two blue herons flying over the pond. If you are looking for a quiet spot in the country to enjoy a little...
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
I saw this cute little piggy bank when I visited the Best Little Pork Shoppe down the road in Shakespeare, Ontario.  I happened to have my camera with me and thought it was worth taking a picture of because it got me thinking. I tried to think of ways to end the sentence.  I tried to think of ways my buyers would end the sentence.  And I'm curious as to how you would all finish the sentence.  I think most of us have an idea of what our dream home would be.  I always pictured an old stonehouse out in the country with a large front porch and a pond or a stream running through the back yard. Now as I am older I'm not sure if I would want to be isolated in the country with no close neighbours.  It's nice to take the dog for a walk where there are sidewalks and fire hydrants for her to sniff...
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
I took this photo this evening through my sister's dining room window.  I was invited to share the birthday celebration for her twin sons who were turning 19.  My sister and her husband live on a dairy farm in Shakespeare, Ontario, Every evening they get to view the sun setting from their dining room. Everytime I get to experience this sunset  view I'm in awe.  Two weeks ago I moved 7 minutes from her farm.  I'm quickly getting to love small town living.  As I grabbed my camera my brother inlaw asked me if we didn't have sunsets in Oakville where I've just moved from. Well of course we did but I didn't have the opportunity to watch the sun go down over beautiful, flat farmland.  What my brother inlaw takes for granted, I'm still in awe of. Have a great week everyone.
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By Jenny Kotulak, Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate
(RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
You've heard the old saying "You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl."  I did some searching on Google to see where that saying originated but couldn't find much, only a few country music songs. If you live in a city and need some relief from the noise, traffic, pollution, etc., head for the country.  Hop in the car and point it towards Rural Route anywhere.  The quiet country roads provide amazing scenery.  Horses and cows grazing, beautiful farm properties, old stone houses, colourful barns, many in disrepair but full of character. Check out the farmers working their fields.  They work just as hard, or harder than the "suits" in the city.  Cornfields, bales of hay, hawks flying over the open fields all make for great photo opportunities...
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