Salt Spring Island is dotted with hundreds of little backyard farms of all varieties. It’s one of the only places I’ve ever been where folks leave their fruits/vegetables/eggs/cheese/milk/meat/baking/etc. unattended in roadside stands with a price list and honour system style you take what you want, write down what you purchased, and leave your money in the cash box.
We’ve been living it up R&R style this past week at Miss Quincy‘s farm on the banks of the Peace River in Northern BC. I’m talking 3am dawns, thunderstorms you can watch like TV, popcorn & movies, walks by the river, leather conditioning boots (my secret personal favorite), shooting guns (to see photos of girls & guns at the gravel pit click here), and lazy days spent in the longest days of the year sun drinking beer & jamming.
The Vangina watches a thunderstorm roll in.
Mildred the turkey & Willamina the wolf like what they hear.
Miss Q shows off her hipneck hula-hooping skills by drinking a beer while doing it.
Travis from The Party on High Street.
Front porch cabin jams.
On tour it’s rare for me to find moments for photos that aren’t centered around music or related shenanigans. This weekend we found ourselves in the rural farming hamlet of Mirror, AB for a summer kick-off party at the wee and lovely Lake Bend Hall. As the show started I went out to Virgin Ruby to retrieve my camera and noticed the evening storm had broken into a magnificent post-rain glow and I couldn’t help but abandon show ship and head out into the light. Big thanks to Glenda & Terry for hosting us and for the ghosties that surely live in the walls of the Lake Bend Hall for deciding not to join the slumber party we had there.
Miss Quincy’s ass kicking girl band arriving in Mirror.
The Lake Bend Hall.
To celebrate her album recording finale Miss Quincy threw one hoe-down of a house concert at her family farm: