Piebird Bed and Breakfast – What the world needs now….
We have all seen the ‘suggested links’ on our Facebook page. Some are for shopping, activities, restaurants, and places to go. I never click on any of them so what it was that caught my eye, I honestly don’t know, but when the link for Piebird Bed and Breakfast came up, I clicked on it. At first I was drawn to the photos of the charming century old home, the lovely cottage pictured on the property and the serene setting that serves as the backdrop to this slice of paradise to the North.
As I started reading, I became intrigued about just what this place was all about. I read about the organic vegan fare that is lovingly prepared by Sherry, the knowledge about organic gardening and yurt building that Yan shares, and of course, the goats, of which each has their own sweet personalities that you can’t help but love.
Soon I was forwarding this link to friends and family with the subject title, “We have to go here!” After miraculous coordinating, I am happy to say, I just came back from Piebird Bed and Breakfast, located in Nipissing, Ontario, and it was all I thought it was going to be and more. In total there were 6 girls, ranging in age 10 to 47, going up for the Strawberry Jam making workshop, put on by Sherry.
Arriving at Piebird B&B, you feel ‘it’. ‘It’ may be described as ‘serenity’, ‘calmness’, ‘warmth’, or ‘friendship’. Yan and Sherry ooze all these qualities. The rooms of the home are welcoming and charming. Walking through the gardens, your senses are awakened by the smells of the herbs and the flowers. You can’t help but check out the garden for signs of the veggies at their various stages of growth. And then there are the goats that serve as hours of entertainment on their own.
Sherry prepares you a delicious vegan meal and you find yourself appreciating it more because you know that Yan just picked your food himself. They graciously share their home and love of what they have learned over the years to those who come to know more.
You can’t help but be amazed by their way of life and you find yourself yearning to be more like them.
From my weekend at Piebird, I not only take away some delectable strawberry jam, but I take away a renewed vision of what I had always thought was important; friendship, love, and kindness. The world needs more time at Piebird.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Piebird celebrates 10 years of being a vegan agri-tourism destination, a happy home for animal-friends & heirloom seed co. Guests can stay either in the main guesthouse/B&B (a unique century country house with ornately embossed tin walls and ceilings throughout) or in the Birdhouse Cottage, both with full kitchen. Staying at the farm supports the animal friends who live here are in sanctuary and the advocacy we do on behalf of farmed animals. Homegrown vegan fare available. Come be a part of the peace that is Piebird! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Piebird Vegan FarmStay Ontario, Canada - Nipissing