A Chick Named Digby
August 25, 2016
While celebrating the beginning of a new life of two friends at Digby Pines; Dr. Brittni Milligan was also celebrating a new life, her chicks!
A devout animal rescuer and Veteranarian at Annapolis Animal Hospital, Dr. Brittni had rescued a hen who was abandoning her eggs and not sitting on them after they were hatched; because of this the chicks were freezing to death. Dr. Brittni decided she wasn't going to let that happen this time and designed her own incubator out of a shoebox.
She didn't feel comfortable leaving the eggs alone in the shoebox while she was away at Digby Pines for her friends' wedding, so she brought them along for the ride!
While getting ready for the wedding, Brittni could hear some movement in the incubator... sure enough, right there in the cottage, was a chick hatching out of its shell!
Now what do you name a brand new chick, born in a resort cottage in Digby? Well, Digby of course!
On top of being a 'chick Mom', Brittni has also rescued five additional chickens, three dogs (Raja, Louis and Quinn) and a pot-bellied pig (Winnie).
In case you didn't know.... Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is pet friendly!
Fundy Shore Brewery Tour
August 8, 2016
We are known for many things along the Fundy Coast; Apples, the highest tides, a motorcycle rally, The Look Off. More recently however, local craft beer has started popping up in the Annapolis Valley and along the Fundy coast.
Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is at the start of a lineup of breweries including Roof Hound Brewing Co, Lazy Bear Brewing, Bad Apple Brewhouse and much more! Read below to find your favourite brewery stop on the way to our Nova Scotia resort!
Having recently opened on August 4, 2016, this bustling brewery is open six days a week. Once a Masterchef contestant, Les Barr has opened a brewery/restaurant combo that's gauranteed to put a smile on your face.
Brews on the menu include their Lil Pup Pale Ale and School House Chequers. Soon they will have a batch of Wasted Days Chocolate Peanut Butter Pale Ale. On their food menu it ranges from Kettle chip chicken crunch sandwich with chipotle mayo to a grilled cheese with onion jerky jam.
Fun fact, their brew system was built from a converted scallop bin, off an old scallop boat!
Family owned and operated, this hometown brewery makes hand-crafted ales brewed in very small batches. Erin, holding a Master in Food Science, has discovered that the smallest change, can give the most bold of flavours.
Their brew runs from a pale ale to a stout, all with their own unique flavour and title.
Gut View Amber Ale: English style amber ale, crisp, malty, lightly hopped.
Bear Bones IPA: Bright with a clean crisp finish. There is a moderate bitterness to the floral, mango and citrus aromas.
Sissiboo Stout: Finished with the medium roast Tobiatic Wild blend from Sissiboo Coffee Roasters. Bold and embodied. This is not for the faint of heart. Makes a great breakfast beer.
Paddler's Pale: Brewed for the Clean Annapolis River Project's annual river festival. It's refreshing
Just off the dusty beaten trail in Somerset, Nova Scotia, there's a backyard barn where the beer is fresh and endless. Jeff Saunders never wanted his beer to run out, so he innovatively built his own brewery, right beside his house. Bringing you award winning brews, this is Bad Apple Brewery.
Bad Apple regular brews include everything from a pale ale to a smoked porter. Over the years there has been (and will be) a Russian Imperial Stout, Cucumber Mint Ale and a Hop Scoth DIPA.
American Pale Ale: Full bodied brew loaded with hops. With notes of citrus and just the right amount of bitterness. Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards Gold Medal.
Mosaic Double IPA: A distinct blend of floral, tropical and citrus notes. Mosaic Down syndrome accounts for about 2 to 4% of all cases of Down syndrome. Brewed using mostly Mosaic hops, this beer is in honour of all the families affected by Down Syndrome, including their own. Winner of the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards Gold Medal
Hopscotch DIPA: A Barrel Aged DIPA, the Hopscotch packs a punch at 10%. Dripping with hops this beer is loaded with unique flavours and aroma.
Art For Kids Contest!
August 5, 2016
You must be betwee the ages of 5 to 12. You have to register by August 19; registration is $10 and all proceeds will be going to the Children's Wish Foundation of Nova Scotia.
A HUGE thank you goes out to Birch Street Fisheries for sponsoring this event!
* 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Ages 5-8
* 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Ages 9-12
1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize for each age group
All Entries will be displayed in the Admiral Digby Museum.
Please contact Ann Reid for questions and registration: 902-245-7724