A drive along the Argyle Shore on the central south coast of Prince Edward Island highlights various types of farm life in a small area, within view of the sea in many places.
There are many cattle farms in the area with the animals grazing in the August sun.
One farm raises alpacas which had recently been sheared.
Another farm grows honey bees and sells the honey in the roadside stand at the end of the driveway.
We bought some wildflower honey there, leaving the money in a tin inside the stand. The honour system still thrives on the island.
A old Catholic Church along the shore, St. Martin of Tours, is over 150 years old.
I stopped in to have a look. It is small, with only two rows of twelve seats, simple but beautiful.
It is a peaceful setting in the summer heat and the busy tourist season.
Crops are growing well in this area. The rolling hills slope down to the sea with potatoes, corn, barley, soy and others, all needing more rain this summer.
Harvesting of hay for feed or straw for bedding is well underway. Farm machinery is the source of an occasional slow-down in traffic.
Such is country life on PEI and the Argyle Shores is a great example.