County Experience #1 – Whine Farming

County Experience no1The County is a great place to live. Fantastic actually. Much like the rest of Canada, it is filled with a variety of colourful individuals who have moved here from near or far at one time or another. Some more recently, some have deeper roots. Most have an opinion on where things are going, but for better or worse they are all allowed to have an equal say on the County’s future, so say the laws of the Country that this County resides in. Learn to get along, or move along and till another field.

This cartoon is the first in a series of County Experience cartoons featuring a County twist on a classic image. How many will there be, and how often will they come out? That’s all part of the experience.

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, June 18, 2014.

Whine Industry

Whine IndustryAlthough it isn’t perfect, the Prince Edward County wine industry is something to be proud of. Yes, many of the jobs that come from wineries are seasonal, and there’s the argument that this kind of industry can make it difficult for people here to buy their first home due to rising property values. I’m not sure though what industry that gives people jobs, brings in tourists and ups the overall economy wouldn’t also raise housing costs. In the end I can’t quite figure out why our council and development office turn their noses up when it comes to wine. Sour grapes maybe? Read more here.

This cartoon was originally published in The Wellington Times, March 5, 2014.