Tea with Babe Walsh (Ferryland)
Babe Walsh is an 83 year old woman from Ferryland who lives on the same waterfront property that she was born and raised on. Every winter when the snows arrive, she packs up and goes to a retirement home in Witless Bay where she spends her days walking on the road, waving to passers-by. Rest assured though, come May, she is back home on the farm.
Known locally for her dedication to the Newfoundland Pony as a heritage animal, Babe is an outspoken crusader with a deep capacity for warmth and compassion. Since our first visit, I have spent countless hours with her learning about everything from local folk beliefs and legends to traditional skills such as haymaking and animal rearing. This is a snapshot of the friendship we have formed, and a portrait of the generosity that still thrives in the outports today.
This is original content - materials gathered by Lisa Wilson and assembled by Justin Oakey.
Lisa Wilson is a professional folklorist living in St. John’s who collects oral histories and takes documentary photographs. She is interested in the material culture of Newfoundland and the outport experience, past and present.
Justin Oakey is a filmmaker and avid outdoorsman born and raised in Newfoundland whose work reflects his passion for the rich history and traditions of his island.
Face on missus.
My nanny discovered the iPad ….
#nanny#poppy #campfire #drinking #family #love
Nanny sprayed my mom when trying to fill up the water containers #lol
We’re playin bassskeeetttballllllllllll, bassssssskeettttballlllll
DOOM: Fort Amherst at the Grapevine
here have this picture of me by the harbour I guess
Here in Newfoundland there are 2 types of people:
the dirty minded people named the towns Dildo and Spread Eagle
the romantic people named them Heart’s Delight, Heart’s Content, and Heart’s Desire