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Every year they host a festival called White Rabbit.
The property is a sprawling wonderland with tiny trails that lead wanderers to an orchard, a sauna, a forest, a pond, an outdoor bar, and a greenhouse that houses a pirate radio station.
This documentary aired as part of the February 28 broadcast.
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The idea behind the festival is that artists of all kinds weave their work into the landscape. Each one picks out an area of the property and finds a way to engage with it.
The piece you are about to hear was made by documentary producer Veronica Simmonds for the pond.
Joy Simmonds has always loved the water. Swimming in dark lake water is her favourite. Plunging into the cold, getting her head under. It frees her mind. She feels powerful.
You are standing in a clearing. You can hear the sound of the road behind you, and see the Bay of Fundy below.
There's a path ahead of you that leads to the pond.
At the trailhead is wooden sign that says, "When you hear steps walk, when you don't, stop."
Under the sign is an MP3 player and headphones. Put them on. Here we go.