– Treasures of Xenia –
Xenia is home to many blessings, namely of the natural variety.
There are specific things however that you will find here that are not common to just any place.
Each have their own story built from time, spirit and destiny.
– The Animals –
Xenia is blessed with some of the best animal companions to be found. These beautiful, loving animals are always here to give you the best kind of company you could ask for. Some of them are regular residents of the acreage while others fly in to visit from for away lands.
Charlie – THE POT BELLIED PIG:
As you come upon it, you may think it is a dog house. It is Charlie’s house and you pass it on the way to and from the lodge. He loves talking with visitors and especially loves having his ears rubbed. When he is not at home, he is free to roam all 38 acres of Xenia and you will see him munching on grass and plants or just laying here and there basking in the sun.
Read a letter to Charlie from Clara here.
Doggies of Xenia
Over the past 20 years, Xenia has been the home of many a canine. They are wonderful companions and hosts of Xenia. We are mostly a dog friendly place as long as they get along with our pig and horses and do not have a barking problem…:). Please make sure to ask at our Office before bringing your pets. You will also find our dogs attached to specific people so if you are a little nervous around dogs, you can relax and trust they are friendly and supervised.
Maggie, Kasara’s dog, stays often with us at Xenia. She is a beautiful golden lab, intelligent and kind. Billy lived his whole life (15 years) at Xenia, he won Bowen Island’s Dog of the Year Award in 2006 and has been an integral part of the Xenia staff throughout. His specialty was asking for forgiveness rather than permission and he will be missed by the many friends (community and visitors) he has made over the years.
Grace, a chocolate labradoodle is our newest addition. She is so cute, full of love, joy and play and loves to welcome all
Rajah Bagheera Batman Barn Cat
Bagheera, adopted from the SPCA several years ago, resides at Angelyn’s home. With all these names, we could add another name – illusive. Even though he is fairly illusive, he is an absolute love. If you are at the barn, watch – you might just see him. Say hello if you do.
Xenia backs on to the lake and Bowen Island’s bird sanctuary. Early morning and at
dusk, rain or shine, you will hear a cacophony of exquisite bird songs that remind you that you are alive.
Like the snake, the deer take the liberty to be seen as they wander freely. Look higher up, here come the geese as they fly through the valley, sometimes coming into the meadow, wings spread and landing softly. Imagine also the eagles soaring above you, at times banking like an airplane at a lower altitude, a clearer view of their majesty. If you listen closely, you may hear the owl. Owls tune into the work here and make themselves know at very pertinent times.
To hear the owls click “PLAY”
– Awesome Hikes –
Mount Gardner (5 hour return hike from Xenia)
Killarney Lake (1 hour return hike from Xenia)
Honeymoon Lake (30 minutes return hike from Xenia)
~ A Place to Be ~