HAPPY NEW YEAR/2021 TO CHINESE NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS – IT’S THE YEAR OF THE OX!

<ABOVE – Canada Post’s Year of the Ox stamp>  February 12th is the day when we say “goodbye to the RAT” and “hello to the OX”. In Chinese culture, the Ox is a hardworking zodiac sign. It usually signifies movements so, hopefully, the world will be less static than last year and get moving again. The calendar plays an important role in making huge life decisions for the year ahead, such as whether they should get married or start a business. – CNN Travel<ABOVE – two Nova Scotia oxen.  Their slow but steady power is easy on farm implements where sharp collisions with underground rock and stumps could damage equipment.  These two belong in an Eastern Nova Scotia farm museum.>