What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Feb 7/2023

The phrase on the image below also applies to Canada.
I can recall the times when events of that nature occurred.
Today, though, not so.
It seems that some advancements, don’t amount to much.

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Good Morning!

When I first got out of bed, the temperature was -2.7 C or 27.14 F.
As the day moves forward, the temperature will increase a little.

A few ice patches can be found all along Highway 522, which is partially covered in snow.
Overnight, we didn’t have any more snow.
Having said that, the sky is rather dark to the west, so we might see a little more of the white later on.
We’ll have to wait and see.

Additionally, there is a lot of wind outdoors, which will result in warmer temperatures.
That’s okay with me, since I’d like to see some of this snow and ice melt.
But whatever happens, happens.

I didn’t do much yesterday with my wife not being well.
She is active this morning, but she needs to take it easy.

Having said that, I’m going to get a bowl of cereal and then work away on one or two stories I have in mind for my columns.
Stay Safe!

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 6/2023

Good Morning!

The good news is we didn’t have any more snow overnight. It is cool though with the temperature sitting at -13.5 C | 7.7 F waking up. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. The warmer weather, however, won’t arrive until tomorrow. But with it, there will be some more snow off and on. As if we don’t have enough now. It took my wife and I all afternoon yesterday to clean up what we did have, which was around 6 inches or so, more so in certain areas. Today we will take it easy, as my lovely wife was up all night not feeling well. I think we have some kind of intestinal disease, as it is here one day and then gone the next, then back again. Sure, not pleasant, that’s for sure. It’s not the flu as our doctor said, as once you get it, it doesn’t come back, and this what we have does. I am hoping it goes away sooner than later as both have been putting up with it now for over a month. Even longer or me.

Highway 522 is partially snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout. Which won’t make travelling all that good today. My wife and I don’t have anywhere to go, so we will be staying home. Not that we feel like going anywhere, anyway.
Today I will work away here on some stories I have on the go, along with keeping an eye on my wife, which will keep me busy for the day. Stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 5/2023

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Good Morning!

We all woke up to some more snow this morning. It started early this morning, and it is really coming down now. Yesterday we also had a pile with it snowing pretty well all day. Along with that, we had some pretty high winds, which caused a lot of drifting in certain locations. Like right in front of my woodworking shop door. Seems it likes to test my tolerance now and then, Ha ha. At any rate, once it stops, my lovely wife and I will have our hands full once again cleaning things up. The good news is I did light my shop stove when I finished cleaning up the last bought of snow, so my snowblower is nice and dry, ready to go. I am thinking it will earn its oats this time round, by the looks of what we have had so far. I would say yesterday, and today we had another 8–10 inches, more so in drifts. Highway 522 is snow covered this morning, and with the snow we are having now, travelling won’t be good. Best to stay home if possible and wait for a better day. In saying that, warmer temperatures are closing in on us for a few days, which should melt some of the snow we have now. All said, though, it sure looks pretty out there, with all the snow on the branches of the trees. We haven’t had much of a winter so far this year, but we are making up for it now. Feb came in like a lion, so hoping it goes out like a lamb. Time will tell.

On another note, I didn’t do all that much yesterday, lazed around. My wife was busy as usual, doing some of her wash and making meals. Today I suspect she will continue on doing the same. We try and do our washing on the weekends when the rates are down. Saves us a bit of money.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what I want to do. Stay safe. GW

Episode 116: Chores

Episode 116: Good Morning and welcome to another Episode of “Just One More Story by George Walters”. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two taken from my collection of many. I hope you enjoy: Chores

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 4/2023

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I’m Working On It!

Good Morning!

Well, other than the very cold weather we had yesterday and through the night, not much is happening. And it did get cold. When I got up to put a couple pieces of wood in our wood furnace at 2:30 AM, the temperature was sitting at minus -38 C/-38 F. The temperature has risen now with it sitting at -23.5 C | -10.3 F. Still quite cold, but not as bad as it was through the night. Being so cold, I plugged our car in before going to bed and left it on all night. We figured with it being so cold, we had better be safe than sorry. Cost a lot of money to replace an engine these days.

Today we will be getting some more snow, maybe a couple inches. So with the snow combined with the southwesterly winds, gusting up to 60 km/h it could reduce your visibility at times if out and about. And the winds will make it feel much colder than it really is.

Highway 522 is snow and ice covered this morning, but the plow has been through a few times overnight. I kind of think it would be a good day to stay at home, inside where it is warm.

With that I am off for some Port Loring, Toast with a bit of Mike Clapperton’s Worlds Best Maple Syrup that my lovely wife is making for me.

Can’t beat that to start off a day. Stay Safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 3/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a down right cold morning here, waking up in Port Loring. The temperature climbing out of bed was sitting at-32.9 C | -26.62 F. By far the coldest morning this winter. As cold as it may be, we are having some sunshine, but the warmth it is giving off isn’t to be found. At least in part. Without it, things would be a lot worse. Highway 522 is mostly snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout, which is to be expected being so cold, not to forget the snow and high winds we had yesterday. It’s a good day to stay inside where it is warm, if you can. Others will have to dress warm, that’s for sure, if out and about.

For my wife and I we don’t have anywhere to go, so staying inside is what we are going to do.

On another note, our wood furnace is keeping us nice and warm. Hardly took any wood at all to heat our home through the night. I would say around 8 small pieces in total. I would hate to see how much oil it would have taken if we had used it.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Stay safe.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 2/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning, waking up. We are having a few flurries at the moment, but nothing like it has been. We didn’t have any more snow to speak of overnight. Highway 522 is half snow covered with some icy sections throughout. They are calling for some more snow with whiteout conditions later on today, when the winds pick up. When the winds do pick up, they will usher in some extreme cold temperatures for tonight, tomorrow and tomorrow night. So an extra blanket will be needed when you go to bed tonight. At least for those living in our area.

On another note, we did have a pile of snow to clean up yesterday, which took my wife and I most of the morning. The good part was, the snow was light, which helped us a lot in moving it. I would say the last snow fall accumulation would be between 4 -6 inches. So, total snow on the ground now is around the 2-3 footmark in certain areas. About right for our area for this time of year. I have seen a few snowmobiles in the past few days, which means that some are out enjoying themselves. Which is nice to see.

My wife and I don’t own a snowmobile, as they are too expensive, with all the expense that is attached to them these days, insurance and things. We do however get out for a walk occasionally, when we aren’t moving snow, which is nice in itself, as we do have some nice country in our area.

With that, I am off for some waffles that my lovely wife is preparing, and will then see what the day has in store. Too cold outside to be doing much. Stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Feb 1/2023

Good Morning!

Well, here it is, Feb 1. We finally made it to where we, at the very least, know that spring isn’t all that far off. Which is okay with me. But looking outside, you wouldn’t know it, with all the snow that we have been having for the past few days. And to top that off, we have had some pretty cold temperatures. And by the looks of things we are going to have some really cold temperatures for the next two days and nights. After that, though, the temperature will rise to a touch above the freezing mark, which should get rid of a bit of our snow. So … roller coaster weather is going to be the norm, for the weeks ahead. This morning waking up was much warmer than yesterday with it sitting at -9.9 C | 14.18 F. Highway 522 is snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout. Not a good day for travelling. For my lovely wife and I we are staying put these days, as both of us isn’t all that well. We aren’t sure what is bugging us, most just feeling nausea. Weird really, been that way for over three weeks. But we are moving around, which is good in part.

On another note, with all the snow we have had for the past two days, I am going to try to clean out our driveway. Other than that, the rest can wait till we feel better.

With that, I am off to have a bite to eat. Not sure what yet. Have a great day and stay safe. GW

More Wild Turkeys At Our Birdfeeder

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 31/2023

Good Morning!

It is a very cold morning here in Port Loring. Through the night the temperature got down to -28.3 C | -18.94 F. And at the moment it is sitting at -21.1 C | -5.98 F. For the next three nights it will remain very cold. Highway 522 is almost bare, but there are some icy sections throughout. On the good side of things, it is nice and sunny out there this morning, but the sun sure isn’t handing out any warmth. Last night was the coldest we have it so far this winter.

Yesterday I didn’t do much and today by the looks of things I will be taking it easy again, as now my wife isn’t feeling all that well stomach wise. So not sure what is going on with us these days, as we really haven’t gone anywhere to catch anything. But you never know, maybe just getting the mail something latched on to us. At any rate, we will just have to take it easy till it passes. Always something these days to put a person down.

With that, I am off to make my wife a cup of tea and a piece of toast, see if I can get her to eat and drink something light. Have a great day. GW

Supper Time!

Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Chicken, Acorn Squash and a touch of Cranberry Sauce. And … Strawberry Shortcake for Desert. That should do it.

Woodpecker Enjoying Lunch

Took this picture of a Pileated Woodpecker at our birdfeeder the other day. He was chowing down on some suet we put out for them. They are nice to watch.

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Visitors at the bird feeder

Picture is a bit blurry, hard to get a good one without scaring them.

Crib Coffee Table

Here is a Coffee Table I made awhile back, using an old washstand for the base. Different but nice. The top is a thick piece of pine that I had lying around, and once I added a crib game on top, my lovely wife worked her magic, painting a nice scene on the top. Amazing what can be brought to life using a wee bit of ingenuity.

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Breakfast And a Game of Crib

Port Loring Toast with Mikes Maple Syrup.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 30/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cool, cloudy morning here in Port Loring. It was a few degrees colder overnight, but it has warmed up some now, with it sitting at -12.3 C | 9.86 F. It won’t warm up any more than it is right now. We are also seeing some more snow this morning, with another inch added so far to what we do have. Which in total is around 12–14 inches. Highway 522 is snow covered like yesterday, along with a lot of icy sections. So if heading out of town, make sure you put a blanket in your car and dress warm. Better to be prepared than not.

On another note, the weather will warm up for tomorrow and the next day … but on Thursday and Friday some major cold weather will move into our area. We could see it drop to -30F/-32C. So might pay to make sure you plug your car, truck or what ever in, on them two nights. After that, things warm back up.

Yesterday, my wife and I did nothing other than chatting about things and taking it easy for a change. Today I will work away on another story or two for my columns.

With that I am off for some Port Loring, Toast with some of Mike Clapperton’s, Worlds Best, Maple Syrup. A quote by Mike.

“I’m still loyal to my customers,” he said. “As far as the winning goes, my customers have been telling me for years that you make good maple syrup. This is just confirmation that everybody’s right.”

It is good, that’s for sure!

Have a great day and stay safe. A little precaution goes a long way these days. GW

Remember When

A bit of Humour For a Sunday Afternoon

Country Boy Wisdom

Flutes

Here are a few flutes I made last year for our small Gift Shop. I am in the process of making some more. All different Keys.

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Picnic Table

Here is a picnic table I made for a fellow a few years ago.

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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 29/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We didn’t have any snow overnight, but it is snowing now. We will see what it has in its system as the day moves forward. Highway 522 at the moment, is snow covered with lots of icy sections throughout. It is also a touch cool outside, with it sitting a-12 C | 10.4 F. lt will warm up as the day moves forward, but not much. With the winds coming in from the north, these so, so cold temperatures will feel even colder. So, knowing that my lovely wife and I will be staying inside today.

As I have said many times, the older I get, the less I like the cold. I can see why folks enjoying going south, or to a warmer country, every winter. With all this money, our Powers That Be are giving away to other countries, if they wanted, they could pay for all us seniors wanting to go to where it is warm. Actually, that isn’t a bad idea, as it would save millions of dollars a year with health related issues, that us seniors obtain from staying in the cold. At the very least, they would break even, along with making the remainder of us older folks days, more comfortable & enjoyable. Would that ever happen. Not very likely. The truth of the matter is, they have their heads so wrapped up in themselves they can’t see any further than their nose. My opinion only, of course. Then again, they are even trying to outlaw free speech nowadays. Makes me scratch my head at times. If they ever did that, I guarantee it would come back and bite them in the ………

On another note, yesterday was another workout for my wife and I, cleaning the snow off our decks and driveway. I have to admit, we have had our share lately. Today we will recuperate once again. I did get my shop stove going yesterday, so that the ice and snow on my snowblower would melt. Now it is ready for our next batch, which is sure to come living where we do. The good news is we are heading into February, which is a short month away from March. When things should start to warm up some.

Today I will work away here on some stories I have in mind.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then see what the day has lined up for me. Life is like a mystery novel … you never know what the next page might bring. Until you turn the page, or as in life, as every hour passes.

Stay safe, there is a lot of sickness out there these days with this virus. And so I have heard it isn’t very pleasant, major chest issues and coughing, feeling sick, you name it, and one friend of ours said that after putting up with all that for a couple of weeks or more, now it has turned into pneumonia, and she is flat on her back in bed hardly being able to breath. So … it’s not all that good out there yet, by the sound of things.

Homemade Pizza

Ready for the oven. My wife’s favourite Pizza. Hmm, Good! Oh alright, you can have a piece too. Sheesh.

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Chili Over Lettuce

This one of our favourite meals that my lovely wife puts together.

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Homemade Pizza

My wife also makes a great pizza using most of all our own veggies, spices and herbs. I have to tell ya they sure are gooood!! It’s no wonder my pants don’t fit all that well these days. Not complaining mind ya.

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Cabbage Roll Supper

My wife makes real tasty Cabbage Rolls a few time a year using fresh cabbage and tomatoes fresh from our garden.

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Meat Loaf Supper

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Red Peppers From Our Garden

From the garden to the bowl. Red Pepper Soup. Sure was tasty.

A Bit of Last Fall’s Harvest

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Homemade Bread

Tomatoes

Just opened another jar of our tomatoes we grew last year. Sure tasty this time of year.

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Lunch Time

Worked up an appetite cleaning the snow from our driveway this morning. Bake Potato, Piece of Pickerel I caught last year, and a bit of Broccoli with a cheese and tomato topping. Should hold me till supper.

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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 28/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring, but not as cold as yesterday. Waking up, the temperature was sitting at -4.8 C | 23.36 F. It won’t warm up any more than it is now for the remainder of the day. After today things start to get a touch colder and will remain that way right up till the second week in Feb. So all in all, we, here in Port Loring, can’t call it a bad winter. It’s fine with me, as I am ready to see green again, and do some front porch sittin’.

Highway 522 is half snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout. The thing about getting to Port Loring is … One Road In and One Road Out. Good in one way and not so good in another way. Reason being that after 20 years of going to North Bay for groceries, my wife and I know every tree stump ????, along the Highway. Hell, we even made friends with a Turtle that sits on a rock in one of the swamps. Every time we go by, I say to my lovely wife. “Is Myrtle sitting on her rock today?” Surprisingly she is. Not this time of year, though, but her rock is still there. Ha ha.

On another note, yesterday my wife and I took it a bit easy recouping from moving our last snow fall. I did remove some ashes from our wood furnace along with splittin’ some kindlin’ and a few larger pieces. Most of the time we only need smaller pieces to keep us warm. I call it a two stick fire. And it’s been that way so far for most of the winter. Which is a good thing, as if we had to burn oil it would have been expensive. I won’t get into that this morning. Damn Governments with their so-called bright ideas.

With that I am off for some pancakes this morning topped off with Mike Clappertons World Renown Maple Syrup.

After that, I will see. I never know. Life is a mystery in itself.

Stay safe, still a lot of sickness in our area. GW

Wanted Roofer

Hi Folks. My wife and I are looking for someone that knows how to do some roofing. Stripping one layer off and re-shingling. What we have in mind is, we would supply all the material, and for your work shingling our home we would give you a free week here at our Cottage in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. There are lots of places for you to go fishing, or just sit back and enjoy what Nature has to offer. The cottage is fully furnished with High Speed Internet, Wi-Fi, Air, Heat, TV, every thing one would need, like dishes and barbecue. If interested, you can reach us at [email protected] or simply leave a comment here on the Blog. Oh, and knowing the folks where I would get the shingles, I am thinking that I could get them to lift them up to the roof, so you wouldn’t have to carry them up a ladder.

Episode 115: Trixy

Episode 115: Good Morning and welcome to another Episode of “Just One More Story by George Walters”. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two taken from my collection of many. I hope you enjoy: Trixy

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, On Jan 27/2023

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Good Morning!

It is a touch cool this morning, the temperature dropped through the night, with it sitting now at -19.1 C | -2.38 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. At least for today … before dropping back down tonight and into tomorrow, with a bit of snow thrown in for good measure. It is a nice sunrise this morning looking out. Makes my whole day when I am able to watch the sun get out of bed. I often wonder how many people realize just how lucky we are to have it.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear throughout, but there are a lot of icy sections. There are also a lot of deer roaming around the area, crossing the highway, so a person has to really keep their eyes open for them. If you see one, there is usually more close behind.

Yesterday my wife and I did manage to get the snow cleaned off our decks, along with our neighbour, she is a very good friend of ours. Spry as a young kitten and only 94 years young. I also managed to get our snowblower woke up and cleaned out our driveway. I am glad we did, as if we don’t, and it gets too cold it makes it just that much harder to remove. Especially where the snow plow throws in the snow at the end of our driveway. Heavy wet stuff out there. Joys of living just off the highway. But it is one of the nicest areas to reside in. And our home is located far enough away from the highway that the traffic doesn’t bother us any.

Today my wife and I will recoup a bit after yesterdays work out and work here inside where it is warm. This time of year, the wood heat is sure feeling good. Nothing takes the cold out of the body more than heating with wood. I also get a lot of exercise moving the firewood, cutting, splitting, piling and then feeding our wood furnace.

Have a great day. GW

Long Day

Going to have supper. Homemade Potato Soup mixed with a lot of Fresh Veggies, watch a couple old Gunsmoke TV Shows and relax. Can’t get much better than that!

CANCER TIP

I know this to be true, as I have been treating my cancer now for over 12 years naturally.

Cancer can’t survive in an Alkaline Environment. First thing is to go out and buy yourself some PH Test Strips and check yourself out. You want it to be around the 7 or better mark. Then find a chart which there are many of online and get to eating more Alkaline Foods. And try hard to cut down if not all of your sugar intake. If you do want a bit, use only Organic Coconut Palm Sugar. Good Luck! And don’t think that Cancer is the end of things, as it isn’t. I wouldn’t hesitate to say that everyone if checked thoroughly would find they have some form of it in their body somewhere. Most I found goes away on its own. Good Luck!

Health Tip

I remember Laura the lady that raised me one time saying. “George, every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it!” So, in layman words, stop eating junk food and eat the food you are supposed to eat. She told me that over sixty years ago, and it is still being said today.

Garden Tip for Jan 25/2023

Over the years I have found, through trial an error, a few veggies that helps with memory loss, along with helping your brain wanting to learn more, which in turn makes you more healthy.

What would these veggies be?

Well, I’ll tell ya.

Tomatoes, Lots of Leafy Vegetables, like Lettuce of all kinds, Green and Yellow Bell Peppers, Sweet Potatoes mixed with Red Potatoes 50-50, Pumpkin Seeds and last but not least, Beets.

Enjoy a few of them every week for a month, and your brain will be a happy camper. What have you got to lose?

Health Tip For Jan 25/2023

If there was one thing if asked, what would be the best thing a person could do, that would protect you from this virus, colds or flu’s of today. I would say start taking a vitamin D 3 1000 IU tablet a day. I would bet that if everyone in Canada had their level checked with a blood test, everyone would find they are well below what is needed to stay healthy. Even for myself being outside all summer, when I had mine checked, I was only at 40%. The reason for this is that most folks work inside, sitting at a computer more than they should be. I know some haven’t got a choice in the matter, but you do have a choice in taking a vitamin D3 Tablet every day. What have you got to lose? A lot more if you don’t.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 26/202

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Good Morning!

The good news is we are seeing some sunshine this morning for a change. However, it has cooled down some, with the temperature sitting at -8.4 C | 16.88 F. On the not so good side of the coin, we did have another 4–6 inches of new snow overnight. Not that we really wanted it, as now my wife and I are in for another workout. We are still recuperating from the last bit we had. Not sure how that is going to work out. Anyway, later I will wake up my snowblower and see what takes place. Highway 522 is mostly snow covered, so travelling won’t be all that good.

On another note, my lovely wife and I took a trip to North Bay yesterday, picking up some groceries and things. It was a good day weather wise and the highways going in were mostly bare, and on the way home they were completely bare. We did have some light flurries going in, but nothing to cause us any problems. Looking outside this morning, I am glad we went yesterday.

We had a good time while there, other than the price of the food. I was surprised at how much they were charging for Chicken Breasts. I would say they rose around $5.00 since the last time we went in two weeks ago. And the packages weren’t all that big, neither. Also, I noticed that, over half of it, didn’t look all that good. I kinda think, that some of these groceries stores figures the shoppers don’t know how chicken should look, when they are starting to go bad. Could be why a lot of folks are getting sick these days, not knowing. Anyway, being raised on a dairy and fruit farm there is no fooling my wife and I. Gas also rose 15 cents a litre too. I can’t see how they can justify these prices other than being just plain greedy, not caring.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal, I thought I would see if a new kind bothers me. I like to try something new every so often. What I didn’t like was the price of it, when I got it to the checkout counter, I found it cost $12.00 a box. Sheesh. Almost fell over, probably should have put it back on the shelf. Ya, I know, always complaining about something.

Have a good day and stay safe if out and about. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, On Jan 25/2023

Sometimes though it is necessary to cut down trees.

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring with the temperature sitting at -5.8 C | 21.56 F. We only had a skiff of snow overnight. We could see another inch or so later on this afternoon. As of now, highway 522 is bare, with a few icy sections throughout. The sander just went through.

On another note, we did manage to get our driveway and decks cleaned up, from yesterday’s snow, which amounted to about 4 inches. After that, I rested for the remainder of the day. Still not feeling up to par yet. Today will take it easy once again. One day feel good, one day not so good. My body is, like the weather up and down, doesn’t know what it wants to do.

With that I am off for a couple pieces of toast this morning, will see how that sets. Stay safe.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 24/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We did have about an inch of snow overnight. Not enough to warrant me waking up my snowblower. But in saying that, we are having some light flurries at the moment. By the looks of things, we could get another inch before is eases off later on today. So … we will see how that works out.

Highway 522 is pretty well free from snow, but there are a lot of icy sections throughout. So care should be taken if out and about. On another note, I still haven’t seen that many snowmobiles yet this year. Usually we see a hundred or more through the week, and sometimes even more. Weird winter for humans and nature. But then with a lot of people out of work, mortgage rates being so high, along with groceries and gas. And then the government preparing to take more taxes off the working man’s paycheck. I think our hard times here in Canada are just beginning. The worst part is our powers that be are still giving our money away to other countries. I can’t see how they can justify that in their minds, when so many here in Canada are in need. But then again, it’s been that way for a lot of years, just the same it shouldn’t be that way. We have to stop giving money and things away to other countries. Simple as that. The only way we are going to get out of this mess is if we look after ourselves first. Then we will be able to help others, within reason. Anyway, I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is making for me, and I will see what the day has in store.

Stay Safe.

Country Living At Its Best

We took a few pictures while out for a walk, thought I would share.

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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 23/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. On the good side of the coin, we didn’t have any snow overnight. Which is fine with me. Winter is just starting, so to speak, and here I am ready for spring. But, it isn’t that far off, being 6 weeks away. The temperature waking up is still quite nice, with it sitting at -3.1 C | 26.42 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare this morning for most parts, but there are some icy sections throughout.

Being such a gloomy day, I will be staying inside, working away here on some stories, for my newspaper columns that I write for. I have to come up with 52 stories a year, one each week, which keeps me hoppin’ now and then. But I enjoy doing it, that is when I have some stories in mind. Other than that, not much happening in and around our small town these days. I haven’t even seen all that many snow mobiles this year, neither. But then again we haven’t had all that much snow as yet.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning along with a piece of toast that my lovely wife is making for me. Then I will see what the day has in store. Take care. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 22/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy morning here, waking up. Splittin’ some kindlin’ this morning, the temperature outside felt not so bad with it sittin’ at -2.4 C | 27.68 F. A lot warmer than yesterday morning. We could see some freezing rain or some light snow off and on throughout the day. But it will remain warm now for two more days or so. Which is fine with me as my snowblower said it needed a rest. Looking out, highway 522 is bare this morning, but there are still some icy sections throughout. So extra care should be taken if out and about. It would also be a good idea to keep an extra look-out for the deer crossing the Highway, as they have been migrating into our area now for the past two or three weeks now. And they don’t seem to mind the cars or trucks any walking out in front of them. Can’t really blame them, as they were here a lot longer than us humans.

On another note, I am still working away here on some podcasts which I will continue on doing for the next few days or so, and then will get to work on writing up a few more stories for my Newspaper Columns. I have a few in mind. I love to write, but it is getting harder and harder as after all these years topics are getting harder to find. Hmm, maybe you folks have some ideas that you think would make a good story? If so, send them along, it would be appreciated. You can send them to: [email protected]

With that, I am off for some pancakes this morning covered with an ample amount of fresh butter, just because I can, along with a bit of Mike Clappertons World Renown Maple Syrup. Pretty tasty breakfast to say the least.

Stay Safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 21/2023

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Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a cold morning here, waking up, with the temperature sitting at -19.8 C | -3.64 F. It feels more like winter now. But in saying that things will warm up a lot as the day moves forward, and for the next 4 days things will rise up to … a touch above the freezing mark. We could see a few flurries today, but nothing to write about. So far I would say we have around 6–8 inches in total on the ground, more so of course in drifts. Highway 522 is mostly bare, but there are a lot of snow covered areas throughout, along with a few icy sections. So care should be added to your things to do, if out and about. But you all know that anyway, right?

On another note, yesterday my wife and I after a half a days work, managed to get the snow we had cleaned off our decks along with the neighbours. I also got our driveway cleaned out, and should be good to go now, for a few days. You never know what might take place weather wise in this neck of the woods.

In the afternoon yesterday I worked away here on my computer, kind of felt good after the work-out we had moving snow. My old snow thrower helps a lot. Couldn’t do it without it, that’s for sure. It’s good machine. My boys bought it for me a few years ago for a Christmas Gift. You could say it’s a gift that keeps on giving. Ha ha.

With that bit of info under your belt or hat, I am off for a bowl of cereal my lovely wife is preparing for me, and then I will see what the day has in store. I never know. Head off doing one thing … end up doing something totally different. Life is a mystery.

Take Care! GW

Red Pepper Jelly

Opened a jar of Jelly this morning. Now going to enjoy it with a cracker and a piece of cheese. My wife has been making it for years. Sure is tasty.

Episode 114: Cutting Corners

Episode 114: Good Morning and welcome to another Episode of “Just One More Story by George Walters”. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two taken from my collection of many.

I hope you enjoy: Cutting Corners

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 20/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off, we did have some snow late in the day yesterday. I would say around 4 inches. Along with that, we are having a few flurries here this morning. Highway 522 is snow covered throughout. Which won’t make travelling all that good today. It’s the kind of day when it is best to say home if possible. The temperature is still not so bad, with it sitting at -6.3 C | 20.66 F. It will however cool down some early next week. So knowing that, I think I will wake up my snowblower later on today, or tomorrow and clean out our driveway. Depends on when the snow we are having now stops. We might as well wait till it gets it out of its system and the clean it all up at once.

On another note, yesterday was about the same as it has been for the past few days now, with me working on some new podcasts. Today I will carry on doing the same. I enjoy making them, especially when the weather is cold outside.

With that, I am off for some Port Loring Toast with a couple pieces of bacon this morning for a change. We don’t eat bacon all that much, but every so often we get the urge for a taste. When it comes to taste, I have always said. Chocolate for women, Bacon for men.

Anyway, you all have a great day, and if out and about, stay safe. GW

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 19/2023

Works For Me!!

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We didn’t have any snow overnight. They are however calling for around 4–6 inches of snow starting later on today and into tonight. The temperature will also drop a bit. But by the looks of things we won’t be having any drastic cold now right up till March. Which is fine with me. If the temperature holds, it will end up being the warmest winter in over 20 years. But we will see how that pans out. Mother nature does what she wants, not what weather predictors call for. Highway 522 is bare so far this morning, but I think that will change a bit later on. So you might want to think about going anywhere. For my wife and I we are staying put.

On another note I worked once again on a few new podcasts yesterday, I am on a roll now ha ha. Today I will do the same. Other than that, not much happening in our area. Traffic has been light, without hardly a car or truck moving around. The odd ATV going to the beer store. With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store.

Stay Safe. GW

Politically Correct??

Another Interesting Article

Electric Cars

Interesting Article

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 18/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here, waking up. The good news is we didn’t have all that much ice through the night. The temperature is still quite nice sitting at -0.3 C | 31.46 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward, which will put things a touch above the freezing mark, which will get rid of a bit more snow. Highway 522 is bare this morning. And if lucky we could see a bit of sunshine later on as well. The not so good news is that starting tonight the temperature will start to drop, and tomorrow we could see up to 8 inches of new snow. Interesting. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to wake up my snowblower. But… it is that time of year.

On another note, I worked all day here on my computer on a few projects I have on the go, and will do the same again today. It is nice having things to do, as it keeps the old mind on the straight and narrow.

With that I am off for a couple flap-jacks that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has to offer. Life is a mystery, that’s for certain.

Stay safe there is still a lot of sickness and ??? around our area. Not only the virus, flu or colds neither. Kind of makes me wonder what is causing these certain issues. As where we are located, they shouldn’t be happening. Hmm

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 17/2023

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Good Morning!

It’s a cloudy, gloomy morning waking up. We did have some light freezing rain through the night, which covered Highway 522. Travelling won’t be all that good today, that’s for sure. We could also see some more freezing rain as the day progresses. Then back to sunshine tomorrow before we get some more snow on Thursday. So … once again, a mixed bag of weather. Days like this are when folks use more hydro, as being so gloomy and dark it’s human instinct to turn on the lights a bit more than they usually do.

On another note, yesterday I worked steadily on my podcasts along with a few other things related. It would be nice if I could get all my stories made into podcasts. It would probably take me three years or more, being that I have over 2000 stories. Not likely, but it would be nice. What a legacy that would be … to leave behind. Haha. As it is, at the end of the day, my mind has about had it. I can see now how these folks that have to sit in front of a computer screen, day in, and day out at work feels. Although I have been doing it now for years, just … I don’t have to do it if I don’t want to. Happy about that.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then see the day has in store. All good, I hope.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 16/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off, it is a sunny morning here in Port Loring. The temperature has warmed up a lot, with it sitting at -5.9 C | 21.38 F. It will warm up even more as the day moves forward. We will also see some melting. But on Thursday we will get it back, as it looks like more snow is closing in on us. It is that time of year when you can expect, just about anything, especially where we live, here in the Great White North. Away from city life and …. Well, we used to be away from the city life Ha ha, but not anymore, as we are becoming more commercialized than ever before. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for moving ahead, as long as some of the good old lifestyle is left alone and allowed to move ahead at its own accord. The problem is, a lot today are trying to change things to their way of thinking only, I call them bullies, they hide behind laws, and groups of their own kind. If it ever came to a down right confrontation, you wouldn’t see them for dust. But at the moment they simply change the laws, so they are protected. Like removing all the peoples means to protect or fend for themselves. It’s an amazing world we live in. Personally, I think we will be damn lucky if we make it another 50 years.

Anyway all I said is My Opinion Only you can take it for what its worth.

Moving along Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. For my wife and I we are staying put. Safe place to be these days is at home, that is, if you can afford a home. It all boils down to greed, money and power and a few other things that I won’t mention. Anyway, enough of that Haha

On another note, I worked most of the day on some more new podcasts and will continue on doing some more today. I enjoy making them now with a bit of know how and a new program working on my behalf. With that you all have a great day and don’t forget to take your Vitamin D3 as it will help you immensely with all these colds, flu and virus’s that are among us.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 15/2023

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Good Morning!

Well, it’s another cold morning here in Port Loring. The temperature is below the freezing mark, sitting at -19 C | -2.2 F. It did get colder through the night a couple degrees. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good. It will also warm up a lot as the day moves forward, and tomorrow will be even warmer. Kinda nice for this time of year. Actually, all next week won’t be all that bad, temperature wise. I would say we have around six inches of snow in total on the ground. More so in drifts, of course.

When in town last week, I did notice that they were fishing out on Lake Nipissing. So the ice must be thick enough. Around here a person should be careful as with all the warm weather we have had, you just never know. Especially if you’re crossing over some fast moving water. It’s very deceiving.

On another note, yesterday I worked in the house here on my podcasts and things, and today will do the same. Too cold out there for my old bones. My lovely wife has been working away on her painting orders, along with the housework that needs to be done. That is a full time job in itself. She is one hard-working woman.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and a piece of homemade toast, and will then see what the day has in store. I never know what might take place. I have always said … plan your day, but never the results. Works for me.

Have a great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

Fresh Ideas

I kind of like it!

Write up Relating To Our Store Many Years Ago

You will have to enlarge it to read. Just click on Image and put on your glasses. Ha ha. My lovely wife and I look a wee bit younger then, as the picture was taken in the spring of 1996. Thought I Would Share.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 14/2023

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Good Morning!

Well folks … it is a down right cold morning here in Port Loring, the temperature dropped through the night, and at the time of this post it was sitting at -22.2 C | -7.96 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward, but not all that much. Things will start to warm back up on Sunday. It seems the weather can’t make up its mind this winter on what it wants to do. I suspect it’s a sign that our world is changing the way it does things, as it has been doing, for over a thousand of years. And the thing is, there is nothing we can do about it. Some countries will be hard hit, while others will go ahead leaps and bounds.

With the winds coming in from the NNW this morning, it will make things feel colder than what it is. Truth told, it really isn’t all that bad considering where we live. I’ve seen it get down to minus -40C/-40F here in Port Loring. The good part is our wood furnace keeps us warm no matter how cold it gets. If we were burning oil, we would be in for some hard times financially. It’s bad enough now burning oil with the price that they are charging us. Gouging, I should say. It’s okay for the Powers to Be to sell it to other countries, but it isn’t okay to sell it to us Canadians … at a fair price. Totally ridiculous. I have no faith in Governments at all.

Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are some icy sections here and there. The good news is the sun is shinning, which in spite of the cold makes it look a lot nicer.

On another note, I worked all day yesterday on some podcasts. I got lots done, and will continue on today doing the same. I would like to get enough done up for one year. Have to see how that goes. I also have a few ideas on a new series that I want to bring to life for my Podcasts along with the Newspapers I write for. I am hoping to get at that in the coming days.

Most of January and February I work in the house here where it is warm, and then come March will ease… myself back out to my woodworking shop, and from there to my vegetable gardens. Change is good.

With that, I am off for some Port Loring Toast this morning that my lovely wife is making for me. Some call it French Toast, but I favour Port Loring Toast. Put a touch of Mike Clappertons World Renown Maple Syrup on top, and you have yourself a fantastic breakfast treat.

Stay warm, and dress accordingly this morning. Don’t need anyone catching a cold, as there is enough of it going around as it is.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

Oh! And if you have any pictures or stories that you would like to share with folks, you can send them to me at [email protected] and I will display them here on my Blog. That is, if you say I can do so.

Episode 113: Dry Air

Episode 113: Good Morning and welcome to another Episode of Just One More Story by George Walters”. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two taken from my collection of many.

You can also listen to my Podcasts, on Google Play Music, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, Sticher, Listen Notes, Amazon Music, and The Walters Post. It is also on your Google Home Smart Speaker, Just say, Hey Google … Play Just One More Story by George Walters. Say it clearly and it will play the latest episode. For all the rest, you will have to go to one of the above to be able to listen to them. Actually, if you just type in George Walters Podcasts in Google Search, all kinds of places will come up that you can listen to them.

I hope you enjoy:Dry Air

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 13/2023

Well, starting things off, it is a cool morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up was sitting at -7.6 C | 18.32 F. It’s the kind of weather that a feller needs to put on a warmer shirt when going outside. My self I just wear my old Long-Handles, they have been faithful to me now for a good number of years keeping me warm. Once they get put on, my perspective on life takes on a whole new meaning. Kind of makes a feller think he is in Florida, feeling so warm an all.

Highway 522 is pretty well bare this morning, but there are some icy sections throughout. Knowing that kind of makes a fellow want to keep his foot off the gas pedal a wee bit. At least, it should. We didn’t have any more snow since yesterday afternoon, which is fine with my lovely wife and I. Yesterday was enough. We did get our driveway and decks cleaned off along with our neighbours. We help her out when we can, as she is up there in years. Even older than me. It took us most of the afternoon to complete the task. We don’t move as fast as we used to fifty years ago. The good thing about it was that we got some much-needed exercise along with breathing in some of our fresh northern air. Gets the old blood moving around, which is needed. I do however enjoy our wood heat after being outside. I have never found any other heat that can take the cold out of a body as quick as wood heat does.

On another note, I did do a wee bit of work on some podcasts yesterday, along with moving some snow. Today I will get to work in Ernest. I have a few on the go. To date I would say I have over 2000 short stories that have been published in Newspapers and Magazines all over Canada and the USA, along with a few other countries. Makes me feel downright proud, knowing so many folks are enjoying them. It is also nice to hear that a lot of folks are enjoying my Podcasts as well. And while on the subject of Podcasts and my Blog here, I would like to thank all those that have Bought Me Coffee over the past few months, showing their appreciation and support, for what I have been doing. It means a lot. I would also like to thank all those that have given me some fine reviews on Amazon, Google, Twitter, along with many other platforms. And finally, I would like to thank all those that took the time to email me, letting me know that they are enjoying what I do. Oh! And I can’t forget all those that have called me on the Phone and wrote me letters, it sure means a lot. Not may folks write letters anymore, that’s for sure. Some of your letters have inspired me to write about things that I have totally forgotten about. Thanks Folks.

With that, I am off for a bite to eat and will then get to work, or at least make an attempt. I never know what a day might bring. Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well! GW

Oh, and we are getting a wee bit more snow, I see it just started. Hmm, just what we need. Damn!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 12/2023

Good Morning!

Well … it is a cloudy morning here, waking up. And we did have around 3 inches of new snow overnight. And it is still coming down. It is also quite cold outside, with the temperature sitting at -1.9 C | 28.58 F. The snow will continue on through the day and possibly into tonight until is eases off. Highway 522 is snow covered, which won’t make travelling all that good. I would suggest anyone heading into North Bay or ?? to wait for a better day. Unless you have to go.

On another note, my lovely wife and I did make the trip to North Bay yesterday, as we had our car booked in with Ford for some repairs that they can only do. Got there around 9:30 AM and sat in the waiting room till around 11:30 AM. Not that we wanted to, but the car needed to be fixed. Runs a lot better now. It was a fuel solenoid that went on the Fritz. The part only costs a touch over $100.00. But the labour is what hurt, and the diagnostic to find it is what cost the most. It was located in a hard-to-reach area up on top of the gas tank. So I suppose that would be a real job replacing it. Another not so good thing about it was, when the engine light comes on the remote-start won’t work, and at this time of year we really like it. As we can just stand inside our house and start it up and then after a few minutes when we are ready to go, the car is all nice and cozy so to speak. Ha ha. Something to be said for this high-tech technology we have today. But … you pay for it, that’s for sure in more ways than one. Like repairs after the fact.

Anyway we got that looked after, filled up our car with gas as the price was down a wee bit, with it sitting at $1.41 a litre or $5.64 a Gallon. You know, if the truth was told you would find out that the only reason the powers that be brought this metric into effect here in Canada, was to fool the people. Just take gas … what sounds better $1.41 or $5.64. Kind of ironic how the minds of some humans can be swayed. It’s not only done with gas though.

Anyway, after we filled up with the gas we decided to run our car through the car wash. Oh, I didn’t know that if you had a CAA card, and you showed it to them at the Shell station, when you got gas you got two cents off a litter. Helps a bit, but not much. You also can get a few points on your Air Miles card that only a select few accept nowadays. That is kind of a joke. And if you fill your car up, the car wash, you get two dollars off that. Anyway, after putting in $36.00 worth of gas, paying for the car wash and getting all our discounts Ha ha it still cost us a grand total of $53.00. My first car I bought back in the 60s only cost me $75.00.

After that we went and picked up some groceries which wasn’t cheap neither, had lunch in our car and headed on home. It was a great day other than all the money we had to lay out.

Today being so snowy outside, I will stay inside and work on some podcasts I have in mind. And along with that, my wife and I need a rest after yesterday.

Take care, there are a lot of people out there honkin’ and a sniffin’ these days.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 11/2023

Someone sent me this. Put a smile on my face.

Good Morning!

Not much taking place these days. We didn’t have any snow overnight, and I would say we have around six inches or so on the ground from the previous ice storm. The temperatures have also dropped a touch, with it sitting at -10.8 C | 12.56 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. We could see a bit of sunshine early this morning. Then clouds will roll in this afternoon, and we could see some more snow late in the day and into the night. Have to see how that goes.

Highway 522 is pretty well clear, there are a few icy sections, so care needs to be taken if out and about. But for most parts, travelling this morning should be good.

Yesterday I worked steadily on some podcasts and got lots done. Today I will see how things goes. You never know what a day will bring. You head off in one direction and end up in another.

With that, I am off for a bite to eat and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 10/2023

Milking Time Back In The Day!

Good Morning!

It’s a cool morning here, waking up with the temperature sitting at -10.7 C | 12.74 F. Another day when my old bed was lookin’ pretty darn nice. But with my feet on the floor, I figured I had better get moving as my wood furnace needed another piece of wood. It works great as long as you feed it. Kind of like myself.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good today, for those having to go anywhere. I did plug my car in yesterday, knowing the cold weather is going to enter into the picture. I don’t turn it on though till the temperature drops below 0 Fahrenheit. Just a waste of money doing that. What I did, I hooked it up so that my Google Home could turn it on when I told it too. Works great, and now I don’t have to go outside in the bitter cold to turn it on. Something to be said about some of this modern technology.

Yesterday I worked steadily on putting together some podcasts and today will continue on doing some more. I enjoy making them, when I am feeling good and things are working well. The trouble with me is, that once I figure out one thing, and it works good, my mind starts looking at wanting to try new things, or making what I have now better. Kind of been that way all my life. It does keep my mind active and alive, that’s for sure.

So with that I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store. Life is always interesting, that’s for sure.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 9/2023

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Good Morning!

Once again, it is a cloudy morning here in Port Loring. The temperature waking up wasn’t all that bad, with it sitting at -1 C | 30.2 F. It will warm up to a touch above freezing as the day progresses. Tonight and into tomorrow it will cool back down. The weather is kind of like a roller-coaster these days. But the good part is we don’t have to do any shovelling. And every day that goes by is one day closer to spring.

Highway 522 is clear this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those having to go to the city. My wife and I are fine, not needing anything warranting a trip to town.

On another note, the lakes, streams and rivers are having a hard time freezing over these days, so one has to be careful if out on their snowmobile.

Yesterday I worked once again here on some podcasts, getting them lined up. It is nice now since my son loaded a new program on my computer. Even still, it took me a day or so getting used to things. But it’s coming along. At this time, I have well over a 100 podcasts online for folks to listen too. All short stories of my adventures through life along with some great tips techniques and advice. You can pick and choose which one you want here at this link…. George Walters Podcasts

So with that I am off for a bite to eat that my lovely wife is about to make for me. Not sure what it is yet.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 8/2023

Good Morning!

Starting things off it is a cold morning here in Port Loring, The temperature waking up was sitting at -8.6 C | 16.52 F. Kind of weather where a feller likes to stay in bed under the covers. Not that it is cold in here as it surely isn’t with the wood furnace working away eating wood. We sure enjoy that furnace, let me tell ya. The older one we had burned wood like crazy, but this one cut what we used to use in half, if not more, and it burns really clean. We do clean our chimney every year, but even then it still isn’t all that bad. But it is a good idea to clean it, that’s for sure. I was taught when young that it is the thing to do before lighting it up in the fall. Highway 522 is pretty well clear of snow, but there are a few icy sections throughout, after the freezing rain we had a couple of days ago.

On another note, yesterday I worked here in my computer on some podcasts with a new program I am using. Got lots done and will do more today. Kind of nice to have lots to do inside this time of year. I also made a dump run yesterday, cleaning things up and paid my dues for the year. So that is out of the way too. Kind of nice driving back there, taking in what nature has to offer. She can sure look pretty at times.

With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 7/2023

Good Morning!

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring. Our temperature dropped through the night, with it sitting at -12.1 C | 10.22 F. It looks as if we are now heading into winter. But the real cold will be short-lived, as within three or four days things will once again warm up to a touch above the freezing mark. I am thinking that the real, real cold weather, if you can call it that, won’t make and appearance till around the end of the month. But the way I look at it, every day of warmer weather brings us closer to spring. As here we are now heading on into the middle of January and things weather wise so far hasn’t been a real concern. And as I said in other posts, we are saving on the heating bill. I kind of think Mother Nature is looking after us old seniors, at least more than our Powers That Be are doing at the moment. I kind of think, that to them, us old seniors are a burden, a problem that they wished they could do away with. The thing is they will be old some day too. The only difference between them and us, is they don’t have to ever worry about their heating bill or ??? They are set for life, thanks to the working man, or woman. But in saying all this, things have a way of working out. They will get their just rewards, you can be sure of that.

On another note, I have been working on a new platform for making my podcasts for the past few days with the help of my son Karl. He installed a new program that will help me out a lot. I wouldn’t be able to do them without his help, that’s for sure. I am set up now, so today I will start putting a few together. Furthermore, I enjoy doing them if things are working. And in doing so, it keeps my mind on the good things in life, like giving folks a bit of enjoyment. We all can use it these days, that’s for sure.

With that I am off for my morning breakfast that my lovely wife is making for me and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. I never know. Take care and stay safe.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well!

Episode 112: Myth Or Fact

Episode 112: Good Morning and welcome to another Episode of Just One More Story by George Walters”. A weekly podcast where I share with you … a story or two, related to my life, along with other interesting topics that have come to me … one way or another over the years.
I hope you enjoy; Myth or Fact

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 6/2023

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Good Morning!

No sunshine this morning. It is cloudy, and we are in the midst of some light flurries. We didn’t have any through the night, which is fine with me. However, it has cooled down some with the temperature waking up sitting at -5.2 C | 22.64 F. We have also been feeding our wood furnace for the past few days, being that it is so cold, as it saves our oil. It is nice to have it as a back-up when we can afford to fill the tank. These outrageous prices for oil are pretty hard for folks to handle. And as I keep on saying, there is no reason for it here in Canada. Going Green, they say. What the hell is that all about, when the rest of the world is burning more coal than ever before, even building new plants, especially in China. What we do here in Canada is like a drop of water being put in the ocean. There are a lot better ways of Going Green than eliminating the oil and gas. Anyway, enough of that.

Highway 522 is partially snow covered with a lot of icy sections throughout, which will make travelling not so good. For my wife and I, we are staying put these days, enjoying our home. Sure is nice to have a place to hang one’s hat, especially these days. But we worked for it.
Yesterday I worked all day on the computer here and will do the same today. I have some new podcasts that I have been working on, so will see how that goes. Gets my mind off of the not so good things in life.
With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal that my lovely wife is putting together. You all take care as there is still a lot of sickness out there these days. There are a lot of people now coming down with this virus that is still among us, and the worst part is you can get it more than once. Just what we need in life.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada On Jan 5/2023

Good Morning!

Weather wise, it isn’t all that good this morning. Most of the day yesterday it rained, then changed to freezing rain in the afternoon and through the night. At least it wasn’t a pile of snow. I would say we had around 3 inches of new snow, ice or what ever. Highway 522 is wet but mostly clear this morning. I suspect there are some icy sections throughout, so the care will have to be taken if out and about. The temperature waking up has cooled down some, sitting at -3.2 C | 26.24 F. For the past three days something told me to save my wood ashes from our furnace, and now I am glad I did, as they are great for putting down on the ice in our driveway. I will see about putting them down a bit later if I am up to it. Still not feeling all that well. Not sure what I have, but been feeling sick now for the past four weeks off and on. My wife gets that way too occasionally, so we haven’t figured out what it is as yet. What ever it is, we sure wished it would leave us. Anyway, not much we can do I guess other than wait it out.

Yesterday I took it easy, laying down off and on throughout the day. I did do some computer work, but being the way I am feeling, decided against doing too much. Today I will see how things go. Anyway, that’s about all the info I have for you today, stay safe. GW

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In And Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 4/2023

Works For Me

Good Morning!

We did have a touch of snow overnight, maybe a half an inch, if that. However, they are saying we could have another 2–4 inches throughout the day and overnight. So we will have to wait and see what takes place. With the temperature at the moment sitting at -0.1 C | 31.82 F we could get just about anything. Mother Nature will do as she wants. Highway 522 at the moment is wet but clear, which for a while will make travelling good. But that could change real quick.

Yesterday I worked most of the day on a story for my columns, and today will be working on a new program that I can use for my podcasts. We will see how that pans out. So with that I am off for a bowl of Porridge that my lovely wife is preparing and will then see what the day has in store. Oh. First I will go put another stick of wood in the wood furnace. Sure feels good. Just something about wood heat that takes all the not so good things out of the body.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Jan 3/2023

Good Morning!

Actually, there isn’t all that much taking place these days. Quiet, without hardly a car or truck travelling on Highway 522. Most folks in our area have finished up what they were doing throughout the summer months, and are taking a breather till spring.

Other than the loggers and a few construction workers.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good for those having to go anywhere. For my wife and I we have what we need to get by on for now, so we are staying put these days. The temperature is still not so bad with it sitting at 0.4 C | 32.72 F. Just a touch above the freezing mark. Most of our snow has melted, which isn’t that good for the snowmobiles. Nice for some, but not nice for others. But I suspect it will be short-lived, and the snow will make its appearance in the near future.

On another note, I haven’t been doing all that much these days, as I still haven’t been feeling all that good. But I am moving around, which is something in itself. Yesterday I worked away here on my computer writing up a story for my newspaper columns, and today will do the same. Gets my mind off myself. My lovely wife has been busy working on a few small painting projects, along with the normal housework and some other things. Which is a full time job in itself. She is a hardworking woman for sure.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal this morning, we bought a new kind to try out, I will see if it bothers me. You never know what the old stomach has to say about things these days.

Stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

Canada At Its Best

Here is a song my Cousin John sent me. Give it a listen too … as it is a great song regarding us here in Canada. And Happy New Year. Oh! And thanks John. Much appreciated. GW

My Old Woodworking Shop When Farming

I will have to see if I have a better picture.

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Old Wagon Waiting to Be Made

From Start to finish, using a bit of ingenuity. I thought it turned out real nice. Looks good out front of our home and a great spot to sell some of our vegetables come summer.

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Hutch

Here is a Hutch my lovely wife designed, and I made out of Reclaimed, White Pine. I enjoyed making it.

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Chimney Cupboard

Here is a picture of a nice cupboard made out of White Pine I made awhile back. My lovely wife worked her magic painting the door.

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Port Loring Ontario Canada Many Years Ago

Thought some might like to have a look see of what it was like years ago. I got lots of pictures of our small town years ago, I should dig them up and let you have a look. I will see what I can do about that once I find them. Things have changed a wee bit.

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Couple End Tables

Here is a picture of a couple end tables I made awhile back out of White Pine, stained an Early American with three coats of Semi Gloss Urethane.

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My Old Fish Cleaning Station

Here is a picture of my old fish cleaning station. MY lovely wife painted the signs. I made another one and will take a picture of it come summer.

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Cedar Strip Boat

Here are a couple pictures of an old Cedar Strip boat I restored awhile back. It sure was a beauty. Hated to part with it.

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Our Sign Out Front of Our Home

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Handcrafted Flutes

Took a picture of a few of the Flutes I make. I just finished a new bunch a week ago and now starting another batch. Should have around a hundred or so for our gift shop come spring. Lot of work, but I do enjoy making them. Tedious!

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Our Old Fishing Hole

Sure is pretty out there!

Wild Turkeys At The Bird Feeder

Had another few visitors before the snow melted.

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Remember When 2022 Fishing With Barry

Out fishing with my friend Barry awhile back. They sure tasted good, cooked them up on the barbecue with a couple cool ones.

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Crib table and curiosity box

Here is another picture of a crib table and curiosity box I made awhile back. My lovely wife did the painting on it. The curiosity box is made out of Birds Eye Maple. It has around twenty compartments inside. Nice piece.

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Herbs Drying

I have to tell ya, we are sure enjoying these herbs and spices this winter. Lot cheaper than the grocery store, that’s for sure, and so easy to grow. Healthy too.

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Lazy Turtle

Took this picture while out fishing awhile back. Thought I would share.

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Fresh Dug Garlic

One more picture of our garlic we grew for 2022.

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Garlic

Thought I would take a picture of their true size. They are real tasty this year and not too hot. Great for us old folks, Ha ha.

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Homegrown Garlic

Here is a picture of some garlic we grew last year. Starting to enjoy them now.

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Rustic Log Paintings

Here are a few more paintings my lovely wife does on White Birch. Nice gift items for sure.

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Ruth’s Sketched Cards

Here are just a few of my Lovely Wife’s Cards that she makes. She also has lots of coloured ones too, which comes with envelopes. We call them all Occasion Cards. Oh, and we also have a lot of Christmas cards designed and painted by Ruth.

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New Gift Shop Items

I just finished these the other day and my lovely wife made them look pretty. All set for next spring when we open our Gift Shop.

We only sell our own creations made right here in Port Loring Ontario.

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Last Night’s Supper

Took this picture of a new crib table I made with our New year’s supper sitting on it.

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Port Loring Outing

Took this picture out behind our home while on a walk before the warmer weather hit.

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Motivation at its best

My wife said I should hook this up to my snowblower. .

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