Cloudy morning, but we should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. Tomorrow will be much like today. Then two days of showers. Just what we need. It still is a bit cool with temperatures sitting at 7.2 C | 44.96 F The good news is we didn’t get the frost they predicted last night. I do have my plants ready to go in but held off just in case. Today I will till up the gardens and tomorrow I will plant. After that we should be all set for some fresh veggies. On another note we did manage to get our lawn cut yesterday. It sure was long but I did manage to get around six good wheel barrows of grass cuttings which I put in the vegetable garden. It will make for some great fertilizer to get things going. That’s the good part about cutting grass. It was a chore though with all the black flies let me tell you. But it is done and looks nice. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea and a bite to eat. GW
We all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring Ontario this morning. I find sunshine makes the day. Temperatures were still a touch cool sitting at 11.8 C | 53.24 F We should see sunshine now till Sunday. With a possible shower on Sunday. It will stay a bit cool. Black flies and Mosquitoes are out in full force causing havoc. Will be nice when the black flies leave us. Mosquitoes though we have to put up with for the rest of the summer. Let’s hope they aren’t too bad this year. It looks like we are in for a cooler summer than we had last year which is okay with me. With that I am off for my morning coffee and some bacon and eggs and then will see about this grass that is growing leaps and bounds. There is always something to do. But I don’t mind truth be known. GW
Another cloudy morning waking up. But we should see some sunshine as the day moves forward. One can only hope. Temperatures were a bit cool sitting at 10.9 C | 51.62 F We still had to turn the furnace on this morning to get the house warmed up. Temperatures should warm up later on today. Black Flies are still terrible, with the Mosquitoes entering into the picture. I think it will be a bad year for them. All this rain and damp cool weather is perfect for them. Travelling should be a go today for those that would like to head off to town for some groceries and things. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see what the day has in store. GW
We have another rainy day here in Port Loring Ontario. Just what we need, more rain. Temperatures were cool sitting at 9.1 C | 48.38 F A touch cool. Actually we have had to have the oil furnace burning every morning so far to warm up the house, so we are comfortable. Amazing, still heating coming into June. So much for global warming. Travelling today won’t be the greatest. Tomorrow is a better day for that, as we should see some warmer temperatures along with some sunshine. But today we will have to put up with rain. On another note I did get all my firewood piled where it is nice and dry and it can dry even more throughout the summer, which in turn will make for some good burning this winter. Black flies are still terrible out there, it’s hard to do anything without a bug jacket. Today I am going to take it easy. Just because I can. With that I am going to have a cup of coffee and will then see what the day has in store. GW
Cloudy morning here waking up. A bit cool too, with temperatures sitting at 9.4 C | 48.92 F Today we it will be mostly cloudy. Tomorrow we will much like today, but we could see some sunshine. Then back to rain on Wednesday. After that things are looking pretty good. Black Flies are terrible out there let me tell you. It would be almost impossible to work out there for any length of time without a bug jacket. My lovely wife and I did manage to pile some more firewood yesterday. We have 80% in out of the weather drying. Should finish it today. With that I am off for my breakfast and a cup of tea and will see what the day has in store. GW
We all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring. We had our share of not so good weather this spring that’s for sure. Today and tomorrow should be nice with sunshine. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 11.9 C | 53.42 F Should be a great day for doing about anything. Bush flowers are all out in bloom as well with a few coming up in my gardens around the house here. Makes it nice. Today my lovely wife and I will work away on piling our wood for winter under the lean too to dry. But it is wet out there let, me tell you. Grass is growing leaps and bounds also so that will need attending in a day or so too. Lots to do but being outside makes it nice. Black flies are still with us in full force, so will have to deal with them. With that I am off for a cup of tea for a change. Then a bite to eat and see what the day has in store for us. Nice to see the sunshine!! GW
Another rainy day waking up. Looks like it is an all day event. But Sunday and Monday is looking good. Black Flies are out in full force. We started to pile our firewood getting it out of the weather so it can dry over summer. The old body is feeling it this morning. But we did get almost half of it finished. Today with the rain we will be taking it a bit easy, which is okay with me. Temperatures were sitting at 12.7 C | 54.86 F So with that I am off for my morning coffee. GW
Cloudy morning here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 12.1 C | 53.78 F Clouds should break and let some sunshine through later on. I hope so. We have had enough of the cold and wet. It’s starting to take a toll on the old bones. Might have to move to Arizona. LOL Highway 52 is good throughout so travelling will be good for those wanting to head off to town. My wife and I have gotten our small gift shop ready to open so one more thing off the list of things to do. I now have to focus on piling firewood. It needs to be put where the sun and wind can dry it over summer. That is if we ever get rid of this rainy weather. Today we will have sunshine but then back to rain for Saturday. The long range this year doesn’t look as hot as it was last year. But you never know. Nature does what it wants, not what we want. We can predict things but in reality what is happening here on earth has happened before and will happen again years down the road. With that I am off for some pancakes and a coffee. GW
Rainy day here in Port Loring. Rained through the night and will continue this morning, but we should see some sunshine later on. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 10.8 C | 51.44 F Not to bad. On another note I did get the grass cut yesterday which sure made things nice. Nothing like the first cutting. I especially enjoy the smell the fresh cut grass gives off. I did manage to bag a bunch which I spread on my vegetable garden. Once the soil drys a bit more I will till it in. The green grass cuttings work a lot better than chemical fertilizer and along with that it gives the vegetables a great taste. Which is what is missing today in store bought produce. The black flies are out in full force too and for a while there we had to put a net over our face o keep them from biting. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see what the day has in store for us. Thinking some shop work this morning since it is raining.
It’s that time of year. The dandelions are out in full force. If you’re wanting a super healthy drink that tastes like coffee without the acid. Then this is for you.
Scrub roots, drain, and place on a baking sheet.
Roast at 200 °F (93.33 degree Celsius) until roots are dark and dry (about 4 hours).
Cool and grind roots with a coffee grinder. Store in covered jar until used.
Add 1 heaping teaspoon of roasted roots to 1 cup of water. Steep for 3 minutes. Strain and serve. Add cream and/or sugar to taste.
Pretty tasty let me tell you.
Waking up to sunshine is sure a treat. Today though we will see increasing clouds with some showers entering into the picture. Much the same tomorrow as today. If we do get rain tomorrow it will happen in the morning. Temperatures this morning were sitting at 6.4 C | 43.52 F Highway 522 is good other than being a bit rough here and there. Travelling should be good. The lakes are all clear of ice these days with more cottages are being opened every day. Population of Port Loring is growing as each day passes us by. Just until Fall then it gets back to normal. Today I will do a some mowing if the rain holds off. I did have my firewood delivered yesterday, so we have heat for winter. We now have to pile it and with these black flies it might be a chore, if they are too bad I will just wait. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat, then will see what the day has in store. One just never knows. GW
Well we finally have a bit of sunshine waking up. Temperatures were still a touch cool at the time of this post 6.6 C | 43.88 F But it should warm up as the morning moves forward. Highway 522 is looking good so travelling will be fine. Great day to head on into North Bay for supplies or what ever you need. After the long weekend I am sure some things are dwindling. Myself I am going to take my mowers out of Hibernation and get them running, as by the looks all that green out there, I will have to mow it in another day or so. The black flies aren’t too bad this morning, but once it warms up some I am sure they will be annoying folks. I also need to weed my gardens, great time to be doing that before all the flowers are up and showing off. With that I am off for my morning coffee and then will let the day unfold around me. GW
Cloudy, rainy, cool day here waking up. Temperatures were sitting at 8.9 C | 48.02 F Today weather will remain about the same. But tomorrow things begin to change, and we should see some sunshine with warmer temperatures for the remainder of the week. It would have been nice if we had had some nice weather over the long weekend, but it seems that is par for the course so to speak. Black flies aren’t too bad today, but that is because of the rain and gloomy weather. Tomorrow once the sun comes out, we will have to deal with them. The good side of things is they don’t like going into enclosed areas like a shop, store or places like that. So you can get away from them a wee bit. With that I am off for my morning coffee and I guess another day of taking things easy is in store. GW
Rainy day here waking up. Black flies are hiding till the sun comes out. Temperatures were sitting at 7.5 C | 45.5 F The rain will continue until late Monday. We could see around 20 to 40 mm. We also might have some thunderstorms throughout the day.. Crazy weather. Tomorrow will be much like today. But after that it looks like things are going to change for the best. Sunshine, a few clouds and warmer. The downside of things is we will have to deal with these pesky black flies for a few weeks. On another note, maybe I will be able to get my gardens tilled up next week. Would be nice. Today I am taking things easy have some folks dropping by early in the day. With that I am off for? Yep … my morning coffee, and a bite to eat. Have a great day, better weather is on the way. GW
Cloudy morning here waking up. It looks as if we are in for some not so nice weather for a few days. Rain will begin this afternoon and continue until late Monday. Rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm are possible. We could also see some thunderstorms along with the rain on Sunday. Higher rainfall amounts are possible in certain areas. Temperatures were sitting at 4.5 C | 40.1 F Travelling will be good other than the rain. But care should be taken, if we get the heavy rain. Black Flies are out enjoying themselves. With that I am off for a cup of coffee and enjoy the day for what it is. And a bite to eat. GW
Cloudy waking up, but we should see some sunshine after a bit. Tomorrow will be cloudy and then rain for a couple more days before the crappy weather is behind us. Then all we have to deal with is the black flies and skeeters. After that though we should be good for a month or two. I hope we don’t have the heat we did last year with the forest fires all around us. Highway 522 is bare and dry, so travelling should be a go for the long weekend. If asked I would have made the long weekend in May alongside the US, as it is a bit later, which usually makes for better weather But, our powers that be, choose what they want, not asking the people. Only in Canada. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 7.1 C | 44.78 F On another note the Finches are back, I noticed hundreds at my bird feeder yesterday, so I brought out the finch feeder and filled it with NIGER Seeds I am thinking I might have to buy another bag, as I found that once it dries out they don’t like it as much. So if you have some, and they don’t seem to be eating it, you know why. With that, I am off for my morning coffee. Just seems I need it to start things off. Either before I have breakfast or after. Doesn’t really matter, other than if I have it after, I tend to take things easy a bit longer LOL. Which, is okay. Have a great day. GW
My wife and I would like to thank everyone for a fantastic night at the Callandaer Horticultural Society. It was a great night with a good turnout. I spoke a bit on my life, read a story and got into what Nature has to offer in general. After my talk I answered questions, and we all had a great chat with coffee and goodies. Great night and a great bunch of people. GW
Cloudy morning and cool. Temperatures were sitting at 4.7 C | 40.46 F Today it will be cloudy, cool; and we could see a couple of afternoon showers. The long weekend isn’t going to be that great I suspect we will see clouds on Saturday and some showers on Sunday and Monday. But in saying all that, after that we should be in for some really nice weather. Things will warm up, and we will see quite a bit of sunshine. I am looking forward to it. It’s about time. My gardens are crying to be tilled. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see what the day has in store. GW
Well another cloudy morning with some light showers. That will be the trend for most of the day and the same for tomorrow. It is possible some sunshine will break through today. Friday we should see some more sunshine. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 7 C | 44.6 F Highway 522 is bare so travelling should be good if you don’t mind the gloomy day. I prefer sunshine myself. On another note the Black flies have made their appearance. I managed to set outside for a bit yesterday, and they were there. It is that time of year I know, but I don’t like them. After them, it is the skeeters. Seems there is always something to keep us from enjoying the outdoors. If not snow, cold, rain, its them blood sucking parasites LOL. I am off for my morning coffee I have a busy day today.
Cloudy morning starting things off. We should see some sunshine later on, but the way things are going I could be wrong. Tomorrow we will see more clouds with some showers in the afternoon. Crazy weather for sure. Last year I had my garden tilled and almost planted. Won’t be happening this year. Black flies are still being held back but that could change quite quickly. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 7.1 C | 44.78 F Highway 522 is bare and dry. Travelling should be good in a while. It sure is nice to see the trees coming out in leaf. I call it the Early Fall as there is some nice colours with the different trees coming into bud. A lot of flowers are also making an appearance in my gardens I see, which is nice. We just need some nice weather, so we can get outside and enjoy things. With that I am off to turn up the heat a touch, it’s still cool and damp outside. The old bones don’t like the cold much anymore. So I try to keep it warm the best I can. LOL GW
- Top of the List : Oatmeal is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains beta gluten, which is a thick, sticky fiber that helps a person to feel full for longer and may also lower cholesterol. Also, great for lowering blood pressure.
- Eggs Some people think that eggs are unhealthful because of the amount of cholesterol they contain. However, research has shown that the dietary cholesterol from eggs has only a minor impact on bad cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), in the blood.
- Nuts, eating nuts is another excellent way to get enough protein. Nuts also contain antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and heart-healthful fats.
- Coffee also offers other health benefits due to its antioxidants, which help fight inflammation.
- Berries Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are an excellent way to start the morning. They are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain disease-fighting antioxidants.
- Flax seeds The health benefits of flax seed include lowering blood levels of cholesterol, improving insulin sensitivity, lowering blood sugar, and even protecting against cancer.
- Greek yogurt is another excellent source of protein to eat in the morning. Greek yogurt is thick and creamy and contains more protein than regular strained yogurt.
- Greek yogurt is also rich in calcium and contains probiotics that help support a healthy gut and immune system.
- Tea These teas contain some caffeine but not as much as coffee. Tea can also help a person stay hydrated.
- Cottage cheese is also rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, and calcium. People can eat cottage cheese by itself, or mix it with other savory foods, such as pepper and spring onions, or fruit or nuts.
- Bananas contain resistant starch. The body does not digest resistant starch, so it travels through the body unchanged, which helps support digestive health. Unripe bananas contain more resistant starch than ripe bananas, which have more natural sugars.
Another cloudy rainy morning. Waking up temperatures were sitting at 6.6 C | 43.88 F Highway 522 is bare and travelling should be good other than a rainy day. Today it will be cloudy, breezy; a brief morning shower or two, then a little rain for the rest of the day. Not a great day weather wise. But in saying that all this rain is getting things growing. Trees are all out in bud and grass is greening up fast. Even the wild Leeks are up and my lovely wife made some Leek soup, yesterday. Pretty tasty too. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see what the day has in store for us. Furnace is still running. Man long winter. GW
Cloudy day waking up. Temperatures were sitting at 7.7 C | 45.86 F Today we should see some sun, then increasing clouds. It will warm up some though which will make Mothers Day that much more enjoyable. Tomorrow we will see some more rain. On another note we are still having to turn on the furnace throughout the day and evening hours to keep warm. Crazy weather. Highway 522 is dry so travelling will be good. With that I am off once again for my morning coffee with my lovely wife, I was hoping we could get some front porch sitting in today and soak up some of that much-needed sunshine. One can only hope. GW
Took these pictures last year makes me yearn for summer.
Nice looking morning waking up. Sun was shinning and birds were chirping . It is a touch cool though with temperatures at time of post sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F It should warm up and be a nice day all way round. Tomorrow is going to be warmer, and we should see some sunshine throughout the day. We might even get some front porch sitting in if things goes right. They were calling for some not so good weather over the weekend, but looks not too bad now. One just never knows when it comes to Nature. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning so there is no reason not to make that trip to North Bay for groceries and things. On another note the grass is growing leaps and bounds. I am thinking that next week we will have to mow it for the first time. My vegetable garden is still quite wet so it will take a few days of sunshine to dry it out, so I can till it. With that I am off to have a cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will see what the day has in store. GW