Good Morning Port Loring

Really nice looking day waking up. Sun is shinning, a few clouds and a light breeze. Temperatures were sitting at 13.8 C | 56.84 F. What could be better? Black Flies are all but gone, mosquitoes are still with us and will stay with us for most the summer, especially this year with all the rainy cool weather. This morning I have some more shop work to do on orders. Then in the afternoon I will enjoy my front porch with my lovely wife. On another note I would like to thank Nancy and John for dropping by yesterday with their friends. I hope you enjoy your new Flute and remember, if you need any advice relating to how to play it let me know. You have my E-mail. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what mischief I can get into.

About right these days.

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Good Morning

Another cloudy morning here in Port Loring Ontario. Temperatures were sitting at 17.4 C | 63.32 F. We should see some sunshine as the day progresses and into tomorrow. We could have some rain again on Monday.. Black Flies are still with us a wee bit but for most parts they have left. Mosquitoes though are another story. Hard to get away from them blood sucking parasites. Today I will be working in the woodworking shop as orders are backing up a touch. Not complaining mind ya. Lots of folks have dropped by our gift shop since we opened last week. Great to see folks after the long winter. I would also like to thank the van load of girls that dropped by from Toronto last weekend. I hope you all enjoy our books, my wife’s paintings and the Flutes. If you are in need of any information regarding my Flutes or anything else, you all have my E-Mail. Thanks again for the great day. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will let the day unfold around me. GW

About right these days.

Good Morning Port Loring

Cloudy morning with temperatures sitting at 17.8 C | 64.04 F. Today it will remain cloudy with some showers. Tonight we could see a thunderstorm. Tomorrow we should be back to sunshine. Black Flies aren’t bad at the moment. Mosquitoes are another story as they are out there in full force with this warm moist weather. Yesterday I got the lawn mowed which made things look much nicer around the house here. I took a few pictures of around the house here and our sign out front. GW

Good Morning Port Loring Ontario

Another great day waking up. Sun is shinning and temperatures were hovering around 16.5 C | 61.7 F. It will warm up considerably later on. Good day to get things done early and do some front porch sitting later on when temperatures climb a bit. Black flies are still out there but not as many as there was. Mosquitoes though are another story. I am afraid we will have to contend with them for a while yet. Today is mowing day for us so heading on outside. With that you have a great day. GW

Good Morning Port Loring

We all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring Ontario. Temperatures were sitting at 17.4 C | 63.32 F. We could see a shower later on but for the rest of the week it will be sunny and hot. So I guess summer has arrived. About time. With this heat that is approaching it should eliminate the Black Flies and cut back the Mosquitoes. Today I have some shop work to do then might do some front porch sitting. I just never know what is in store for my day as if the urge hits to do something or go somewhere we do it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and some pancakes and eggs. GW

Looks good and tastes even better.


Good Morning

Cloudy rainy day here starting things off. Temperatures were fair sitting at 16.7 C | 62.06 F. The clouds should ease their selves away and if lucky we might even see some sunshine later on. Tomorrow there is a chance we could see some showers or even a passing thunderstorm but then back to sunshine as the day progresses. Hard to believe but my vegetable garden did need some rain. Overnight it sure perked up and the lettuce is growing quite fast. Growing so fast there is no way we can eat it all LOL. So will give some away if need be. Today I might do some shop work being kind of wet outside. I enjoy being out there now and then. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store. GW

Hmm. Maybe I will give that a shot. Interesting.

Good Morning Port Loring Ontario Canada

This morning we all woke up to cloudy skies. We can expect a few showers lingering into tomorrow and Wednesday. But later on Wednesday we should be back to sunshine and warm temperatures. Black Flies are still with us a wee bit with the Mosquitoes making up the difference. All this warmer wet weather isn’t helping things this year. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 16.4 C | 61.52 F. Quite nice actually. On another note the vegetable garden is growing leaps and bounds these days. Been eating salads every day. Sure is tasty too. Our peonies are about to open. We have quite a few of them around our property. The nice thing is these still have a great scent. They smell like roses. Hard to find them nowadays with all the new ones being scent free. We enjoy them for a couple weeks. They don’t last too long though. So with that I am off for my morning coffee. GW

Sure are nice!

Good Morning Port Loring

Well here we go again, another nice day. Sun is shinning, light breeze with warm temperatures. Going to be a nice day all way round. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 15.3 C | 59.54 F. The way I see it we should be in for nice weather all week. We might see a shower on Tuesday. I am pretty sure we won’t have the hot weather we had last year, which is a good thing. The Black flies are slowly leaving us. Yesterday I was able to hoe my garden without too much bother. Nice to be able to get out there and enjoy the day. Today I am going to take it a wee bit easy. I might if the urge hits me put some grass cuttings that has been resting around my tomato plants. They sure like that. It gets them growing faster and also creates a nice taste in the tomatoes once ripe. Can’t be beat. Sure looks pretty out there with all the flowers coming on. This is what the north is all about. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a couple pancakes. Heck of a life huh? GW

If you want a great garden you better buy a hoe.

Good Morning Port Loring

Another really nice day waking up. Sun is shinning with a light breeze. Other than the Black Flies and Mosquitoes it is a fine day. Yesterday my wife and I took a drive to town. Roads were good other than a few pot holes one has to keep an eye open for. In town, it was quite busy as it always is and stores seem to be making ends meat, so to speak. We got our groceries and other things that we will need around the house here and then had lunch and headed on home. Great day but a busy day with so much running around to do. We also got our mowing all done up so the place is looking nice. Vegetable garden is coming along, and we can now start to eat the lettuce as it is ready to go. Will give that a try tonight with our supper. Great to have fresh veggies every day right from the garden. The nice thing is you know what is on it and in it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and then will get my hoe out and work in some weeds around my plants. Then will put down some grass cuttings around each of my tomatoes plants as they sure like that. Great to be outside enjoying the fresh air. Hoping the bugs aren’t too bad. GW

No use wasting time while your waiting.

Good Morning

Another really nice day shaping up for us here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. All I can say is. “It’s about time.” The Black Flies and Mosquitoes are still annoying but the Black Flies are slowly leaving us. Yesterday while mowing the Dragon Flies were out in numbers. I made them I deal. I will stir the Black Flies up and you, Dragon Flies eat them. They liked the idea and were swarming around my head making a meal out of them. Great to see them here again. Last year there weren’t very many, but this year they are in abundance. If there was one insect that we should protect, it would be them. They eat more mosquitoes and black flies than any other thing on earth. And they don’t hurt humans. They actually like us and in some cases will even land on your hand or shoulder for a visit. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 13.6 C | 56.48 F and will warm up even further as the day progresses. Going to be great day. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see what the day has in store for my lovely wife and I. GW

They are the good guys!

Good Morning Port Loring

A great looking day out there waking up. Temperatures were sitting at 15.4 C | 59.72 F. It will warm up considerably in a bit and nice weather should remain with us for the rest of the week. Great day to do some shopping in North Bay if you are in need. Myself I enjoy going to town if the weather is nice. Nothing nicer than enjoying the scenery along the way. Gives you a whole new perspective on life and more importantly lets you know there is life other than here in Port Loring. LOL. A person can get cabin fever if left in one place too long. On another note the black flies are still out in full force the damp cool weather slowed them down, but they are back now for a while. The mosquitoes are just as bad sneaking in the house whenever they get at chance only to annoy you later on when you are having a rest. What can you do? Nothing really. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will see if I can lower this grass a touch, that is growing leaps and bounds these days. GW

Sometimes A fellow needs a bit of motivation to get things done around here.

Good Morning Port Loring Ontario

Well … another sunny morning with a shower mixed in for good measure. Temperatures are finally nice and warm which makes things that much nicer. Getting out of bed they were sitting at 14.5 C | 58.1 F. Today we will see some showers off and on but tomorrow we are back to sun with mixed clouds which should be quite nice. Sure makes the grass grow leaps and bounds. But everything looks nice and green for a change instead of white. Black Flies are slowly leaving us but there are still enough to bother a person. The mosquitoes are terrible, caused by the wet cool weather. Hard to get away from them. We need some hot sunny weather to slow them down. Today I will be doing some work in the old woodworking shop. Got lots of orders to fill so kind of like to get them out of the way. The store has been busy also which keeps my lovely wife busy. Nice to see folks dropping by. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. GW

Have a cool one on me.

Good Morning

Another sunny morning waking up here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. They are saying we might have a few showers this afternoon, tonight and into tomorrow. Let’s hope they are wrong. Temperatures weren’t too bad this morning, sitting at 13.3 C | 55.94 F. The good thing is we don’t need to be heating our homes. Travelling will be good today so no excuse not to head off to town for supplies if needed. On another note the vegetable gardens are doing pretty good. Some warm sunny weather would help things a long a bit more. Yesterday I did manage to fix the roof on my car port. So it should be good for a few more years. Good to keep on top of things. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what the day has in store. I don’t want to rush into things. LOL GW

Cranberry Pancakes. Great way to start the day.

Good Morning

Another nice sunny day here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. It’s great to wake up to sunshine and warmer temperatures. The black flies are still with us along with mosquitoes but the black flies are slowly leaving us. Mother’s Day to Father’s Day is black fly season. That is my way of remembering their existence. Could be a few days longer depending on the weather. This morning is the first morning I didn’t have to turn on the oil furnace to warm things up. With that I am off for my morning coffee. GW

Good Morning Happy Father’s Day!!

For a change we have some sunny weather waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures are a touch cool sitting at 10.6 C | 51.08 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. I am also happy to report that we should be seeing some nice, warm, sunny weather all week. It’s about time. It will be a great day to take Dad out for Lunch or Supper being Father’s Day. Also, a great day for a drive. Black flies are still around but slowly leaving us. Mosquitoes are really annoying but with this warm sunny weather this week it should slow them down a lot. We can only hope. I went to the dump yesterday and loading the car I almost got eaten alive. Had to leave the window in the car open most of the way to suck them blood sucking parasites back outside. LOL. What can you do? Not much. Have a great day. Make it a great day. It’s all up to you. Happy Father’s Day!

Sounds good to me!!

Rainy Day in Port Loring Ontario

Good morning! Well another rainy day here waking up. It is also quite cool and the furnace to keep us warm is perking away. You would almost think it is Fall. Black flies are still with us but being so wet the mosquitoes are outnumbering them. But that will change when the sun decides to come out. We should see some sunshine a bit later if things go to plan. Temperatures early in the day were sitting at 12.6 C | 54.68 F. Today being such a cool and rainy day I will be working away in my shop. I have lots to do, its just doing it. That is the one nice thing about getting older. I do what I want to do, not what others want me to do. Great way of life for sure. We earned it over the years, or maybe I should say, some of us did. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. GW

What us men folks have to put up with.

Good morning Port Loring

Cool morning waking up with temperatures sitting at 10.1 C | 50.18 F. Still having to turn on the furnace in the morning to warm things up, so we are comfortable. Amazing and this is the middle of June. Today we will see some sunshine with clouds. Temperatures will warm up a wee bit. Tonight we can expect some more rain with temperatures dropping and cooler weather with a possible shower tomorrow. There are a few cars moving up and down the Highway these days and customers are slowly coming into our store. I can’t say I blame folks for staying home with these temperatures, and all the rain we been having. Then to top it off the black flies and mosquitoes. Let’s hope we have some nicer weather for July and August. We deserve it. Today I will do some more shop work, I put in a full day out there yesterday and got a lot done. Orders are still coming in which is a good thing. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will let the day unfold around me. GW

My first table saw. Worked great!

Good Morning Port LOring

Another rainy cool day here waking up, with temperatures sitting at 14.1 C | 57.38 F. Heavy rain is expected to move into the area early this morning and continue into Friday morning. Total rainfall amounts of 30 to 50 millimetres with locally higher amounts are expected. Crazy weather. Last year so hot you could hardly stand it and so dry we had dozens of forest fires. This year just the opposite. On another note the Black Flies are still out in full force with the mosquitoes helping them out. Isn’t very nice out there at the moment. Today being so wet I will do some shop work on orders I have. Nice to have a place to do things on days like this, or throughout the cold winter months. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. GW

Looks like a nice fence to me. Maybe I will make myself one for my table saw. Hmm.

Good Morning Port LOring

We woke up to some sunshine but cool temperatures are still with us. A bit of heat this morning is still warranted. Just think two more months, and we are back into Fall temperatures. Makes Florida look that much better. Temperatures were sitting at 13.3 C | 55.94 F. It is supposed to warm up some as the day moves forward. Then Tomorrow, Friday and into Saturday, more clouds, cooler and showers. Today I am thinking I will mow my grass. Take advantage of the nice day. Gardens are growing pretty good in spite of the cool wet weather. We should be eating some fresh salads in a couple weeks. Tomatoes though will be held back a week or so this year. They like it hot with lots of water. Black Flies are still out in swarms along with the mosquitoes. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. GW

Teaching the young how to mow grass.


Good Morning Port LOring

This morning we woke up to a few clouds with some sunshine thrown in for good measure. Temperatures were sitting at 10.6 C | 51.08 F. It will warm up a bit more, and we should see sun and a few clouds for most the day. Tomorrow will be like today. Both days we could have a brief shower. Highway 522 is good to go, or should say from Highway 11 in is fine, but the other way from Highway 69 in, is a mess with pot holes all over the place. You have to take care if coming in from that direction. The black flies are still with us along with the Mosquitoes. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and think on what I would like to do today. GW

Have great day!

Good Morning Port Loring

Rainy day this morning. Will be much of the same for most the day. Hard to believe, but we could use some rain for the gardens. It’s amazing just how fast our soil in our area drys out. Reason being it consists of lots of sand. Temperatures aren’t to bad sitting at 18.7 C | 65.66 F. Tomorrow we should see some more sunshine. Black flies and Mosquitoes are still with us. Will be nice when they ease off. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what I can get into today. I have some orders to fill for folks so maybe I will make some sawdust in a bit. GW

Good morning Port Loring

Another really nice day here waking up. Temperatures were sitting at18.5 C | 65.3 F. It will actually get quite warm today if things goes to plan. Then rain tomorrow and cooler temperatures will be with us for the rest of the week. Crazy weather. Sure isn’t going to be nice weather for the tourists that come to our area now and then. But not much we can do about it. On another note I did manage to get all my decks stained yesterday figuring they finally were dry and had a couple days to dry even further once finished. They turned out great and even the black flies held off till I was finished. Worked out great all in all. Today I have some shop work to do then will take it a bit easy for the rest of the day. Nice to be able to do that. With that I am off for my morning coffee and will enjoy the day for what it is. GW

Tasty breakfast.

Good Morning

Another beautiful sunny day here in Port Loring. Temperatures were sitting at 15.8 C | 60.44 F. It will warm up even more as the day progresses. Great day to do some travelling if your in need of some things. Myself I am going to do some work around the house here and take in this beautiful weather. Black flies and Mosquitoes are still with us in full force. Almost impossible to get away from them. Yesterday we took a day trip to Coldwater Ontario to see a friend of ours and my old homestead. We had a great visit and got caught up with things. I sometimes think we humans don’t visit enough with our very good friends which in turn isn’t a good thing. One just never knows these days. It was a great day, sunny, warm, car run great and seen some new things. Gas prices down there are a lot cheaper than up here, we filled up at the Shell Station there in town for 1.13 a litre. Some places along Highway 69 were charging 1.46 and some even more. Gouging the traveller for sure. No reason for it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat. GW

Have a great day!

Good Morning Port Loring

For a change we woke up to sunshine this morning. Temperatures were a bit cool sitting at 9.3 C | 48.74 F It will warm up considerably shortly. About time too. Tomorrow and the weekend is looking great for a change. Then come Monday things change back to not so good for a wee bit. Weird weather for sure. Travelling will be good today so no reason not to head off to town for supplies. With that I am off to have my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat, then will see about cutting some grass. GW