Lunch Time. I am starting to think that maybe my lovely wife is trying to add a few inches to my waist line. Hmm, but it does look tasty. Home made bread too. She can whip things up so quickly, and the best part what she makes tastes and looks good too.
Oh, alright, we do have some treats for the young ones later on too.
So my sweet tooth got the better of me today and my lovely wife made up some Rice Crispy Squares. Easy to make, and I am thinking there will be a few left for Halloween too. Maybe. And as you know there are no calories there to speak off. Right?
I had to cut down a tree a few years ago. In the centre of one piece my wife and I saw something really special. What do you see??
Here is a picture of my wife’s Orchid she had given to her around 5 years ago. She kept it and looked after it and now it bloomed again for her. Must like her. LOL
So … today Ruth and I installed a post and light out by the mill we made up a few days ago. So the end of our driveway should be lit up at night now. We will see how it goes.
So I got a hankering for some home made bread. The wife being such a nice wife made me some LOL. Along with some Cinnamon Rolls and a few buns thrown in for good measure. I am watching my waist line these days, so these should help things out a bit.
Here are a couple pictures of our farm in Beamsville Ontario many years ago. Every grape vine on the left and far back as you can see my Dad and I planted. The grape vines on the left were called Delaware a really nice Champagne Grape. The ones at the rear which goes a long way back were Agawam, Catawba, Concords, Niagara’s and Fredonia. The farm backed up to the Niagara Escarpment. Sitting on the front deck you would look out over Lake Ontario. The little house at the back was a small cottage me and Dad built for Hired Help at the time. Beautiful spot. Miss them days.
Here is a piece that I have been wearing in my woodworking shops for many years. The reason I am showing you all this is that a couple months ago we had a visitor that collects old things drop by. You know … he offered me $200.00 for it LOL I couldn’t believe it. Did I take the money? No … I didn’t, money isn’t everything and if that old apron had a voice, the stories it could tell. I guess in one way it does, as just by looking at it I can visualize a lot of things I have made and shops I have owned over the years. Hmm … I wonder if my lovely wife would let me hang it on the wall in the living room? LOL
Here is a few pictures we took years ago when Ruth and I had a Landscaping business. The picture is one of hundreds of jobs we did. We were at one time the largest Landscaping business in St Catharines Ontario. The picture shows of us installing all new sidewalks at one of the schools, our old truck and Small Loader. If I come upon more pictures I will let you have a look. We also landscaped it while there. Oh … and my back was never the same after using that Jackhammer. I don’t know what it did but I couldn’t walk hardly for a few days.
Now here is a picture that was taken many years ago. Me sitting on one of the old Clyde’s we had on our farm. Laura the lady that raised me would let her out of the barn, and she would pick me up at school. I bet there aren’t to many kids that have that in today’s world. The thing was, she was so big I had to climb up on the stone fence at school, so I could get on her. I think she thought it was a fly up there. LOL Thought I would share. You have to admit I was a handsome devil back then huh?
Here are a few pictures of our Fruit Stand, Ruth and I used to have. It was located in Cookstown Ontario, directly across the road from the Penny Restaurant on Highway 27. We had it for a few years. It worked out great as we went to the Orillia Market for Saturday, and then we would finish up the day at our fruit stand. People came from all over to buy our produce. We even got to know the German fellow that owned the Penny Restaurant, and he would buy off us too. Great time in our life but a lot of work and a lot of driving. I was sad to see it go but in another way I was glad. Hard to explain. I miss my old Ford truck in the picture too. Bought it brand new, installed saddle tanks for fuel on it, as we were on the road so much.
Cloudy morning for the last day of October here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Today it will be colder with rain and drizzle this morning followed by a mix of snow and rain this afternoon. There is a warning up for our area for snow and icy conditions. Not the greatest day for the young ones that goes out for Halloween. But I suspect they will make the best of it. Temperatures were sitting at 2.3 C | 36.14 F. They will start to drop later on in the day. Yesterday turned out to be quite nice, and we even had some sunshine. Worked out just perfect for my wife and I to do some outside work for a very good friend of ours. Today being not so good we will stay in and I will work away on scanning pictures of the olden days. Never knew we had so many. But when all said and done it will make a nice gift for our boys. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will bend my wife’s ear a wee bit, as we sure enjoy our chats … and our coffee. Have a great day!
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Hunting won’t be the greatest today with the weather being not so good. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5. If you do head on out take extra care as things could get a bit icy later on in the day. Good Luck!