Morning Post Nov 30/19

Another day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Man the last day of November with Christmas on the horizon. I sometimes wonder how time can move so fast, and then at times so slow. Could be an age factor. LOL Waking up this morning we are in the midst of clouds, but we should see some sunshine as the day progresses. Tomorrow though snow is in the forecast, and we could receive around 6 inches (15.24 cm) or so. If that turns out to be true I might have to wake up my snowblower. But we will see, what one says isn’t always the way things work out. Highway 522 is bare and dry today, so it will be good travelling weather. Temperatures waking up are a touch cool sitting at -9.7 C | 14.54 F. Myself I am working away here on a few projects putting my computer through its passes. I have a huge project to get finished, so if I am lucky things will be up and running before spring. Not complaining mind ya as it is nice to have things to do, especially things a person likes. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great weekend. GW

Hunting Times

This will be the last post for hunting times till next year. Hope you all have meat in the freezer for winter. My regular Posts will continue with some new features. I will let you in on them as soon as my son’s and I perfect things. I am lucky to have two smart men to help me out with these technical things.

Saturday
11/30/19

Major Times
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minor Times
11:00 AM-1:30 PM

Hunting won’t be the best today I only give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5. Good luck and as always … stay safe.

Morning Post Nov 29/19

Another cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We didn’t have any snow overnight which is okay by me. Temperatures waking up were sitting at -7 C | 19.4 F. It won’t warm up much more for the remainder of the day. Tonight will be even colder, but we shouldn’t see much more snow. The next snow in our area will probably be on Sunday. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout this morning. Not too much traffic these days, mostly locals. If in need of some groceries this would be the day to head on in to North Bay. We could see a few flurries early this morning, but the sun should break through later on. We will see. Pretty dismal looking day out there at the moment. With that I am off to put some more wood in the furnace. Nice to be able to go downstairs where it is warm to feed it. I for the life of me can’t see having one of these outside ones. Constantly going outside in the cold. Not my cup of tea by no means. Have a great day. GW

Hunting Times

Friday
11/29/19

Major Times
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Minor Times
10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Today hunting won’t be the greatest I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5. Good luck and stay safe!

Morning Report Nov 28/19

Another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. On the good side of things we didn’t have any snow overnight to speak of and it isn’t raining today. We did have our share of rain yesterday though. Things have also cooled down some with temperatures at the time of this post sitting at -5.1 C | 22.82 F. The wind is coming out of the north which makes it feel colder outside than it really is. Such is life for us humans, as all is not as it really is sometimes. LOL Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning so travelling should be pretty good. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. Nice weather should remain with us up till Sunday where we could see six inches of snow. So enjoy things while you can. Today I will work away here on my computer as I have a bunch of things to do. It is nice to have a warm home with food to eat. I sometimes think certain folks don’t really appreciate what they do have. It’s not all about money, but … in saying that, money does help. We made it that way. LOL With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day. GW

Hunting Times

Thursday
11/28/19

Major Times
2:00PM-4:00PM
Minor Times
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Hunting today should be pretty good. I give it a 4-Star Rating out of 5. Good luck and stay safe!

Morning Report Nov 27/19

It’s a rainy, windy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 1.6 C | 34.88 F. Highway 522 at the moment is bare and wet. Things could change anytime now with the rain changing over to ice or snow. At the moment temperatures are fluctuating so no one really knows what is in store. But on the good side of the coin we didn’t have any snow overnight, meaning I don’t need to wake up my snowblower. All the snow we did have has melted and looking out the grass is green. There is still an ice and snow warning up for our area. I would think it is a good day to stay home if you can do so. Travelling won’t be the greatest. Myself I have some things to do around the house here which will keep me busy most of the day. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will let the day unfold around me. You just never know what a day has in store for us humans.

Hunting Times

Wednesday
11/27/19

Major Times
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Minor Times
8:30 AM-10:30 AM
5:00 PM-7:00 PM

If the weather had been better hunting would have been pretty good today. I give it a 3-Star rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe. Better yet, it might be a good day to stay home where it is dry and warm.

Morning Post Nov 26/19

Cloudy morning waking up in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We could see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. Tomorrow though is another story as we could get some snow with risk of freezing rain. There are warnings up for our area. In reality, it will depend on temperatures and direction. So we will see. This morning it isn’t bad temperature wise sitting at 4.3 C | 39.74 F. It will remain there most of the day. Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make travelling pretty good today. Yesterday my lovely wife and I went to North Bay had lunch with our son and picked up a few things that we were in need of. Seems it takes a full day to go to town no matter what you do. North Bay is getting busy these days with more folks moving into the area, along with new stores and business’s opening all the time. Which is a good thing I suppose. With that I am off for some buttermilk pancakes and a cup of fresh perked coffee. I know … I have it tough, but such is life. LOL Have a great day. GW

Hunting Times

Tuesday
11/26/19

Major Times
12:00 PM-2:30 PM
Minor Times
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Today hunting should be pretty good. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5. Good luck and stay safe.

Morning Report Nov 24/19

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. This coming Wednesday we could have some really not so good weather with up to 6 inches (15.24 cm) of snow and high winds entering into the picture also. So I would think if you need anything in town today and tomorrow are the days to do it. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0.2 C | 32.36 F. Highway 522 is bare and dry. Today I will continue on with some work I am doing around the house here. Other than that will take things a bit easy today. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Sunday
11/24/19

Major Times
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Minor Times
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Today hunting should be pretty good. I give it a 4-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Morning Report Nov 23/19

We do have a few clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 0.8 C | 33.44 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward. It should be a really nice day weather wise. Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout which will make it nice if you have to go to town. Myself I have some work to do around the house here which will keep me busy. Then later on when the sun decides to come out I might just wash my car. There won’t be many more days that I can do that. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Saturday
11/23/19

Major Times
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Minor Times
3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Today hunting won’t be the greatest I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Morning report Nov 22/19

Cloudy morning with some flurried taking place here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. No accumulations to speak of through the night. That said it has cooled down a lot since yesterday. Highway 522 is partially snow covered so you will have to take car if travelling. It will remain cold today but some sunshine should break through the clouds shortly. Tomorrow it will warm up some. Maybe I might get to wash my car as it is a mess. Temperatures at the time of this post was sitting at -4.7 C | 23.54. My wife and I took a two-day trip to Coldwater Ontario and the roads were perfect. Had a great time did some visiting with friends. Great trip all way round. Now that we are back I have some work to do around the house here and will start up the wood furnace. Saves on the oil bill. Also, the wood heat takes the chills right out of one’s body. Can’t beat it. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will see what else the day has in store. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Friday
11/22/19

Major Times
8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Minor Times
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hunting won’t be the greatest today I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5. Good luck and dress warm.

Morning Report Nov 19/19

We have cloudy skies here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. We didn’t have any accumulations of snow overnight. Waking up temperatures are quite nice sitting at 0.4 C | 32.72 F. It will rise even more, as the day progresses, which will melt a lot of the snow. Tomorrow will be even warmer. We should see some sunshine off and on throughout the day, which will make things just that much nicer. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it warmed up, so we could do some front porch sittin’ LOL Highway 522 is bare which will make travelling good. For the past few days I have been writing up stories for my columns and today will be much the same. Once I get them all done up I can get onto some other things I have in mind. Also, Christmas is slowly closing in on us. Man where does time go. Some days to me time almost stops, then other days seem to fly by. I sometimes think we are all connected and part of one universal mind. (Energy) And it controls what we do or think as it so chooses. LOL I have to admit it makes more sense than most of what our scientists think today. LOL At any rate I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will see what the day has in store. Have a great day!

Hunting Times

Tuesday
11/19/19

Major Times
4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Minor Times
1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Once again hunting won’t be the greatest. I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Nice day for a ride

A while back our friend Carrie dropped by with her horse Rhythm. It’s always great to see them, as years ago I had a horse almost identical. Every time I see Rhythm she brings back a lot of memories. And yes a carrot or two was in order. She is a good poser too when it comes to taking pictures. Just look at that hind leg. Made my day. LOL

Morning Report Nov 18/19

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We didn’t have anymore snow through the night. Temperatures have warmed up a bit and at the time of this post they were sitting at -2.4 C | 27.68 F. Highway 522 is bare and dry. So knowing that travelling today should be pretty good. On the good side of the coin things will warm up above the freezing mark and stay there for most of the week which should cut down on the heating bill. If temperatures remain warm the snow could be all gone by the end of the week. But as it is the warm weather won’t last for long so enjoy it while you can. Today I will be working on a story or two for my columns. I like to get them done up for winter, so I can get onto other things I enjoy. With that I am off for my morning chat with my lovely wife and will see what the day has in store. Every morning is like opening Christmas presents. You just never know what a day might bring. LOL Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Monday
11/18/19

Major Times
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Minor Times
12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Today hunting should be pretty good I give it a 4-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Visitor at our bird feeder

Now I said my lovely wife and I enjoy watching the birds that come to visit our feeder every day, but today we had a different kind drop by for a visit. The pictures aren’t as good as I would have liked as I had to take them through my screen. I didn’t want to scare it off. We get quite a few deer drop by throughout the winter. Nice to see. A couple days ago we had a young one say hello. I was wondering where its Mother was.

Great Friends

Now here is a picture of a good friend of mine and myself taking in what Nature has to offer. Felt good being out there that day. Nature can be nice I grant you that, but so are friends. I wonder if he will remember. LOL

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My Old Homestead

Some of you have asked me if I had a picture of where I was raised in Coldwater, Ontario, in the early days. These folks Adopted me and raised me from around 5 Years old till around 13 Years old. Reg and Laura Potter. The Nicest folks you could ever meet. They treated me as one of their own from the very first day. Later on in life I went back to my Dads in Beamsville Ontario for a while, then I took up fruit farming. We took the pictures one winters day from the road above the property looking down. The farm was mostly dedicated to Dairy Farming at the time. Great memories for sure.

Out for a Walk

Here are a couple pictures I took while out with a friend of mine awhile ago. We think as humans we are good at taking down trees, but these critters are pretty good at it too, and they don’t mind how large or how small they are. LOL One thing is for sure, they love Yellow Birch. Can’t say I blame them, as I like it too when cut into lumber for making some choice items in the woodworking shop. It has a unique grain in it that stands out when you hit it with a natural stain and add three coats of urethane. Thought I would share.

Morning Report Nov 17/19

We are having a wee bit of sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. But in saying that it is cool. We didn’t have any more snow through the night. Temperatures were sitting at -9 C | 15.8 F at the time of this post. A feller would have to put a shirt on, if they were going outside. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning so the snow plows can have a bit of a rest today. I suspect we will see some sunshine off and on for most of the day. It would be a good day to go for provisions if needed. Myself I am going to take it a bit easy today, and if the urge hits I might write up a story or two for my columns. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and bug my lovely wife for a bit. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Sunday
11/17/19

Major Times
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minor Times
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Hunting should be fair today. I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Morning Report Nov 16/19

Sunny morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. But it is cold with temperatures sitting at -15.6 C | 3.92 F. It will warm up a wee bit as the day moves forward. Not by much though. Through the night we didn’t have anymore snow. Which is okay with me. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, the snow plows finally got things cleaned up. Total snow from our last episode was around 5 inches (12.7 cm). It took my wife and I most the morning yesterday to clean the decks and driveway along with helping a friend clean her deck. After that I was hurting a bit, so I will take things a bit easy today. Sometimes too much work isn’t a good thing. LOL. Seems the older I get the more I feel things. My mind says things are like I was around 30 but my body says different. LOL. At any rate, rest is my objective today. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Saturday
11/16/19

Major Times
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minor Times
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Today hunting won’t be the greatest. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5. Good Luck and stay safe.

Morning Post Nov 15/19

It’s a cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -3.3 C | 26.06 F. Tonight will be very cold and it will stay with us into tomorrow. On the good side we should see some sunshine as the day moves forward. Always nice to have some sunshine. At the moment it is cloudy with light flurries. Highway 522 is snow covered with icy sections throughout. The snow plow just went by but the highway is still partially covered. So care should be taken when out an about. Today my lovely wife and I will get busy and clean off our decks and our driveway. That should be enough exercise for the day. Once done maybe a nice hot drink will be in order. With that I am off for a bite to eat and will get my body into work mode. Have a great day.

Hunting Times

Friday
11/15/19

Major Times
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Minor Times
10:10 AM-11:30 AM

Today Hunting won’t be the greatest. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5. But as I always say. You just never know. Good Luck and stay safe.