What’s Happening In Cottage Country on June 11/2023

Good Morning!

Not too much sunshine here this morning, but we could see a wee bit later on. Along with that, there is a chance of a thunderstorm or some showers. We sure could use the rain, that’s for sure. But in saying that the dry weather has slowed down the grass from growing which eases off the mowing every week. The cool weather will stay with us up till Wednesday. Actually, being that the temperature outside was sitting at 12.7 C | 54.86 F this morning, I turned on our oil furnace for a bit to take the dampness and cold out of the house. The reason being the cold and dampness plays hell on my old legs and lower back. Joys of getting old, but not complaining as I am still able to get out of bed every morning.

Highway 522 is slowly getting busier every day and if we get the rain that we need the forest fires will ease off some which will allow folks from the cities to do more travelling.

Here in Port Loring, we’ve been mighty lucky to not have too much trouble with all that smoke the rest of the world’s been grappling with. It’s like the wind’s been pushin’ it away, swayin’ to the west and east of us for the most part. Now, down yonder in southern Ontario, in St. Catharines where my oldest boy hangs his hat, it’s a whole different story. He was just tellin’ me how their boy’s baseball game got called off on account of the thick smoke. Can’t rightly blame ’em, but there isn’t much you can do ’bout it, especially when it’s so dry and our Canadian land is mostly covered in trees.

But it’s all part of Mother Nature’s plan, her way of thinning out them forests and makin’ room for fresh growth. It’s just the way things go. Funny how some folks tend to point fingers at everything under the sun instead of acceptin’ the natural course of things, just like they do with most of what goes on around us.

Bug Report: Although they are less active now, the Black Flies are still around. But because there are so many mosquitoes around right now, they more than make up for it. They also like sneaking inside your house now that the weather has dropped off a bit. You know, they may have a function, but if there is one thing I believe we could do without in life, it is them.

Yesterday my lovely wife and I in the morning took a drive to Powassan to pick up a few groceries along with some fresh Ontario Grown Strawberries. And I have to say after having a bowl last night, they sure were tasty. When it comes to fruit and veggies, we make it a point to get our hands on them Canadian-grown items, especially when they’re in season. There isn’t a patch of land anywhere else on this here planet that churns out tastier fruits and veggies than what we got right here in our own backyard. No country can hold a candle to the flavours and freshness we find growin’ in these parts.

With that I am off for a fresh bagel and cheese and will then see what the day has in store.

Have a great day. GW

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