Living Well Off the Beaten Path on May 2/2024

Good Morning! A new day has started, which means it’s time to get moving. Nature’s already hard at work, so we better be too.

It’s a bit cloudy here in cottage country this morning, but in saying that things should warm up a wee bit, and we should also see some sunshine off and on. Which my wife and I are looking forward too; as we have been missing our front porch sittin’ times together. But first we are going to wake up our lawn mowers after their winter’s nap, and see how they are working. After a long winter, when it comes to equipment, one never knows how they are going to react. Especially my old Roper Riding mower. It was almost on its last legs when we finished mowing last year. I got my fingers crossed.

After the mowing is completed and the weed eating around the house and things is done, along with having our lunch, we will carry out the new two-seater bench I made last week, and set it beside our fishpond. I have to say it turned out pretty darn nice. After that, I will get to putting some dormant spray on our apple and pear trees before it’s too late, and then if things goes to plan, we will get our lawn chairs out of hibernation and set them on our front porch and relax. So that’s our day, what have you all got planned?

On another note, my wife and I took a trip to town yesterday to pick up a few things, along with some goldfish for our new pond. Actually, we got a pretty good deal and brought home fifteen of them. I checked this morning while feeding the birds, and they seem to be enjoying their new home. But they have some growing to do, as they are only about an inch long. Now we have to go out and pick up a lily–pad or two and some water grass, and after I install the new water wheel and things the pond will be complete. I think, as well… my lovely wife is always changing things… all for the better of course.

After we picked up the things we needed we headed on home, taking in nature as we drove along chatting about all kinds of things. It seems even after fifty some years we still have lots to talk about.

Highway 522 is picking up traffic wise a wee bit these days, and it will get a lot busier as the days warm up with tourists and cottagers entering into the picture.

With that, I am off for a bowl of organic cereal, and will then see if our mowers and weed eater will run. You just never know.

You all have a great day and I will leave you with this bit of wisdom I learned over the years: “At the end of the day, when the work is done and the sun dips below the horizon, there’s a satisfaction that comes from knowing that you’ve done your best, that you’ve honored the land, and that you’ve lived a life worth living.”

Fishing Times for Thursday

Major Times
7:35 AM-9:35 AM
8:01 PM-10:01 PM

Minor Times
3:12 AM-4:12 AM
1:09 PM-2:09 PM

Day Rating: I give it a 2-Star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Fishing Tip of The Day: “Take a good look at them bugs buzzing around the water. Match your bait to what the fish are eating, and you’ll be in for a good day’s catch. It’s all about foolin’ them.” GW

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