Morning Thoughts from the Countryside on May 29/2024

“Good morning! The day’s young and the possibilities are endless!”

We are finally seeing a wee bit of sunshine for a change here in cottage country. After four days of light rain, it sure is nice to see. But we did need some rain, as there is nothing like a nice rain to get the tomato plants along with other veggies to growing. And I have to say they are growing. Our zucchini is up around an inch or so, along with the cucumbers, sunflowers and squash. Our apple, prune and pear trees are out in full leaf, and it won’t be long before we see some blossoms; our crab apple has already blossomed, and some small apples are beginning to show themselves. It’s an earlier variety.

Yesterday, in spite of the rain, I worked between the drops and tilled up a new spot where we are going to make a raised bed for a new addition to our land… “Asparagus.” We have some nice roots to put in the ground and once planted we should have a few to eat next spring, and for twenty years or so after that. It’s a very healthy plant to eat, especially if you grow it yourself without any pesticide and things. We never put any man made chemicals on our plants. And why should we? With nature all around us providing everything we need.

Today I will make the raised bed and get to planting them. After that we are going to put in some grape posts and string some wire, and once finished we will plant some grape vines that we bought a week or so ago. Once all said and done, I will put in some anchors at the end of each row, which will keep the wires nice and tight that will hold up the vines themselves. So, a full day of working outdoors is ahead for us two old timers. With the wisdom of age and the spirit of youth, remember, you’re only as old as you allow yourself to feel.

On another note, traffic on Highway 522 has city folks questioning their GPS directions more than ever these days Recalculating routes has become the unofficial motto of the summer, with the GPS voice sounding increasingly frustrated. Which is normal for our area. And if I might say is a good thing, as it brings folks back to what is important in life.

Bug Report: “Well, the black flies are easin’ off a bit, thanks to them dragonflies chompin’ ’em up. But now them mosquitoes are starting to throw a party, and guess who’s the main course?”

With that bit of info under your hat, I am off for a waffle with an egg on top, covered with some of Mike Clappertons Maple Syrup, that my lovely wife has prepared for me. Which should give us the energy to make it till dinner time.

You all have a great day, and I will leave you with this bit of wisdom I learned over the years: “The best lessons I’ve learned came from mistakes, along with a bit of dirt under my nails.”

Fishing Times for Wednesday

Major Times
5:32 AM-7:32 AM
5:57 PM-7:57 PM

Minor Times
1:16 AM-2:16 AM
10:57 AM-11:57 AM

Day Rating: I give it a 1-Star Rating out of for catching a few. Not the best day for fishing, but… one never knows.

Fishing Tip of The Day: Listen to the Wind:A few old timers like myself say, when the wind’s from the west, the fish bite the best; when it’s from the east, the fish bite the least. You could say that Nature’s got its own way of tellin’ you when it’s time to fish.” Good Luck! GW

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