All posts by George Walters

Morning Chat Sep 19/2021

Good Morning! It looks like we are going to be having another really nice day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It was a bit cool getting out of bed with the temperature sitting at 8.9 C | 48.02 F. It will warm up once again as the day moves forward. It should also be noted that the leaves have been changing colours daily, and I would say by the end of next week they will be giving a really nice show. Some say they don’t change until the frost hits them. That is true in part, but in reality they would change and are changing without frost. The trees know when it is time, more so than us humans. We think we know everything there is to know about nature, but really we only know what we see, not what goes on under our feet. There is a whole new world down there. Highway 522 is still busy these days, but it has slowed down some. The insects have all but left us for another year. Actually, they weren’t all that bad this year compared to other years. There wasn’t a day that my wife and I couldn’t sit outside. I hope it is the same for next year. Yesterday I didn’t do much outside, I took it a bit easy and wrote up a couple stories for my Newspaper Columns and Magazines that I have been writing for over twenty-five years now. On another note, I would like to take a minute and thank all those that have called and emailed me letting me know how much they enjoy my Podcasts. I added one new one yesterday and will now continue to do so every Saturday morning until next spring. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then head on out to my old woodworking shop. I have a few things that need doing. Take care and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there with your line in the water will be between 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM, and then again 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. It will be a great day for catching a few. I give it a 5-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Episode 72: Post Hole King

Episode 72: Good Morning. Today I am starting my Podcasts for this year with a true story. It’s called; Post Hole King of Canada. It took place many years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, recording it. I should also remind you that I will add one new story every Saturday morning until next spring, 2022. Take care and stay safe. George Walters

MORNING Chat, Sep. 18

GOOD Morning. Once again, it looks like we are going to have a nice day here in Port Loring, Ontario. The sun is shinning without hardly any wind at all. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 11.3 C | 52.34 F. It will warm up nicely as the day moves forward. I suspect the sunshine will remain with us for most of the day. And into tomorrow for that matter. Highway 522 was very busy yesterday with folks moving around. Myself, I worked away on a mower that is giving me some problems and so far haven’t figured things out. I ordered a new part online, so we will see how that goes in a week or so when it comes in. Always something. My wife was also busy working on orders for her paintings and signs, along with all the other things she does around and in the house. She is a hardworking woman for sure. But that is how we got to where we are today. Today, I will take things a bit easy. I have been feeling a bit tired for the past two days. I think some front porch sittin’ is in order. With that I am off for some pancakes for breakfast that my lovely wife is making me and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I have planned. Oh, and don’t forget to catch my new podcast that will be live at 9:00 AM this morning. Take care and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there fishing will be between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM and then again from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. It should be a pretty good day for catching a few. I give it a 4-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Morning Chat, Sep. 17/2021

Good Morning. It’s a really nice looking day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is showing off and the temperature is actually quite nice, sitting at 15.3 C | 59.54 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Highway 522 has gotten busy with a few hunters moving into the area along with a new batch of tourists. This is the time for families without children, or so it seems. It is a nice time of year. Yesterday, my wife and I got our mowing out of the way. Took us a few hours, but it is worth it when all said and done. Now we can do some front porch sittin; and take in what nature all around us has to offer. Today I am going to work on one of my mowers, as once again it is in need of some repairs. I have to say, they sure don’t last as long as they used to. My old ones lasted twenty years or more with just a few minor repairs, these today are shot after two years or less. Most are just junk. At any rate, not much we can do, as that is what our country has become. We are a leader in buying ……. With that I am off for my morning bowl of cereal with my lovely wife and will then see what I can do about fixing a few things. It would be nice if we had one day without something breaking down, LOL Take care and stay safe, the numbers of infections are rising once again here in Ontario. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best time to be out there will be between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and then again from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. I give it a 3-Star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Morning Chat, Sep. 16/2021

Good Morning! Starting things off, it is sunny here in Port Loring, Ontario this morning. It is a touch cool, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at9.3 C | 48.74 F. It will warm up nicely as the day moves forward. I would say we are going to have almost perfect weather for the next 5 or 6 days. So if you’re anything like I am, enjoying the outdoors, this is the time to do it. I still have to clean, our vegetable gardens and dig our potatoes, so I can till it up for the winter. But there is still lots of time for that. Once that is all done up, I will get to planing our garlic for next year. It should be nice this year, as I have my old heavy Rotavator fixed up, ready to go. I don’t use it that often, but when I need it, it does a great job. Yesterday, I finished up bringing in our wood for winter. So that is another thing off my mind. I surprised myself and did it in one and a half days instead of three this year. I sure enjoy seeing it piled nicely in the basement. I have always stated that if you have lots of food, and you are warm, you’re all set for what ever comes your way. That is one thing that I have always done throughout my life. No one ever went hungry or got cold in our family. We might have done without a few other things, but never from hunger or being cold. Today is mowing day for my wife and I and I will get at that this afternoon as I have some things lined up for this morning. Which will work out nicely as the grass is really wet with the dew we had last night. On another note, I will be starting up my PodCasts next week, and will add a new one every Saturday Morning. I eased off through the summer months as my wife and I had a lot of things on the go. Now that things are easing off a bit, I will get back to it. I have had so many Emails wanting to know if and when I will start them up again. So now you know, LOL. Thanks for being so patient. With that I am off once again for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. The number of infections has dropped a bit yesterday, so let’s hope that is the trend for now on. Wouldn’t that be nice. And it will if we all do what we are supposed to be doing, like wearing our mask, keeping our distance and enjoying your home instead of going out to the bars and places like that, LOL. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 10:00 AM -11:30 AM and then again from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. I give it a 3-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!

Morning Chat, Sep. 15/2021

Good Morning. It’s a nice looking day here in Port Loring, Ontario. Especially with the sunshine. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 10.9 C | 51.62 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. And by the looks of things we should be having some sunshine now for the next week or so. The temperatures will also remain quite nice. Highway 522 was fairly busy yesterday, mostly with trucks working in our area. But there were a lot of cars, trucks and campers too. Yesterday I worked away bringing in our firewood for winter. I surprised myself and got most of it all in. I will easily finish it this morning, that is … if my old body holds up, LOL. So far, so good. Amazing really with all the work that my lovely wife and I have done this summer. It’s hard to believe I am able to do what I am doing being the age I am. I guess it all boils down with what is in one’s mind and eating healthy. Let’s hope it keeps up the good work. This morning, I started the oil furnace for the first time. Mainly to see if it still works, and to take out the dampness from the house. With that humid weather we had from them storms coming up from the south, the old house was pretty damp. It seems to be working good so far. The tornado watch we had yesterday didn’t amount to anything in our area. Which is a good thing, as we sure don’t need them. On another note, my vegetable gardens are about had it for this year. My wife has been steadily putting things into the freezer for later use in between her painting orders and other things. I have to say, we had a very good crop of peppers this year. We also had a good crop of potatoes, which will sure be nice this winter. I found last year the potatoes in the stores weren’t very good. Most of every bag we bought we had to throw away. Actually, it was that way for a good number of items. The thing is we paid good money for them and to throw them away … well let’s just say it isn’t good. That was the reason I decided to grow my own this year. I would think we will have around three bushels or so. I haven’t dug them yet, as I like to leave them in the ground as long as I can. That way, they will last for most of the winter in our basement. The thing is you have to keep them where it is dark leaving some dirt on them, in the open, where the air can get around them, and it should be cool where you store them. With that bit of information under your hat, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal with my lovely wife, and then I will get to work. I can’t wait to get outside and breath in some of our northern air. Take care and stay safe. So far here in Ontario we are doing pretty good with this virus that is among us. Let’s hope we keep it up. I think the reason is that we live in a country that the people live quite a way apart. In other countries, they are packed in like sardines. I hope we never become like them!!! Anyway take care. GW

Fishing Times: This morning, my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there with your line in the water will be between 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Things will get better later on in the week. Good Luck!

Morning Chat, Sep. 14/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The temperature waking up was sitting at 10.7 C | 51.26 F. It will warm up a touch as the day moves forward. The winds are coming in from the SS East, which isn’t the best. I suspect there will be showers or rain off and on throughout the day. We could see a bit of sunshine, but for most parts the clouds will remain with us. Highway 522 is slowing down more every day, now that the kids are back to school and the weather is getting colder. I can’t say I blame them. For myself, in one way I am glad winter is coming as my lovely wife and I will get a much-needed rest after all the work we have done this summer. But I don’t look forward to the cold and snow. And by looking at nature, we could see a lot of snow with some pretty good storms thrown in for good measure this winter. It might pay to put in some extra firewood along with picking up some extra gas for your generator. A generator is a good investment in this area. Yesterday I worked away in my woodworking shop getting it set up for making things this winter. Today I think I will start to bring in our firewood for winter. That usually takes us three days. I feel better when it is in the basement, piled high and dry. Nothing like having the wood right at your fingertips. Some have these outside furnaces. Mine is in my basement, where all I have to do is put on my slippers and feed it without going out into the blowing snow. But to each their own. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal. It is healthy and stays with you for most of the morning, which is what a person needs in this neck of the woods. Take care and stay safe, the numbers are rising virus wise, here in Ontario with the kids going back to school. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there today will be from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, and then again from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. But it won’t be the greatest day. I only give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. But you never know. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you could pull in one or two. Don’t forget your raincoat and a warm drink. Good Luck!

Morning Chat, Sep 13/2021

Good Morning. It’s a cloudy morning once again here in Port Loring, Ontario. It is a bit cool with the winds coming in from the North, with the temperature sitting at 10 C | 50 F. Things should clear and warm up somewhat, and we will see some sunshine later on as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is busy to some extent, but has quieted down a lot. Highway 11 has also slowed down a wee bit, with folks not wanting to come up to where it is starting to get cold. Good in some ways, not so good in other ways. LOL Yesterday my lovely wife and I had a change of plans and decided to go to North Bay for a few things, as Sunday there aren’t that many people in the stores that we needed to go to. We had a nice trip to town and, while there, had lunch in our car and enjoyed a coffee on our way home that my wife made before we left. I don’t care much for any coffee that is being sold in coffee shops these days. It’s just not the same as what my wife makes. The price you have to pay for it in the coffee shops is outrageous, too. I don’t know how they justify it. But then again, the price of things have to go up, with the wages folks are being paid. Not much we can do about it now, that we have become a society of want. Today I will get to work in my woodworking shop setting things up for winter. I have a huge amount of orders to fill, which with my podcasts and stories that need to be written, will probably take me most of the winter. So lots to do. But I do enjoy doing these things. With that I am off once again for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there fishing will be between 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and then again between 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Good Luck!

Morning Chat Sep12/2021

Good Morning. It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring Ontario. I am thinking we will see some sunshine later on with the weather improving. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F with the winds coming in from the SSW. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is still busy, but not as much traffic as there was a couple of weeks ago. Which is nice for a change. On another note, I finished painting my front door yesterday, well … I still have to put on one more coat. It looks pretty nice. It’s these cosmetic things that brings everything together. Furthermore, it’s like building a Million-Dollar House. If you don’t landscape it properly, it won’t look as it should. No appeal. The thing is, you don’t need a Million Dollar home. An old home to me with a great landscape and a bit of land is what it is all about. If someone bought an older home, put some money into the landscaping, fixed up the inside along with some paint, it would beat any Million Dollar home hands down. Today people have to have huge homes, and if you were to take a close look at them, you would find that there is probably no more than two or three people living in them. All that space costs money to keep maintained. To me, they are just cold in looks and comfort. But to each their own. Today I am going to work in my woodworking shop getting things ready to make a bunch of orders I have lined up for next spring. Along with that, we are planning on having a grand new re-opening next spring, after being closed for the past two years. That is, if things goes to plan with this virus that is among us. I think things will settle down as time goes by, that is, if people start doing what they should be doing. It’s still not the time to let down our defences, as this virus is out to get us humans. And for those that don’t believe that … well, good luck! With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store other than what I have planned. Stay safe. GW

Fishing Times: Today My old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and then again from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. I give it a 2-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good Luck!