All posts by George Walters

What’s Happening On June 28/2022

Good Morning!

It’s shaping up to be one of the nicest days this year so far, weather wise, here in Port Loring, Ontario. The sun is shinning, the winds are light, coming in from the South West. Weather you can do just about anything in. Highway 522 is getting very busy now with cars, trucks, you name it coming in from all over. Our gift shop, has been exceptionally busy for the past few days. Which is sure nice as we have been close for the past two years because of this virus. We still take precautions, though, which we think should be done. It is nice seeing new faces for sure.

Yesterday I took it easy, once again I am still not the best health wise. I sure hope it starts to improve. I am not one to just sit around, but at the moment I have no choice. My doctor called yesterday, and he has recommended some other things that I can do, so we will see how that works out. He is a great man for sure, and we are happy to have him as a personal friend. He has got me through some rough times for the past few years. Hoping he can do it again.

Enough of that. On another note, our vegetable garden is growing leaps and bounds these days. We are having fresh salads every day. Can’t beat that. I had our first blossom on our old pumpkin plants the other day, so we will see if we get one that matures. Sure would be nice to have some new seeds from years past that you can’t buy anymore. Just have to wait and see. The grass is also growing now, even with the light shower we had last night. Doesn’t take much to spruce things up. Mother Nature is sure amazing to say the least. She can be cruel though if not careful. You never want to take her for granted, that’s for sure.

With that, I am off for a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what happens. Have great day.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening On June 26/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another nice looking day so far here in Port Loring, Ontario. The sun is shinning accompanied by a light breeze that is coming in from the South, South West. The temperature getting out of bed was quite nice, sitting at 21.8 C | 71.24 F. A great day for doing almost anything, if you’re up to it. My suggestion is, take advantage of the days you can do things and enjoy them to the fullest. Myself, and my wife in spite of not being in the greatest health at the moment is trying hard to make the best of things. Yesterday I didn’t do hardly anything but sit in the shade, giving this old body a rest and chatting to a few folks that dropped by our store. Actually, we had a real good day yesterday with folks dropping by. And I would like to thank all those that did. Truth be told, most of our customers for the past few days, were locals, which was sure nice to see. I suspect, though, the out-of-towners will be dropping by in July and August, which will be nice also. New faces, new ideas brings new life. Or so they say. After two years of being closed, any faces to my wife and I, is a real treat.

Highway 522 is becoming real busy these days with cars, campers moving up and down the highway. I am thinking, in spite of the gas prices, people are fed up with staying at home and are yearning for the country. And I can’t say I blame them one bit. I am hoping that I get better soon, so I can do some fishing with my old fishing buddy Barry this summer. I miss our time together. He did drop by the other day to see how I was doing, and we had a great chat. Made my day, actually.

On another note, my wife has been picking fresh vegetables from our garden for the past few days. Lettuce of all kinds, along with some real nice Kale. If there is anyone that would like some, feel free to drop by, and you can have some. We hate to see it go to waste, as we have more than we can eat. Our tomatoes I see has some small ones starting, so I am thinking in a month we should be having our first tomato sandwich. I am hoping I am able to eat them, as I sure like them. Our decade old pumpkins that my Grandfather had that my Dad gave me a long time ago, are growing leaps and bounds, so it will be interesting to see if they produce a pumpkin or two. Sometimes they only grow leaves. And these pumpkins seeds, being over a 100 years old, I don’t rightly know what to expect. Time will tell. I also found some old sunflower seeds that my Grandfather had, which I planted. They are just starting, so we will see how they make out in the coming days.

With that I am off to see if I can eat a bowl of porridge that my lovely wife is preparing for me and will then retire to the front porch.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well!

What’s Happening On June 24/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another sunny morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. However, the heat has left us, which made it nice for sleeping through the night. I am not a real lover of that hot stuff. Highway 522 is slowly getting busier these days with more campers, trucks with 4 Wheelers and boats … and cars moving up and down the highway. But it is much slower than other years. We have been seeing new people drop by our store the past few days, but I am thinking people are hanging onto their money more than other years. I can’t say I blame them as before their trip up to our area was the least of the problem, today with the gas prices the way they are, now it’s a priority. What used to cost fifty or sixty dollars for a tank of gas is now well over a hundred, which adds up when going on a long trip. And on top of all that, the price of furnace oil and propane is sure going to hurt a lot of people this winter. If it gets too bad, I am not sure how some are going to make out, including us. Seniors these days has it hard enough with all this going on.

On another note, my wife and I did manage to get our grass cut yesterday. We both had to take a lot of breaks to get it done. I am thinking we will have to cut back on what we have been cutting and trimming in the coming months with the way things are going health wise. We will see. Today we will take it easy once again.

The bugs haven’t been all that bad these days, which is nice. My vegetable garden is growing leaps and bounds, with fresh lettuce of all kinds on the table come supper time. Sure is tasty. We do need a rain, however, as things are really dry. My pumpkins, zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes are showing off these days, so it won’t be long before we start enjoying them. My cucumbers and squash were slow staring off, but they are coming along now. With that I am off to see if I can eat something and will then see what the day has in store … other than what I have planned. Life is a mystery, for sure … you just never know.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You well.

What’s Happening On June 22/2022

Good Morning!

It’s a touch cloudy here this morning in Port Loring, Ontario. But the clouds are burning off fast, and I suspect the sunshine will be boring down on us shorty. There are heat warnings up once again for our area. It will cool down a wee bit tomorrow, but will still remain quite warm, staying in the high 80s F. Highway 522 is slowly getting busier and will continue that way for the next couple of months. The mosquitoes and black flies aren’t bothering anybody through the day, but the deer flies are with us and annoying anyone they come in contact with. My son bought me a hand bug sapper that I now use when sitting on my front porch. I have to admit they work pretty good.

On another note, I haven’t been doing all that much lately, as I am still not feeling all that good. So more rest is needed till I get well. I have bad days and fair days. At any rate, we are making good use of our front porch these days.

Today I will be taking it easy once again. With that, I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and then will open our small store that my lovely wife looks after. Take care and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well

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