All posts by George Walters

Morning report May 9/2020

Starting things off it is a cold morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at -3.3 C | 26.06 F. It will warm up a we bit as the day progresses. The good part is we might see some sunshine as the day moves forward. Which will make things feel just that much better. But I am thinking it will be cloudy off and on for a good portion of our day. Overnight things will clear and we should see a lot more sunshine tomorrow. Time will tell. Nature has her own way of doing things. Truth be told, she is doing what needs to be done right now without to much interference from us humans, which I believe is a good thing. We didn’t have anymore snow overnight, but there is still around two or so inches on the ground. Once things warm up some in a few days it will be gone. I would say these cool temperatures will stay with us until the middle of this week, and then I believe it is all uphill from there. But in the transition we will see some more rain. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling pretty good if you have to go someplace. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and then will get into another Podcast I have in mind. Take care, stay away from people and remember …. just because they are opening up stores and things doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do. I personally believe it is the wrong thing to be doing at this time. If anything we should be waiting another month, but what it boils down to in my eyes … it’s all about money. Once again … take care.

Morning Report May 8/2020

Good Morning. Well waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada it is looking more like the start of winter instead of spring. Looking out I would say we had close to 6 – 8 inches of snow overnight. And it is still snowing quite hard as I am writing this post. Highway 522 is snow covered with icy sections throughout. I took some pictures of the event and will add them to the end of this post. Just to show you what Mother Nature can do coming up to the 24 of May. You just never know. I have to admit it does look really nice. But I would sooner see some nice green grass truth be told Ha Ha. Will I clean out my driveway? Nope … not at this time of year. I believe Nature put it there she can take it away too. And we aren’t going anywhere anyways as we did go to North Bay yesterday to pick up our groceries. Kind of glad we did go when we did with what is going on this morning weather wise. Yesterday though was a perfect day for a drive. Sun was shinning, not to warm, just a perfect day all way round. The stores were quite busy too, but we did notice most folks were lined up keeping their distance at some grocery stores. I also noticed a lot more were wearing masks which I believe is a great thing and I also believe everyone should be wearing one when out and about. Then there were those that don’t give a dam about anything. Standing close together, yacking away and no mask. Amazes me that so many doesn’t believe that this is a serious situation we are in right now. This opening up of some stores right now, I am not sure is a great idea. At least not so soon. I kind of think we are going to pay for it in a few weeks with more folks dying and getting sick. The reason the curve is slowing down somewhat, is because of what we are doing. It might work if folks and business’s do what they are suppose to be doing. Time will tell. On another note I don’t believe we should keep on handing out money like we are doing now. If we keep on doing this we are going to be in some serious trouble down the road a ways, more so than we are having now. I even know some that are enjoying being off work and don’t want to go back saying … as long as the government keeps paying me I am happy to stay home an never go back to work ha ha. But then again it takes all kinds. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and …. well, just take things easy, not much else a person can do today on this snowy day. Take care and be safe. Oh and here is the link of where all my Podcasts are just in case your interested. Click on it it will make things a lot easier for you to find them. George Walters Podcasts GW Oh! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Growing Your Own Horseradish

Episode 22: Growing Your Own Horseradish. Being that spring is in the air … I decided to do a show on how to grow your own Horseradish. There is a lot of good information within it, which will help with a lot of other things when it comes to growing plants and things. I hope you enjoy it.

Morning Report May 7/2020

Not too bad of a day so far starting things off. The sun is shinning, but we will see some clouds later on in the day. Tonight temperatures will drop and we could see an inch or so of snow by morning. Crazy weather. Highway 522 is bare and dry so far this morning and should stay that way for most the day. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 2.2 C | 35.96 F at the time of this post and will warm up as the day moves forward. The grass is greening up nicely, more each day that passes. Won’t be long and we will be mowing it once again. Which is okay with me as long as the mowers runs like they are suppose too. Time will tell in that department. On another note, yesterday my lovely wife and I did manage to get the last of our firewood piled in where it can dry throughout the summer months. Amazing that two old timers like us were able to move 15 cords in a day and a half. Happy about that. We had two really nice days to get it put away though, which made things nice. The sunshine stayed with us and temperatures weren’t too warm, and the best part was … we beat the Black Flies this year. Them blood sucking parasites can sure make a nice day not so good, if your outside in our area. Today my wife and I will take things a bit easy, rest up a bit. But I have to admit all that work got our bodies back in shape for summer. You could say it took all the kinks out of them. So with that I am off for my morning cup of tea and will let the day do as it wants. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report May 6/2020

Good Morning. And it is a good morning too, with lots of sunshine here Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sunshine should stay with us for most the day with a few clouds entering into the picture later on this afternoon. Tomorrow we could see a light shower or a flurry or two off an on throughout the day, with cooler temperatures. Then on Friday we could see an inch or so of snow. So … it looks like spring hasn’t gotten a full hold on us yet. But after that things are looking good. Not much we can do about it. The reason for these temperatures and fluctuation’s with our weather is that the earth is going back to what it suppose to be. In other words it is healing itself after years of abuse from us humans. I never thought I would see it happen in my life time, but here it is … all caused by a tiny bug. Kind of amazing to say the least. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning and should remain that way most the day. There is some traffic moving east and west these days. Hoping they are doing what they are suppose to be doing. But in saying that, my wife and I are, and technically if we keep on doing that we will be okay. On another note, our firewood came yesterday around 15 cords. My wife and I managed to pile almost half of it. I have to admit it is great weather for doing that. Today it will be much the same as yesterday, so if things goes to plan we should finish it up today, which will be nice as it then can dry all summer and be ready for next winter. I have always made sure throughout my life that the cupboards were full of food and enough fuel or firewood to keep us warm throughout the winter months. Do that and you are pretty well set for anything. Gives me a good feeling inside. Also we don’t have to depend on anyone else, which is the way it should be. With that … I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and then I will start up my old riding mower which I use to pull our trailer for piling the wood. It’s an oldie but a goody. Something like me. Ha Ha. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report May 5/2020

Good Morning! We are having some sunshine this morning to start things off. But in saying that temperatures are quite cool sitting at -1.6 C | 29.12 F at the time of this post. Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make it nice for those that have to go someplace. It will warm up as the day moves forward and we should see lots of sunshine for most of the day and into tomorrow. The grass is greening up nicely so that is nice to see instead of the white for a change. Today we have our firewood being delivered so that will be the course of our day. Not that we will get it piled today but it’s nice to have sitting in our driveway, knowing it will be there for next winters heat. Then if things goes to plan we will start to pile it tomorrow. With that I am off for a bite to eat with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around me. Have a great day and stay safe. GW

Morning Report May 4/2020

Good Morning. Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We should see some sunshine a bit later on in the morning. If we are lucky. It is kind of cool though with temperatures at the time of this post sitting at -0.2 C | 31.64 F. With temperatures being as they are I decided to light the wood furnace once again, which will save some oil. Oil though should be down in price I would think with the way gas is and things. The last time I filled it a month ago, there wasn’t any big savings to speak of. I am thinking these companies are buying it cheap and selling it at normal prices, same as a few gas stations. Might pay for a feller to price around and see what others are charging for furnace oil and gas these days. But in reality, it’s nothing new, as they have most of the public believing what they are telling them to be true, and no one questions things these days. Maybe they will now after this virus is out of the way. Which it will be given time. Best thing we can do as I keep on saying is to distance yourself from those you don’t know, and most you do know, if your not living with them that is. On another note highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, and traffic is on the quiet side. Which is a good thing. Seems to pick up as the day progresses with new folks entering into the picture every day. With that … I am off to check on my furnace to see if it needs another log or two, and will let the day unfold around my lovely wife and I. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report May 3/2020

Good Morning. Well the good news is that we are having some sunshine here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures though at the time of this post were sitting at 8.4 C | 47.12 F. Not the warmest temperatures, but by far not the coldest neither. I am thinking it will remain cool for the next two weeks, before it starts to warm up to where it will be really nice to sit outside, or go fishing. The reason for this years coolness is that the world is coming back to normal, with everyone staying home and not polluting the air, along with the stopping of planes by the thousands moving things around in our atmosphere. And the good news is as I predicted two months ago, that the ozone hole above us has now closed completely, which in turn protects us humans from the not so good radiation from the sun. Which in turn allows us to be out in the sunshine more taking in the much needed vitamin D 3, which will help us immensely with this virus going around. The virus is strong, but our bodies are stronger when given what it needs to stay healthy. Put some help with a new vaccine in place, and we should make out okay. We need both. But it will take awhile. Myself, if it wasn’t for this virus I would like for things to stay as it is for awhile, so that the earth can heal from the abuse us humans has shown it over the past fifty or so years. I also hope that we have learned a lesson, not just about the virus … but about treating our earth as it should be treated. Have people learned a lesson? As much as I would like to say … yep they have, I have serious doubts. But one can only hope. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning and I think the rain has left us for a few weeks, at least in any great amounts. Now we will see how these black flies pan out, as I am thinking they are lurking in the wings. It should be interesting to see how bad they are this year. Who knows … maybe there will be help there too as there are a lot more birds arriving daily, around my home here, and they eat a great amount of them blood sucking parasites. HA HA. So with that you all take care, have a great day, make it a great day, and distance yourself from people you don’t know and even the ones you do know. It’s the only defence we have, other than sanitary measures which you all should know by now. GW

Morning Report May 2/2020

Good Morning. Well … it was sunny waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada but now clouds have moved into our area. They will remain with us for most the day and into tonight. Tomorrow things should clear up with sunshine returning. Temperatures waking up were a touch cool sitting at 7 C | 44.6 F, but it will warm up later on this morning. We could see a few showers too throughout the day. I hope not. Highway 522 is bare and dry so far and quiet. Yesterday it picked up some with cars coming into our area from all over. It will be interesting to see what happens when the real warm weather enters into the picture. On another note the Black Flies haven’t been around yet, but I suspect they will show themselves shortly. It seems as soon as I have my gardens to plant and firewood to be piled … they are out in full force. I am hoping I might be ahead of them this year. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea and will let the day do as it wants. Not that I could do anything about it anyways. Have a great day and stay safe when around others. GW

Morning Report May 1/2020

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 3.9 C | 39.02 F. It will warm up a lot as the day progresses. We should see some sunshine, a bit later on this morning once the clouds clear out of our area. If things goes to plan my wife and I should get to do some front porch sitting, soaking up some of that sunshine. Highway 522 is quiet this morning, but it is only 7:30 AM. It will pick up some later on. On another note the grass is greening up nicely. If this keeps up we will be mowing it in a week or so. With the firewood we have to pile, grass cutting and gardens to plant, we will be quite busy. Which is okay by me as it keeps our minds on good things. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around us. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report April 30/2020

Good morning. It’s another rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It rained most of the day yesterday, last night and will continue on for most of the day today. In saying that … after today things will change around for the better, with sunshine staying with us for the next few weeks. Which is what we are in need of to dry things out. Highway 522 is quiet as normal this time of day, but it seems to be picking up with folks from other places coming into our area. I can’t rightly say I blame them, but in the same sentence I would hope if they do come into our area they bring what they need with them, then stay at their cottage for a couple weeks not going anywhere. Shouldn’t be a big deal if they did that. But we will see what happens. The busiest store in town is the liquor store, it seems to be the trend these days. Ha Ha. Hear again can’t say I really blame folks. What ever it takes to overcome this mess we are in the better it is. On another note, I will be busy for the next few days as my firewood is coming either tomorrow or the next day. That should keep my lovely wife and I busy for the next week piling it under the lean-to. It’s nice to have on hand in case what we are going through right now takes a turn for the worse. Which … I don’t think it will. It will just take time for a vaccine to be made. You would think with all this modern technology, money and things in the world today it would be done quite quickly. That to me shows that we still have a lot to learn in the disease department. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea and will let the day unfold around us. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report April 29/2020

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were sitting at 8.4 C | 47.12 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. There is a heavy rain warning up for our area for today and into tomorrow. We could see 25 to 50 mm by the end of the day. So by the looks of things it isn’t going to be a great day to be outside. I suspect we will have two days of rain before we see some sunshine again. Highway 522 is bare and dry as of now, but that will change shortly. Winds are also picking up a wee bit. On another note I did manage to get some more of my gardens tilled up yesterday so they can dry, but with this weather that is coming in it will take some more drying when all said and done. Today I will take things a bit easy. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife, and will let the day unfold around me. Take care and stay safe. GW

Morning Report April 28/2020

Good Morning. Cloudy morning here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. It will warm up some as the day progresses. At time of post temperatures were sitting at 3.8 C | 38.84 F. We will see some rain later on tonight and into tomorrow and Thursday. After that should be back to some sunshine. Highway 522 is bare and dry with a few cars off and on. On another note I did get some front porch sitting in yesterday and took in some of that much needed sunshine. I also tilled up my vegetable garden so now the soil can breath and dry. I also did some work on some equipment getting them in shape for summer. Today being a not so nice day I will take it a bit easy and maybe work on a podcast that I have in mind. With that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife and will let the day unfold around me. Take care an stay safe.

Morning Report April 27/2020

Good Morning. By the looks of things it is shaping up to be a really nice day. The sun is shinning and temperatures waking up were sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F. It will warm up even more as the day moves forward. Which is okay with me. As I love the sunshine and warm temperatures. Yesterday was quite nice too and my lovely wife and I enjoyed our rocking chairs on the front porch for most the day. It actually got a bit to hot there for awhile. LOL Not complaining mind ya. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning and quiet. I suspect it will pick up as the day moves forward. Today I will do some more work around the house here taking advantage of the nice weather. Tomorrow it will become cloudy and then we could see three or four days of rain off and on. Just when I was getting used to the sunshine. LOL On another note the grass is starting to green up some which is nice. I enjoy the green colour more than the white. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my little woman and will see what mischief I can get myself into. My wife says I am good at it. LOL Take care, stay safe when around people. GW

Morning Report April 26/2020

Good Morning. It’s a cool morning starting things off with temperatures sitting at 3.8 C | 38.84 F. It will warm up as the day progresses. We also should see some sunshine off an on throughout the day. Highway 522 is bare and quiet this morning. Yesterday though things were busy with folks coming in from other places. Some say it’s a good thing and some say it isn’t. For those that say it is a good thing, I say we will see. Some say we need tourists and such for their business’s to survive. I say there is more to it than money. But it seems money is what rules in countries today. More so than a person’s health. So … not much a person can do than to protect themselves from others. That’s what my wife and I are doing and will continue to do until a vaccine is available, which will take a good year I suspect. On another note, yesterday was really nice weather wise and my wife and I got a lot done around the house here. I even rolled our lawn which smooths things out a lot and makes things just that much nicer to walk on throughout the summer months. We also got in some front porch sitting too which was nice. Today we will do much the same. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will let the day unfold around me. Take care, stay safe when around others, especially those you don’t know. GW

Morning Report April 25/2020

Good Morning. Nice looking day. The sun is shinning but it is a touch cool with some frost on the ground here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at -1.8 C | 28.76 F. It will however warm up a lot as the day moves forward. I would think some front porch sitting is in order a bit later in the day. Highway 522 is bare and dry which will make travelling for groceries and things good. My wife and I did go to town yesterday to pick up a few things at our sons place. We seen each other in his apartments parking lot picked up our groceries and then headed home chatting to him on the phone. The stores were all quite busy, parking lots full including Walmart, and no one standing outside. So that tells me they are all shopping inside. In my mind they are good places to stay away from. But to each their own. Today I will be doing some work around the house here. I have some work to do on one mower and will enjoy the nice warm sunny weather. With that I am off for a bite to eat and will let the day do as it wants. Take care and Stay Safe.

Morning report April 24/2020

Good morning. It’s not too bad of a day weather wise here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is behind some clouds at the moment but things will clear up as the day progresses. It isn’t as cold as it was yesterday with temperatures waking up sitting at 1.8 C | 35.24 F. It will warm up quite a bit as the day moves forward. Highway 522 is bare, dry and quiet which is a good thing. Folks are staying put. But just because a person is staying home doesn’t mean they have to stay inside. Getting outside on the front porch, working in the gardens things like that will make things just that much nicer. Yesterday was a beauty of a day with sunshine and it did get quite nice temperature wise later on in the day. I even washed the car which was nice. Today I will work away on another Podcast as I have a few in mind. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will take the day as it is given. Take care of yourselves, stay safe. GW

Views On Life

Episode 21: Views On Life. Since so many have asked, I decided to do one more show on my views on things regarding what is happening today and … a bit on other stuff.

Morning Report April 23/2020

Good Morning. Great looking day starting things off here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and looking out there is nothing but blue skies for a change. It is a touch cool though with temperatures sitting at -3.3 C | 26.06 F. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Along with that it will get even warmer for tomorrow with more sunshine. Kind of looks like things are shaping up for a change. It’s okay by me, as I sure enjoy being outside. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, and we didn’t have any more snow overnight. We still have some on the ground in certain areas, which should be pretty well all gone by the end of the day. Today I will do some more work on a new podcast and take things a bit easy. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. First though … I will add a few pieces of wood to the furnace. Hope this will be the last of doing that for this year. Take care, stay safe. GW

Morning Report April 22/2020

Good Morning. Well … to start things off it is very cold outside this morning. Waking up temperatures were sitting at -7.9 C | 17.78 F. It will warm up as the day progresses with sunshine for most the day. Tomorrow will even be warmer and hopefully we will be able to sit outside in the sun. The weather is all over the place this spring as with no one moving around things are as they should be. It’s just that most of us humans haven’t seen it like this before. Air is fresher, seasons are coming back to normal, birds and animals are out and about not afraid. If asked I would say it is nice to see. I think it’s going to be a great year climate wise other than a few storms. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning which will make travelling good for those that need some groceries and things. But as we all know, its best to stay home if at all possible. Never ceases to amaze me how may folks aren’t taking this what is taking place serious. Not much we can do about it, other than protect ourselves from those that think like they do. On another note, I am going to work away here at home on a new Podcast. Which should keep my busy for most the day. It does look nice outside with the sunshine, but it is very cold. With that I am off to put some more wood in the furnace, and then have a coffee with my lovely wife. Take care of yourselves.

Morning Report April 21/2020

Good Morning. Well things have changed weather wise overnight. Waking up we have around 4 inches of snow on the ground. Along with that the trees are covered. Sure looks pretty though. Temperatures were sitting at -1.6 C | 29.12 F. It will warm up as the day progresses a wee bit. Tonight it will be very cold, but after that it should start to warm up somewhat for Wednesday. Come Friday things will change for the better. Highway 522 is partially snow covered but melting fast. Other than that things are looking pretty good, other than this Virus. But we can’t let it get the best of us, we have to carry on and enjoy each day as it is given. Truth be told what choice do we have. Best advice I can give you is to stop watching the news too much and find things around your home and inside your home to keep your mind on the positive. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Take care of yourselves, this too shall pass. GW

Morning Report April 20/2020

Good Morning. Looking out it is a nice looking day. The sun is shinning and should remain with us for most the day. But it is cool with temperatures sitting at -2.9 C | 26.78 F. It will warm up a wee bit. Tonight though we will see some snow and we could get up to 3 inches or so. Warmer weather will start to take place Friday. So if things goes to plan we should have a nice weekend for a change. Highway 522 is bare and dry as of now, which will make travelling good for those that are in need of things. Today I will do some work around the house here and kind of take it a bit easy. With that, I am off for a cup of coffee and will then see what happens. Never know these days. Take care of yourselves. GW