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What’s Happening In & Around Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Nov 27/2022

Good Morning!

It’s another cloudy morning here in Port Loring, but the temperature isn’t that bad for this time of year, sitting at 2.9 C | 37.22 F. We could see a shower as the day progresses. The snow we did have is almost all gone, and once again I am seeing green when looking out of my living room window. As much as I know it will be short-lived, it is nice to see.

Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning, which will make travelling good today for those wanting to get a head start on their Christmas Shopping. Speaking of Christmas Shopping, I see there are a lot more people shopping online these days instead of going into the stores. In a lot of ways, I think it is a good way of purchasing the things you need. Especially if you live in a remote area like ours, where it takes a person an hour and a half to get to a store. Not to forget what gas costs these days. And another thing is that for a lot of things you order online, you get free shipping right to your door. I have also found that when you go to a store to buy, you have to take what they have, or do without. Online they have anything and everything, and before you buy, you can read the reviews on whether it is any good. I like that.

On another note, yesterday I worked in my woodworking shop on a few things. Got lots done. My lovely wife put up and made her decorations outside. She can make things out of nothing, that woman. Out front of the stores in town, they charge huge dollars for just a few branches taken from trees. Heck, I saw at Home Depot last week, they were selling 5 White Birch branches for $20.00. Kind of made me rub my whiskers a bit, wondering who would buy them. My wife … she simply walked around our property and came back with an arm full of what some would call weeds, put them together with some plants we have left in our gardens, and within an hour or so she has them all put together in pots sitting on our porches and hanging on our doors. And I have to tell you they look fantastic. But then again, she has designed homes, gardens and stores in Niagara for years, along with hundreds of window displays. It just comes natural to her.

With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal, and then I think I will write up a story or two, which in doing so will give my old bones a bit of a rest today. I have been hurting a bit lately.

Take care and stay safe.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

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Fall Leaves In Port Loring Ontario Canada Oct 11/2022

Here are a few pictures we took yesterday while out and about. Hope you enjoy them. I know we did.

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Fall Crocus

We have two Fall Crocus that comes up every year at this time. I have to admit I enjoy seeing them. Thought I Would Share. Pretty Little Things. They last for a long time too.

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Dandelion Roots

Yesterday I dug some Dandelion Roots for winter. The wife split them down the middle so they would dry better. We will then put them in mason jars for storage. We use them for all kinds of things. Very good for you health wise. and this is the time to dig them.

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Thanksgiving Pumpkin

I picked the largest pumpkin we grew yesterday. She was a fair size. I will save the seeds for next year. Thought I would share. GW

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Unexpected Guest

Hi folks. Looking out a couple days ago we saw an unexpected guest enjoying our apples on a tree out back of our home. He wasn’t a large one, but just the same we didn’t bother him. It looked as if he was sure enjoying them apples.

Thought I would share. The pictures aren’ t the greatest but it was the best I could get looking out window.

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Flowers In Full Bloom

I took a couple pictures of some flowers in front of our house yesterday. The first one is called Helen’s Flowers or what I call Up Side Down Daisy’s. The second one is a Crocus.. Usually they come up in the spring but this one always comes up in the fall. Sure is pretty though.

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Helen’s Flower
Crocus

Pumpkins 2022

I took a picture of some of my Pumpkins yesterday. My wife will use some of them for decoration on Thanksgiving, some we will sell and the rest will make some Pumpkin Pies. Although the ones in the pictures aren’t Pie Pumpkins. Pie pumpkins are much smaller. I will take a picture of them in a week or so as they aren’t quite ready yet.

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Sunflower Showing Off

I took a couple pictures of one of our Sunflowers that I planted from seed earlier in the year. She is a large one, stands over 8 Feet Tall. I am thinking I will have to put a net over it shortly, or them pesky Blue Jays will clean up the seeds. I will keep an eye on it.

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Lettuce, Kale & Cabbage 2022

I took a picture of our lettuce and things earlier in the year. Thought I would share. We have been enjoying fresh salads all summer. It is pretty well finished now. We are going to miss it.

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Garlic 2022

I took a picture earlier in the year of our garlic. It turned out quite nice. Sure is tasty. We have it hanging in our shed and will bring it in once the temperatures start to get real cold.

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Garlic 2022

Plowing the old way

I can remember doing this years ago. Hmm, I guess I am showing my age.

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Farm Life

Just goes to show you what we are dealing with when city folks visit the country.

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Farm Humour

Sometimes a feller can’t say anything right.

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Broccoli

They now know that a chemical that comes from a compound found in Broccoli offers a potentially new and potent weapon against the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common cold.

I believe that to be true, and I suspect that cabbage is another. Mix them with vitamin D 3 and I suspect you will be a lot better off. Especially in this day and age.

And for other health related issues, all’s I can say is what I was taught many years ago.

Eat a varied diet that focuses on high-quality foods such as whole grains, nuts and fresh fruits and vegetables. The more colourful your plate is, the better.

New 2022 Lawnmower

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Our Pumpkin Patch

I thought I would share a picture of the largest one that we grew last year. I thought we did pretty good size wise.

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Late Harvest

Just before I went to till up my garden last Fall, I came across these that I missed. They didn’t go to waste, if that’s what you’re wondering. Especially the Tomatoes.

Hmm. Maybe I might be in need of some new glasses.

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Great Year for Carrots

I would say this feller had a good crop of carrots.

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Parsley

Hi Folks. Just after our first snow fall, I spotted some Parsley that we missed in one of our gardens. So I picked it and my lovely wife dried it for future used.

I know, you’re probably wondering who eats Parsley? Ha Ha. Well, I guess it is a desired taste, but we both like it. My wife mixes it in with all kinds of soups and things throughout the winter months. And on top of that, it is very healthy for you. Especially your heart. Take care. GW

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Onions

Hmm, they say that there is an image on Facebook, an image of a handful of onions in a wicker basket. According to Facebook, the onions were positioned in a “sexually suggestive manner.” I would have to say that who ever sees this as something sexual, has a problem themselves LOL There are a lot of things on Facebook worse than that LOL The onions are on the news if you want to take a look. Sheesh, And hey for those that think there isn’t anything entertaining these days. I say just read the news or go on Facebook. LOL But hey! Who am I to judge.

Frost Advisory for Port Loring Ontario Canada

Frost Advisory Ended

West Nipissing – French River-Port Loring
Frost Advisory
Frost Advisory in effect until Sunday, 8:28 AM EDT. Source: Environment Canada
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Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures will fall to near freezing or just below freezing tonight, resulting in frost conditions.

Hazard: Frost conditions.

Timing: Tonight and early Sunday morning.

Impact: Damage to crops and other frost or cold sensitive plants is likely.

Morning Humour

For all those that are thinking of cutting down your trees around your property. If you cut to many this is what could happen.

Working Up Your Garden Idea

An elderly Italian man lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, since the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.
Love, Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried.
Love,
Vinnie

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Pop,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you,
Vinnie

Plant of the day

I have found that the Snake Plant cleans air better than most other indoor plants as it has the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Additionally, it releases more oxygen than most other plants, and one of the best snake plant health benefits is … it can help a lot in getting rid of toxic air pollutants. Other than CO2, it can also absorb benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene. These cancer-causing pollutants are harmful to our health, a well-known proven fact.
Out of so many houseplants to have in the home, the snake plant is one that every home should have. They also grow quite well in areas that there isn’t much sunlight, but you should know they do like lots of water. A couple great places for them would be in the bedroom and living room. They like company. LOL

Snake Plant

Image in Log

I had to cut down a tree a few years ago. In the centre of one piece my wife and I saw something really special. What do you see??

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Orchid

Here is a picture of my wife’s Orchid she had given to her around 5 years ago. She kept it and looked after it and now it bloomed again for her. Must like her. LOL

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New Lamp Post

So … today Ruth and I installed a post and light out by the mill we made up a few days ago. So the end of our driveway should be lit up at night now. We will see how it goes.

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Blackberries

Here is a few pictures of our Blackberries this year. They sure are tasty. We put a bunch in the freezer for winter. Should be nice a nice treat on one of them cold winter nights.

Monarch Butterfly Enjoying Nature

Took a couple pictures of a Monarch Butterfly on our Sedum’s. They sure like them plants.

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Port Loring’s Bumble Bee’s

One thing we have lots of around our home here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada, is Bumble Bees. All types can be seen on our Sedum Plants, which are out in full bloom. The scent they give off is also fantastic. Every year I have to take some pictures of these furry little creatures. You know … they are so gentle you can even pet them as they go about their business of harvesting the sweet nectar that these flowers give away for free. Fantastic to see. Below are some pictures I took. For better viewing click on each picture to Enlarge.

The old Mill

Here is a few pictures of our old Mill with a Water Wheel I made years ago. It was about had it, but with a bit of old wood and some tender care, we brought it back to life. We set it at the end of our driveway where folks drive in can see it. Turned out really nice, especially when my lovely wife got finished adding a garden around it. Click on any picture to enlarge.

Tiger Lilies

Here area few pictures of our Tiger Lilies this year. I have to admit they sure put on a show.

Tiger Lilies

Here is a picture of our Tiger Lilies that are out in full bloom. We have numerous kinds around the home here in Port Loring, Ontario. Special in their own way.

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Monarch Butterfly

Here is a really nice Monarch Butterfly that my wife captured enjoying some sweetness of one of our lilacs this spring. I enjoy watching them. Thought I would share.

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Morning report

It’s kind of foggy here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning. It cooled down overnight which I like. Later it will warm up and once the sun does it job the sky will clear. Actually, it is looking like it’s going to be a fantastic week. Today I have some story writing to do for my columns, which will probably keep me busy most the day. But once that is done, it is back working on my Flutes. I was hoping to get them finished before the snow flies. I also have to clean up my vegetable garden a touch and plant some more lettuce. One thing my wife and I enjoy is fresh lettuce for the table all summer long. We have been eating some broccoli lately. It sure is tasty. Deep greenish blue ting, nothing like the store bought stuff. Loaded with enzymes. What could be better. I would say there isn’t any vegetable as healthy to eat as broccoli. With that bit of info, I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and will let the day unfold around me.

Fishing Times

Sunday
08/18/19

Good Times
3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Slow Times
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Today fishing will be fair. I give it a 2 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light, but they could pick up as the day moves forward. Good Luck and Stay Safe.


Morning Report

Another really nice day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Nothing is nicer than to wake up to pleasant sunny days. Humidity is low and not too much wind. Can’t get much better than that. Cottage country is at its best right now. If you are thinking of taking a summer vacation this is the time to do it. I should say for those that lives in the big cities. For us, it is a daily event. Come winter though it is a different story. LOL Today I am going to finish working on my lean-too that I store my wood in. Fixing the roof is not an easy chore as I am finding out. But I am half-way finished. My vegetable garden is in full swing now with fresh vegetables for the table daily. I will pick a couple of my tomatoes today for lunch and supper. That I am looking forward to. Nothing nicer than tomato sandwiches. Well other than Bologna sandwiches. I am kind of partial to them. I know, it isn’t the best to eat, but I am thinking there is a lot worse. So with that I am off for my morning coffee with my lovely wife, and will see what the day has in store for me. One just never knows. Have a great day.

Fishing Times

Tuesday
08/13/19

Good Times
12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Slow Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today fishing should be pretty good. I give it a 3 Star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are light which will make manoeuvring the boat easier into places you need to go. With that good luck, and stay safe.

Morning Report

Another really nice day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun is shinning and not too hot. Can’t get much better than this. The rest of the week is looking good too. On another note I am thinking I will pick one of my first tomatoes today and have it for lunch. A few more are almost ready as well. So taking today’s date in comparison to last year for picking tomatoes, we are exactly two weeks later. On the good side of things that means we will be eating them for a longer time in the fall. Which, is fine with me. Today I have some work to do on my lean-to where I put in my firewood. It needs a bit of attending. Like anything else time takes its toll on things and a few repairs are needed. Same goes for our bodies. Then when that is finished up I might get back to my Flute making for a bit, then maybe take in some front porch sittin’. The summer is going by fast, and I am thinking we should be taking a bit more advantage of the nice weather. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and let the day unfold around me. You never know what might occur in one day. Life sometimes throws a twist in amongst things now and then. Have a great day.

Fishing Times

Monday
08/05/19

Good Times
8:00 AM-10:30 AM
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Minor Times
8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Fishing won’t be the greatest today. I give it a 2 Star Rating out of 5 for catching few. You never know though were one might be lurking. If nothing else, a day on the water is pretty nice in itself. Good Luck and Stay safe.

Morning Report

Not to bad of a looking day waking up here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The sun was shinning and will keep on shinning off and on throughout the day. There is a chance for some early morning showers. Temperatures have cooled down some and it was quite nice throughout the night. I slept with my window open enjoying the fresh air. At the moment temperatures are sitting at 13.8 C | 56.84 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. But not as warm as yesterday. I would say if I had to pick a time of year I like the most it would be about now. Not many bugs, not to hot and the fishing is good or will get better in a few days. On another note, with this rain we had, the vegetable garden is looking good. I got more colour in my tomato patch and keeping an eye on one that is just about ready for a sandwich or two. Yesterday I got a few stories lined up for the papers and did some computer work. I had a few issues I had to straighten out. Today I will see a bit about mowing around the house here as the rain got the grass to growing once again. So I will get my exercise today, which is a good thing. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee. Have a great day.

Fishing Report

Friday
08/09/19

Good Times
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Slower Times
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

I don’t really think fishing will be the greatest today after all the rain we had. I give it a 1 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. The winds are light this morning coming in from the North, North West. It might pay to take a rain coat if you’re going to be doing a morning fish. Good Luck and stay safe!

Morning Report

Finally, we are getting some rain here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. I was going to go for a walk but decided against it, which turns out was a good thing. Although my old Dad used to say when it rained and I got wet. “George … you have to learn how to walk between the drops.” I tried, but seems I always got wet for some reason. Maybe I wasn’t doing it right. Anyways it did cool down a touch through the night which made it nice for sleeping. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 18.7 C | 65.66 F. The rain will continue for a while and once it has it out of its system we might see some sunshine. Today I think I will work here on my computer, I have some stories to write up for different papers and magazines. Could say I will take a day off the physical work, and add a day of mental work. It’s actually a good combination to be doing, as keeping the mind active is a good thing. Saves a whole mess of problems down the road away. Not that I am getting old mind ya. LOL. On another note, this rain is making my vegetable garden happy. I thought I seen a grin on a couple of my tomatoes a few minutes ago looking out. Also, I got my rain barrel filled up with some nice soft water for future use. So what some see as a bad day, in reality is a good day. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Have a great day.

Fishing Report

Thursday
08/08/19

Major Times
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Minor Times

3:00PM-5:00 PM

Today it won’t be the greatest for fishing with the rain we are having and the wind coming in from the North West. If it eases off it might pick up a bit, but I am thinking it is a good day to stay home. I give it a 2 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good luck and stay safe. Better yet stay dry.

Morning Report

The sun is shinning once again here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Temperatures were nice through the evening hours which made it really nice for sleeping. Waking up they were sitting at 57F/13C. It won’t be as hot today. The next few days will remain cooler than what we have been having. Yesterday I did manage to mow our grass which makes things look much nicer. The grass has slowed down some, but I did manage to get two bags of cuttings for my tomatoes. This time of year they are in need of some nourishment, which makes the tomatoes taste that much better. I have some that are the right size but still green. Shouldn’t be long, and we will be having fresh tomato sandwiches for lunch. Today I will stain the back deck. After that my chores for the summer that needed doing are all finished. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee on the front porch. We hate to not take advantage of this nice weather.

Fishing Times

Saturday
08/03/19

Major Times
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Minor Times
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

It should be a good day for fishing. I give it a 4 Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are coming in from the South West which is good. Along with that they are light which makes things nice for manoeuvring the boat around. Good Luck and Stay Safe.

Morning Report

It is a really nice day here in Port Loring Ontario, Canada. Sun is shinning, low humidity with temperatures sitting at 18.9 C | 66.02 F. It will warm up a wee bit but all in all, it will be one of the best days so far this summer. For the next week or so things are looking good too. Great weather to do just about anything. Today I will be working in my shop on some orders that came in yesterday and if there is still enough daylight I will continue on with my Flute Making. At the moment I have 25 on the go. Vegetables are at their best right now and certain plants will start winding down for another year. Time sure flies by. Here we are already coming up to August. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat, then will see how the day works out. You just never know. Have a great day.

Fishing Report

Wednesday
07/31/19

Good Times
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Slow Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today it will be a pretty good day for fishing, and will get better if the winds shift to the south or the southwest. I give it a 4 star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good luck!

Morning Report

Not to bad a day here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. We did have some rain through the night which was needed. My tomatoes are smiling this morning after the rain. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 18.9 C | 66.02 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward with the possibility of a bit more rain. But for most parts we should see sunshine for the remainder of the week. No complaints weather wise are warranted. Even the pesky bugs have eased off. Today I will see about doing some more work on my flutes. Then in the afternoon I will enjoy a cool drink or two on the front porch with my lovely wife. We solve all the worlds problems chatting about things. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and then will enjoy the day.

Fishing Times

Tuesday
07/30/19

Good Times
11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Slower Times
7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Today fishing will be a bit slow. The winds are coming in from the South East and if they change to the south it will get better. I give it a 3 star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Good luck and don’t forget your raincoat. You never know what Mother Nature can spring on a person.


Morning Report

Cloudy morning here in Port Loring. We did have some rain later in the day yesterday and through the night. We sure needed it. No matter how much you water the gardens by hand you can’t match what Mother Nature can do. Seems she puts just what is needed into the water for the plants. Today we should see some sunshine along with warmer temperatures. Then tomorrow we could see a bit more rain. Temperatures waking up were sitting at 18.9 C | 66.02 F. Black Flies are pretty well gone for the year. Horse flies and deer flies are another story. Mosquitoes are with us in the early morning hours and evening hours. Not much you can do about it, it’s summer. With that I am off to do some hoeing in my garden while the air is a touch cool. Then will see what the day has in store for me.

Fishing Times

Sunday
07/28/19

Good Times
9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Slow Times
5:00 PM-7:30 PM

Morning report

Not to bad a day getting out of bed. Cooled down a touch with temperatures sitting at 18.9 C | 66.02 F. Today it will be mostly cloudy, a possible shower or thunderstorm late this afternoon. It will also get a touch warm. Yesterday we went to North Bay for some items, had lunch with our son Karl at East Side Mario’s and came home. Was a great day actually. Stores were really busy with lots of line-ups at the checkouts. You would almost think it is a Holiday and no one was working. Sign of the times. Today I will get back to working on my Flutes. Seems I was distracted lately. Gardens are still looking good and my wife and I are eating fresh veggies every day. I always remember my old Dad saying. “George eat things in season, do that and you stay healthy. ” Makes sense. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will let the day unfold around me. You just never know what might occur throughout a day.

Fishing Times

Saturday
07/27/19

Good Times
9:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Slow Times
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Today fishing won’t be the greatest. I give it a 2 star rating out of 5 for catching a few. But as I always say you never know. The winds are coming in from the South east, if it changes direction a bit, fishing will pick up some. Good Luck!


Good Morning

Didn’t get onto my computer yesterday. Decided that I would go fishing with my fishing buddy Barry. We left early in the morning. Had a great day and caught some nice fish. Got home around 3 PM. I will post a picture of our catch a bit later. On another note, we all woke up to sunshine here in Port Loring Ontario this morning. Temperatures were sitting at 16.4 C | 61.52 F. It will warm up considerably as the day moves forward and stay warm for today and tomorrow then cool down a touch. Not complaining mind ya after the winter we had. Today I will do a bit of mowing around the house here and then maybe some weeding in the gardens. I never pull weeds I cut weeds as that way they add more nourishment to the soil which at this time of year is needed. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee.

Fishing Times

Thursday
07/25/19

The Best Times
8:00 AM-11:00 AM

Slow Times
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Today fishing won’t be the greatest with the wind coming in from the North West. If it changes, more to the west things will improve. I give it a 3 Star Rating out of 5 for catching some. Good Luck!


Morning Report For Port Loring

Beautiful day here waking up. Sun is shinning and not as warm. Humidity has left us, so a great looking day is upon us. Temperatures were sitting at 18.9 C | 66.02 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Great day to do some outside work. Vegetable gardens are looking good now after the rain so that makes me smile. Tomatoes have also grown a half a foot with lots of green ones getting larger. I did take my grass cuttings last week from mowing and put around them. Today I will hill them up, meaning pulling the soil up around them. That is a trick my old dad did years ago when he was alive. He used to plant around twenty acres of them every year for market. Everyone loved his tomatoes. Today I have some inside work to do then will get back to my Flutes in the woodworking shop. It was just to hot out to be in the shop yesterday. Then this afternoon I will do some front porch sitting with my lovely wife with a cool one. I know … it’s a tough life, but someone has to take advantage of it. With that I am off for my morning coffee and let the day unfold around me.

Fishing Times

Sunday
07/21/19

Good Times
4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Fair Times
9:00 AM-12:00 AM

Today fishing won’t be the greatest I give it a 2 star rating out of 5 for catching a few. Winds are coming in from the North West this morning. Good Luck!


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Dandelion Coffee

It’s that time of year. The dandelions are out in full force. If you’re wanting a super healthy drink that tastes like coffee without the acid. Then this is for you.
INGREDIENTS
Dandelion Roots
INSTRUCTIONS

Scrub roots, drain, and place on a baking sheet.
Roast at 200 °F (93.33 degree Celsius) until roots are dark and dry (about 4 hours).

Cool and grind roots with a coffee grinder. Store in covered jar until used.

Add 1 heaping teaspoon of roasted roots to 1 cup of water. Steep for 3 minutes. Strain and serve. Add cream and/or sugar to taste.
Pretty tasty let me tell you.

Nature is sure nice

Took these pictures last year makes me yearn for summer.

Dragon Fly on Lilac.

Butterfly on Lilac.

Good Morning Port Loring Ontario

Nice looking morning waking up. Sun was shinning and birds were chirping . It is a touch cool though with temperatures at time of post sitting at 2.8 C | 37.04 F It should warm up and be a nice day all way round. Tomorrow is going to be warmer, and we should see some sunshine throughout the day. We might even get some front porch sitting in if things goes right. They were calling for some not so good weather over the weekend, but looks not too bad now. One just never knows when it comes to Nature. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning so there is no reason not to make that trip to North Bay for groceries and things. On another note the grass is growing leaps and bounds. I am thinking that next week we will have to mow it for the first time. My vegetable garden is still quite wet so it will take a few days of sunshine to dry it out, so I can till it. With that I am off to have a cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will see what the day has in store. GW

Won’t be long and fresh veggies will be on the table.


Garlic at its Best

Here is a couple pictures of the garlic I planted last year. We had enough to last us all winter, along with sharing some with friends. There is nothing like fresh garlic to give you the energy you need to put out a good days work. It also is a great asset for those suffering from allergies of spring. 1 clove a day is all that is needed. Cooked or eaten raw, either way is beneficial. GW

Fresh out of the garden!
I of four bundles ready to hang for winter.

Summer Garden

I took a few pictures of our vegetable garden, this is one mid summer. It makes me yearn for the warm days that lie ahead. GW

White Christmas Cactus

Well this Christmas Past we had our old Cactus produce some flowers. Just in time for Christmas too. So I thought I would share a picture or two with you. If you are a high tech person, another name for it is Schlumbergera. Myself I prefer Cactus, as I have always always said, if you can’t pronounce a word, don’t use it. GW

White Christmas Cactus Bloomed December 25/2018
Christmas Cactus,

Veggie Garden

Well been an unusually hot summer so far, with temperatures reaching into the high 90s F.   In 14 years I haven’t seen it this hot.  Gardens though are growing leaps an bounds with fresh veggies on the table every day.  Actually it is the best garden I have had since moving here.  I took a picture  which shows how it is coming along.  A garden this size will feed a family of six or more all summer long. 

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Tarragon: A Herb of Kindness

Tarragon helps your body make red blood cells, which are, in turn, responsible for moving oxygen around in your body. Which I found helps in the prevention of cancer and many other diseases. The way it works is, lets take cancer; tarragon is a sweet tasting plant with a distinctive flavor of licorice. When cancer cells find the sweetness of tarragon it gobbles it up so to speak. In doing so the oxygen is taken into the cancer cells, and they are disintegrated,  Leaving the healthy cells to do what they are suppose to do, and gain strength. You don’t need a whole lot, a 1/4 teaspoon mixed in with a few pieces tomatoes is all that is needed. Once a day.  Or you can simply snip off a leaf or two from you garden, as it is easy to grow, and eat it.  Can’t get much better, or easier than that.

Tomatoes

With tomato season almost upon us you are about to enjoy a treat.  Some say they can’t eat tomatoes which in some cases is true.  I found though that tomatoes are delicious, either raw or cooked.  Actually cooked tomatoes have benefits that most don’t know about.

It’s all about the lycopene – the antioxidant that causes the red color of tomatoes – a powerful antioxidant known for preventing the formation of certain cancers like prostate cancer and breast cancer. They also lower your risk of heart disease and are naturally anti-inflammatory. The secret to getting the full benefits of tomatoes lies in the preparation. Lycopene is released when tomatoes are cooked. In fact, preserved tomatoes if organic have even higher concentrations of lycopene than fresh.  Myself I can’t wait, .  What better way to stay healthy than to walk out into the garden an pick a nice red tomato, set back with a touch of salt and take in what nature has to offer.

Build Your Immune System

T cells, also known as T lymphocytes, are a white blood cell of grave importance to your immune system; they allow your body to adapt a response to any pathogen. There are also foods you can eat to trigger production of these critical cells.

3 Ways to Boost NK Cells

Here are a few easy ways to boost our naturally occurring killer cells so that we can fight one of the biggest diseases of all time:

3. Take More Vitamin C – This vitamin is not only good for fighting colds and flu, but it boosts the activation of both T-cells and NK cells so that your immune system has extra armor to protect you against a host of diseases, including cancer. The Journal of Immunology confirms that ridiculously high doses aren’t required. Just 1000 mg a day can help boost the immune system.

4. Get Your Daily E – In addition to boosting the production of killer cells, vitamin E also supports the making of B cells – also utilized by our immune systems to produce antibodies and kill bacteria. You can get the recommended 60 mg a day from nuts, grains, seeds and vegetable oils. Further, vitamin E intake lowers the risk of heart disease.

5. Eat Your Beta Carotene – As the name suggests, this important vitamin found in carrots can help boost killer cells as well as helper T-cells so that your immune system can fight a number of diseases. Foods full of beta carotene include sweet potatoes, kale, turnip greens, spinach, dried herbs, and mustard greens, just to name a few.

Preventing cancer may be as simple as eating whole, natural foods. Who knew?

Foods to Improve Your Immunity

Carrots
The vitamin A in carrots helps trigger white blood cell production; a 1-cup serving of chopped carrots has 21,384 IU of this vitamin, many times the daily recommended intake. You also take in a small amount of vitamin C in a serving of carrots — 7.6 mg — as well as small amounts of zinc and selenium, all of which contribute to T cell counts.
oysters
Packed with selenium, this tasty shellfish helps boost your body’s production of cytokines, a protein that’s known to ward off illnesses.

Yogurt
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Yogurt that contains live cultures is rich in lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis (read: good bacteria), which fight bacteria that cause diseases and raise your white blood cell count.

Green Tea
Green tea is a great source of L-theanine, an amino acid that triggers the release of germ-fighting compounds from your T-cells. (Green tea also helps to boost your metabolism.)

Oranges
One of the best sources of immunity-boosting vitamin C, oranges cause your body to produce higher levels of antibodies and white blood cells.

Crab
Like oysters, crab meat is rich in selenium, a nutrient that strengthens your immune system.

Garlic
Including garlic in your meal plan to increase your T cells is a good option. A study published in the February 2009 issue of the journal “Planta Medica” indicates that compounds in garlic trigger the growth of lymphocytes. Garlic also contains a small amount of zinc — 0.1 mg — and 2.8 mg of vitamin C, another vitamin useful for your immune system. The vitamin C in garlic pumps up your body’s production of white blood cells; adults need 75 to 90 mg of vitamin C per day.

Carrots
Carrots are crammed with beta carotene, a phytonutrient that increases your body’s production of T-cells and natural killer cells.

Spinach
The high amount of antioxidants found in spinach help boost your immune system.

Sweet Potatoes
Like carrots, sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, which boosts your body’s T-cell and NK-cell count.

Mushrooms
morels Rich in compounds called beta glucans, mushrooms boost the production of NK-cells and T-cells in your body to help prevent infections.

Salmon
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which cause your body’s phagocytes to fight bacteria more effectively.

Kiwi
Like oranges, kiwis are high in vitamin C, which helps protect your body against infections.

Bell Peppers
Bell peppers are packed with vitamin C, which prompts your body to produce more interferon. This antibody covers the surface of cells and fends off viruses.

Broccoli
Broccoli is a great source of glucosinolates, phytonutrients rich in sulfur that stimulate the natural antioxidant systems in your body.

Brazil Nuts Or Almonds
Eating more brazil nuts, a large South American nut, may improve your T cell count, thanks to the selenium content. A 1-oz. serving of these nuts provides you with 543.5 mcg of this mineral, and research indicates that selenium positively influences T cell proliferation and activity, according to a study featured in the June 2010 “Journal of Nutrition.” Adults require 55 mcg of selenium each day. Brazil nuts also supply small amounts of zinc and vitamin C.

Vitamin and Mineral Rich Food
Folic acid, vitamin B 6, riboflavin and thiamin are particularly important to the proper functioning of t-cells and their quantity. The list doesn’t stop there. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals are essential to keeping t-cell count up, and that means eating a lot of fruits and vegetables. Raw fruits and vegetables are the best way to get a maximum amount of these nutrients. Dark leafy green vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, strawberries and carrots are all nutrient rich produce that may increase t-cells.

Papaya
Papaya, especially the Carica Papaya, has recently been found to increase regulatory t-cells, but it has been used to treat many diseases and cancers for centuries. The fruit, its seeds and even its leaves are found to be beneficial. Try eating some ripe fruit, dried fruit or even drinking some papaya leaf tea. The stronger the tea, the more effective it is said to be.

Plantain Information

Plantain, a common driveway weed, is one of nature’s most powerful medicines

Rare Poppy

Took a picture of a rare poppy that grew in our garden.  Managed to save some seeds for next year. Quite colorful.   Click Picture to Enlarge.

My Friend Frank’s Chicken Coup

This is my old buddy Frank’s new chicken coup he made a year ago.  Easy to make if you have the knowledge and tools.  Thinking I might just make one.  Movable too, which is nice, as the chickens then can enjoy fresh veggies at any given time.  Makes for some great tasting eggs.  Not like you buy from those that say they are selling organic.  Truth be known, over half the organic eggs aren’t really organic. (Click Picture To Enlarge)

Wheelbarrow Full Of Originality

Couldn’t resist taking a picture of this old wheelbarrow with a few flowers planted inside it.  Just something about it captured my attention.  (Click Picture To Enlarge)

Few More Flowers Showing Off

Few more pictures of some flowers in our gardens.  Will name them a bit later.  Busy splitting firewood for winter.  Then have to make room for 12 more cords of hardwood. Click pictures to enlarge.

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Vegetable Garden

Vegetable garden planted for another year.  Lots of good eating is edging closer.  Click pictures to enlarge.

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Flowers

Flowers Of Summer

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Happenings In and Around Port Loring Ontario

Good Morning:  Not to bad a looking day out there this morning.  A bit cloudy. Temperatures will warm up some in a bit.  Waking up we were sitting at 12.9 C | 55.22 F.

Forecast For Today.  Changeable, mending this afternoon.  Temperatures will rise to near 23 C/71 F.  Good looking day shaping up and will  be nice for tomorrow.

Bug Report:  Blackflies are on their last legs for this season.  Few still bothering folks in certain areas. Mosquitoes are the worst of it all right now. Horse flies and deer flies now entering into the picture too.  They can make a person irritable also.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry with a few deer, moose and turtles venturing out upon it. Care should be taken if out and about.  Seen a few of each yesterday heading into Sundridge.  Other than that travelling will be good.

Fishing Report:  This morning the old weather stick is saying the best times to be out there with pole in hand will be from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM.  Then once again from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few.  Winds this morning are very calm coming in from the South South East.  Good Luck!

Around Town. Nothing much to speak of this morning.  Gardens need a bit of hoeing these days.  Tomatoes should be hilled  up with a touch of fertilizer to help them a bit.  With that tea time here orange pekoe with a touch of fresh dandelion is on the menu for this fine Wednesday morning.  Have a great day, make it a good day.  You can reach George Walters if you so wish at [email protected]

Happenings In And Around Port Loring Ontario

Good Morning:  Cool morning starting things off.  Temperatures were sitting at 7.1 C | 44.78 F.  Will warm up a touch a bit later as the day moves forward.

Forecast For Today:  Becoming fine..  Temperatures will remain pleasant, not to hot not to cold for most of next week.

Bug Report:  Mosquitoes are annoying folks a lot these days along with the blackflies.  One can’t be standing around for any length of time.  Hard to get away from the mosquitoes as they follow a person into the dwellings.  Blackflies like to reside outside if at all possible.  Couple more weeks and the worst should be over.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry through out.   Travelling couldn’t be better.

Fishing Times:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM.  Then again from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating for catching a few this morning and a 3 fish rating for catching a few this afternoon.  Winds this morning are once again calm coming in from the North North East.  The air is cool this morning, but the sun is nice.

Around Town:  Not  much to report here this morning.  Folks are sleeping in a bit as hardly a car moving up or down the highway.  That will change with more tourists moving into the area every day.  Gardens are looking good these days with plants growing leaps and bounds.  I suspect I should be eating lettuce in the next couple days. Garlic also is putting on a great show.  Up to a height of around15 inches.  Going to be a great crop this year.  Nothing more healthier than a piece of raw garlic every other day.  Don’t need to much as it has a lasting effect.  With that, tea time here.  Thinking an orange pekoe will taste good this morning.  Enjoy your weekend and stay safe. You can reach George Walters if you so wish at [email protected]

Frost Warning

Thought I would mention that we could experience an intense frost overnight and into the early morning hours here in Port Loring Ontario.  If you have any tender plants in your garden I would suggest you cover them.  Temperatures will fall below 0 Celsius  with clear skies.

Happenings In And Around Port Loring

Good Morning: Well still a bit cool here in Port Loring.  Waking up temperatures were sitting at 7.6 C | 45.68 F.  Will warm up some shortly.

Forecast For Today:  We will have some sunshine along with some clouds throughout most of the day.  There is a chance of a passing shower later on this afternoon and into tonight.

Bug Report:  Lots of blackflies in our area annoying folks which will last for a few more weeks.  Once the dragon flies make their appearance they will be quickly eliminated as the blackflies are their main source of food.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 from east to west is bare and dry.  Travelling is good.

Fishing Information:  This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM.  Then again later on this afternoon from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  I give it a 4 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few this morning and 5 fish rating out of 5 this afternoon.  Great day to bring a few in.  Winds are calm this morning coming in from the South South West.  Good Luck!

Around Town:  Few cars in our area but for most parts things are quiet.  Will pick up some with the American Holiday approaching.  Great to see our USA friends edging their way back into our area for the summer.  On another note I did get my gardens tilled up for the first time yesterday.  Looks good and once things warm up a touch at night, it will be a good growing season.  Nothing like fresh tilled soil to enlighten a feller.  Tea time here.  Orange Pekoe this morning with a touch of fresh dandelion roots taken from our yard earlier this morning.  Enjoy your day in ways that suits you best.   You can reach George Walters if you so wish at [email protected]

Happenings In And Around Port Loring Ontario

Good Morning:  Cool morning here in Port Loring Ontario.  Waking up temperatures were sitting at 8.8 C | 47.84 F.  Will remain cool all day and into tomorrow.

Forecast For Today: Rather unsettled clearing later on in the day.  Should see some sunshine later on and tomorrow.

Bug Report:  Few blackflies out there annoying folks.  Mosquitoes are still in the minority.  But that will change.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry throughout.  Travelling will be good.

Fishing Report:  This morning the old weather stick put together with my Grandfathers formula is saying that the best times to be out there with pole in hand will be from 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Then again a bit later from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  I give it a 3 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few this morning and a 4 fish rating out of 5 this afternoon.  Winds are quite breezy coming in from the west.  Good luck!

Around Town:  Not to much to report.  Had a few folks drop by yesterday saying hello.  A couple I missed as I was busy working on some stories for the newspapers.  Sorry about that.  But I hear my wife looked after you.  On another note the vegetable gardens are now about ready to work up.  I have been waiting for dryer weather.  Planting won’t be done till the weekend when things start to warm up for the evening hours.  All this week we are going to be having some very cool nights. Over the years I have found it doesn’t pay to get to carried away with planting early.  After the 24th and the full moon has served me well over the years and saved me a lot of work, grief and expense.  Tea time here.  Thinking dandelion freshly dug with a touch of English breakfast.  Good for what ails you in all avenues.  Have a great day.   You can reach George Walters at [email protected]

Happenings In & Around Port Loring Ontario

Good Morning:  Well find looking day starting off April.  Temperatures were a touch cool sitting at -8.4 C | 16.88 F.  It will warm up as the day moves forward.  Spring is here.

Forecast For Today: Rather unsettled clearing later with some sunshine.  Tonight we will get some freezing rain.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare and dry.  Travelling will be good through most of the day.  Tonight could become quite bad with the freezing rain that is heading our way.

Snow Report:  No snow accumulations overnight.

Around Town:  Still quiet around town.  Not many cars or trucks moving up and down the highway.  But that will change in the coming days.  Once the snow has left a whole new agenda starts to take place.   Yards being cleaned up.   Plans for the coming season business wise. Trips to far off places,  Firewood for next year being piled where it is dry.  Gardens being looked at and planned out, and my most favourite, bringing out the old rocking chairs for some front porch sittin’.  I look forward to enjoying a tea chatting to my lovely wife soaking up some morning sunshine.  Tea tor today is from the petals of the Calendula flower.  Great tasting tea for all kinds of ailments, or just to fortify the body for the coming day.  Try it sometime, or better yet grow some this year yourself. In doing so you will have the best of the best tea available to you all year round for free.

Happenings In & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada

Good Morning.  Cloudy morning waking up.  Temperatures though have remained above freezing throughout the night.  Lot of melting taking place at this time.  Temperatures were sitting at; 1.2 C | 34.16 F.

Forecast For Today:  Cloudy, with a possible flurry or rain off and on through the day.  Melting will continue.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 is bare but wet throughout.   Travelling should be okay for most of the day.

Snow Report:  Well over half our snow is gone.  No snow accumulations over night.

Around Town:  Just about time to start thinking on starting some of them seeds from last year.  I like to get mine up a ways which takes time.  Nothing gives me more pleasure than to see them sprouting up out of the soil.  Once it warms up they will be ready to plant in the garden.  Myself I start mine in egg cartons.  I found that the carton itself holds the moisture in the right amounts to sustain the seeds for a good length of time.  Also keeps them separated nicely. Nothing more satisfying than growing your own, especially from seeds.  Enjoy your day and say safe.  You can reach me at                        [email protected]

Happenings In & Around Port Loring Ontario Canada

Good Morning:  Bit cloudy and cool waking up.  Temperatures were sitting at -16.9 C | 1.58 F.

Forecast For Today: Stormy and very cold. Will stay very cold over night and into Friday.

Snow Report:  No accumulations over night.

Highway Report:  Highway 522 does have some bare areas but does have some hard packed icy sections.  Care should be taken if out travelling.

Ice Fishing Times:  This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM.  Then again from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.  I give it a 4 fish rating out of 5 for catching a few.  Good Luck.

Around Town: All is quiet.  For my wife and I we have been steadily enjoying our home made preserves from last years crops.  Preserving is a great way of getting the much needed vitamins and nourishment  this time of year.  We do up around 80 jars of tomatoes from our gardens along with other veggies and come summer of the following year they are pretty well all gone.  Along with them our dried herbs make a great additive to the different dishes my wife makes.  Seems to bring the body into a state that keeps asking for more.  Tea time here, English Breakfast with a leave or two of Dandelion.  Great way to start ones day.  In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.  You can reach George Walters at [email protected]

Information For Port Loring & District

Good Morning:  Well what can I say other than another rainy day here in Port Loring to start things off.  We sure are getting our share this year.  Temperatures are still up there a bit sitting this morning waking up at…  7.6 C | 45.68 F.

Forecast For Today:  Mostly very unsettled.  Temperatures will slowly drop after today and there is a slight chance of some flurries in the air for Friday.  Just have to wait it out to see.

Hunting Times:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from… 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  Exact times will be 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The sun rose at 7:56 and will set at 6:11 PM.  Winds are coming in from the..West South West and at the moment calm.  They will rise a bit later to around 9 MPH.  I give it a 3 Buck Rating out of 5 for seeing a few.  Major feeding time will be a half hour before dusk.  They are still in Pre Rut Season.

Around Town:  Highway 522 is Bare and Wet.  For myself today got some inside work to do and will be taking it a bit easy.  Old body is telling me to rest up some.  Around town here things are slowing down some business wise.  But that is to be expected this time of year.  Thinking though most folks made out OK, at least with the ones I have chatted to over summer.  Gardens here are all done up for winter.  Garlic is planted and in their beds snug and warm for what is to come and should make a good showing come spring.  Don’t think there is a more healthier food one could add to their diet, cooked or raw.  So my friends, stay warm and dry, chat tomorrow.  You can reach me George Walters at.. [email protected]

 

Port Loring Ontarion Canada…News, Weather & Hunting Times

Good Morning.  Well another frosty morning here in Port Loring Ontario.  But on the good side the sun is shinning.  Temperatures waking up were sitting at…-2.5 C | 27.5 F

Forecast For Today:  Mostly Sunshine Today with temperatures warming up to             13 C / 56 F.  So not a bad day shaping up.

Hunting Times:   Today Grandfathers Formula says the best times to be out there will be from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  Then a bit later from  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  Prime times are… 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM.  Sun rose at 7:47 and will set at 6:20 PM.  Lots of time to hunt.  Winds today are coming in from the North  and at the moment is calm.  They will increase a bit later to about 5 MPH.  So pick your spot wisely and good luck.  I give it a 3 Buck Rating out of 5 for seeing a few today.

Around Town:  Well yesterday I decided to try and see if I could get the tiller into the garden. Being so wet didn’t think it would work out but it did, so got it tilled up and in doing so thought I might be lucky enough and get my garlic planted.  Which I did.  So it is all planted and covered with leaves.  Come spring should have a really nice crop of garlic I am thinking.  This year I got some special kind from a friend that grows it for a living.  He brought me up quite a bit so will have lots for next year. The cloves are about the size of a normal bulb you buy in the store.  He said I would enjoy these ones come next summer.  So time will tell.  Good feeling with things getting done up around the homestead here.  Still got to bring in the firewood but got to wait till the old back eases up some, as it is not feeling so good these days.  Cold weather doesn’t help much neither.  So my friends have a great day.  You Can Reach George Walters at…  [email protected]

Port Loring Ontario Canada…Happenings

Good Morning:  Well a bit of rain us falling upon us here in Port Loring this morning.  Temperatures waking up were sitting at….11.4 C | 52.52 F

Forecast For Today:   Showery early, improving as the day progresses.

Fishing Times:  This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from…2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them.  A rain coat would be on order for today.

Around Town: Few trucks moving around this morning on Highway 522 but that is about it.  Stores are on the quiet side  as the leaves of fall surround them.  Gives me a good feeling inside knowing that nature is on the verge of resting for a few months.  As us humans should be doing also.  On another note, I have my gardens pretty well all set for next year.  Will add some leaves to them as they come down.  Then once piled high will till it up one last time and plant my garlic.  Tea time here my friends, enjoy your day and if you do nothing else today try and get out for a bit and breath in some of our fresh northern air.  Great for the body and soul.

Port Loring Information, Weather & Fishing Times

Good Morning:   Well another beauty of a day is upon us.  Sun is up early with hardly a cloud intervening with its choice to be shown.  Temperatures were a touch cool waking up sitting at…7 C | 44.6 F.

Weather Forecast For Today:    Becoming fine, with lots of sunshine and temperatures rising up to near 22 C / 70 F.  Should be no one complaining about the weather in our area today.

Fishing Times:   This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM.  Then once again from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  I give it a 3 fish rating out of 4 for catching them today.

Around Town:  Very quiet around town with folks taking life easy.  Great way to enjoy life to say the least.  Also would like to say that this is a perfect time to till up the veggie garden, around the items that are still growing.  I place my items in certain areas just for this reason, so come fall I don’t have to disturb them when I get to tilling up things.  I like to till the garden now, especially since it is going to be sunny and warm.  As once done it has a chance to dry out a touch.  After a few weeks of exposing the soil to the sun, letting it soak up all its energy I then get to planting my garlic for next spring.  Some plant in the early spring pertaining to garlic, but I like to plant mine in the fall just before the ground freezes.  Come early next summer one then will be able to enjoy what has been growing beneath the soil all winter long, soaking up all the energy and minerals needed to keep the body healthy and strong.   So my friends take advantage of the warm weather and sunshine, it is a gift this time of year and a gift is meant to be enjoyed.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.
For Those That Would Like To Get In Touch With Me, You Can reach me at;
[email protected]
or
705-757-164

Port Loring Ontario, Information, News & Weather

Good Morning:  Well a bit cool this morning.  Waking up temperatures were sitting at…  4.9 C | 40.82 F.

Forecast For Today:   Showery early, improving as the day moves forward.  After today things will warm up to near 20 C / 70 F with lots of sunshine.  We should see a bit of sunshine today also once the clouds moves out.

Bug Report:  None. This report will be removed after today till next spring.

Fishing Times:    This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Then again from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them this morning and a 3 fish rating out of 4 this afternoon.

Around Town:  Monday morning and folks are out and about some.  Few trucks moving up and down Highway 522 heading off to their place of work.  Today I will finish up cleaning out the vegetable gardens and bring in what is left for our table.  Once done that I will let it dry up a touch and get to tilling it up for winter. Like it to air well so I can get to planting my garlic, which will come up next spring.  One bulb of garlic can give you up to six bulbs or more next spring.  Just break the bulb apart and put one clove in each hole which should be about two inches deep, top facing up.  Cover it up and that’s it.  Can’t get much simpler than that and it is so….good for you. Remember though for good results plant our own Ontario Organic Garlic, not the ones from other countries.   So my friends, enjoy your day and get outside all you can this week, as sunshine will be in abundance.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.
For Those That Would Like To Get In Touch With Me, You Can reach me at;
[email protected]
or
705-757-164

Port Loring, Events, Happenings, Weather & Fishing Times

Good Morning:   Cool morning out there starting off.  Temperatures waking up were sitting at…-0.6 C | 30.92 F.

Forecast For Today: Possible showers early then partly sunny, breezy and warmer, then pleasant this afternoon.

Bug Report:  Most all now are gone for the year.

Fishing Times:  Well in spite of the cold the old weather stick is saying that the best time to be out there fishing…if you so desire will be from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them today.  Might pay to bring a coat along with ya this morning.  This afternoon though should be quite nice.

Around Town:   Well the norm in our area it seems for this time of year is quiet.  Not hardly a car moving up and down highway 522.  Or a truck for that matter, so thinking most road work is about finished in our area with a few exceptions.   Yesterday I had an inside urge to get my vegetable garden cleaned out and was glad I did.  With this frost this morning it would have been one mess.  So pays to pay attention to ones inner feelings.  Myself though I have entertained those feelings most my life which in turn has saved me a lot of grief.  My old Dad had a saying that if one went with his own thoughts and feelings ones life would be quite successful. The only time problems arise is if you go with others thinking.  I found that to be true.  So my friends you have a great day and after lunch when things warm up some, try and get out and soak up some sunshine, which the old body loves.

Port Loring Ontario, News, Happenings & Fishing Times

Good Morning:   Well sunny morning here. A touch cool but not so bad.  Temperatures waking up were sitting at…10.5 C | 50.9 F.

Forecast For Port Loring:  Fairly fine, possible showers early. Tomorrow and Friday should be nice and sunny.  So some nice looking weather ahead for a couple days.

Bug Report:  None to report, things are all good in that department.

Fishing Times;   This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Then once again a bit later from..2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Around Town:  Not to much to report here this morning.  Lots of construction happening with roads being done up before the snow is upon us.  Stores have slowed down some with sales which is to be expected. Our small gallery is still doing well with orders coming in daily and the wife’s paintings making an impression on folks along with sales.  On another note the vegetable gardens will be in need of cleaning up soon once the first big frost hits our area.  So far we have been lucky for most parts.  Cooler weather though does slow down most items.  Spinach, Kale and Celery like the cool weather though, so they will hold on for a few more weeks an even longer if you cover them at nights to protect them from the frost.  Tomatoes also will hold their own if covered.  Mine are pretty well done for the season, but I will say they outdid themselves this year for quality and quantity.   With the weather being so cold and wet all summer we had an ample supply of everything in our gardens.  So no complaints.  Today I will be picking the rest of our corn and then digging out the stalks which the wife use for decoration around our grounds.  Sure looks nice when all said an done. Nothing goes to wast. So my friends, enjoy your day, try your best to soak up some of that sunshine for the next couple days, as it will maintain your health into the coming winter and then some.

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Port Loring Events, Happenings, Weather & Fishing Times

Good morning:  Well kind of a gloomy looking day out there this morning.  Temperature was a bit cool waking up, saying…7.1 C | 44.78 F.  Will warm up a wee bit later on, remaining cool today though.

Forecast For Port Loring:    Rather unsettled clearing later.  Barometer is Rising Very Rapidly which is a good sign.  So will have to see what the day brings our way.

Bug Report:   Nothing to report here in this department.  Seems they are headed off to warmer climates.  Which is OK by me.

Fishing Times:  Today the old weather stick is saying that the best time to be out there will be from…11:00 AM – 3:30 PM.  I give it a 1 fish rating out of 4 for catching them.  I would think a rain coat would be an item one wouldn’t want to forget if out there today.

Around Town:  Lots of trucks moving up and own our highway with road work being done everywhere these days.  But has to be done.  While the weather was nice I took a few pictures of some flowers and bushes we have on our property.  Seemed they were just asking for their picture to be taken.  So thought I would share them with you.  Hope it brightens up your day.   Have a great day.  Click Pictures to Enlarge.

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Wild Mushroom Information Needed

I was wondering if there was anyone in our area of Port Loring that knows their wild mushrooms and if so I would like to hear from you.  I am familiar with the ones that grows on trees but not the ones that come from the ground.  Got quite a few around our home here and would like to know if they are editable.  You can reach me at 705 757 1640 or [email protected]     Thanks.  George Walters

Port Loring Ontario Canada, Weather, Information & Fishing Times

Good Morning:  Well once again it is cloudy and damp.  But things will improve as most things do in life when given time.  Waking up this morning temperatures were sitting at..10.7 C | 51.26 F.

Forecast For Today:     Showery early,  then improving.  If things goes to plan we should see some sunshine later on today and in to tomorrow.  Also things will warm up some.  Almost a whole week of no sunshine.  Doesn’t make for a happy camper, one could say.

Bug Report:    None to speak of out there in this weather.  Will start to see a few mosquitoes once the sun moves upon us later but none in great amounts.

Fishing Times:  This morning taking all things into consideration, including the old weather stick, it is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM.  Then a bit later from 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  I give it a 1 fish rating out of 4 for catching them this morning and a 2 fish rating out of 4 this afternoon.  Good luck.

Around Town:  Folks have refrained from moving around for a bit, weather being such as it is. But once the sun comes out things will get back to its norm.   Veggie garden is sure in need of sunshine.  Tomatoes though are ripening fast on the vine.  This year being so wet I left them on to ripen to their fullest potential before picking and preserving.  In-spite of the rain and cloudy sky’s we will still have a great crop, which was brought on from our sunny sky’s earlier in the month.  My lovely wife tries to do up between sixty and a hundred jars a year.  Seems to be the magic number, which lasts a family of 4 for one season.  Quart jars that is.  Other items are doing quite well too.  Pumpkins are in abundance as our squash.  English cucumbers are being eaten daily and relish is in the jars waiting till winter arrives to sample.  Not that I didn’t have a taste or two already.  Corn is climbing to ten feet or better with cobs hanging, just a waiting for the sunshine to fill them with flavour.  So all and all my friends, things are turning out great.  Seems Mother Nature has a way of looking after herself and us humans no matter what the weather brings upon us.  Enjoy your day my friends.

 

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Port Loring Ontario, News, Weather, Fishing Times & Tips

Good morning:   Well a touch cool this morning.  Temperatures were sitting at 11.6 C | 52.88 F waking up.  Will warm up some as the day moves forward.

Forecast For Port Loring Ontario Canada:  Unsettled, slight chance of some rain but sunshine is in the forecast for today.  Quite pleasant I would say.

Bug Report:  Here again it is quite nice with the only ones showing themselves in the early evening hours.  Great time of year for what ever your planning to do.

Fishing Times & Tips:   This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from…8:00 AM – 10:30 AM.  Then once again from 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  Lots of time to catch that big one.  Today for bait I would recommend minnows.  I don’t think there is anything out there today that will top them.

Around Town:   Quite busy for most. Our Cornfest is edging in on us.  Going to be a great event for sure and one defiantly wouldn’t want to miss it. Click Flyer Below which will explain everything in detail.

On another note the veggie gardens are coming along quite well.  We have been eating our tomatoes now for the past three days and will probably start canning in a week or so.  Pumpkin’s this year has run ramped so will defiantly have a good crop there.  Also the squash is looking good too.  Sure enjoy them with a touch of butter.  Corn also has reached it’s height for the season and silk tassels are showing up daily for pollination.  So should be eating it later on. That’s about it for today, tea time here and will see what the day brings upon us.  Enjoy your day my friends, get outside, soak up some sunshine.  In doing so no flu shot will be needed this fall.  ltss-0362

Port Loring Information, Weather, Fishing Times & Tips

Good Morning:   Well cloudy looking day out there once again.   Some sunshine though will break through now and then but temperatures will remain somewhat cool.  Waking up this morning temperatures were sitting at..11.3 C | 52.34 F.  The long weekend though is looking good so far.

Forecast For Today:   Rather unsettled clearing later.  Taken from our very own weather station located right here in Port Loring… Click Link for all information relating to our weather…http://www.loringlsb.ca/weather-station/

Bug Report:   Hardly any flying around.  With this cool wet weather they stay hidden.  Which is OK by me.

Fishing Times & Tips:      This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best time to be out there will be from…6:00 AM – 9:30 AM.  Then once again from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.  I give it a 1 fish rating out of 4 this morning and a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them this afternoon.  Not the greatest weather to say the least but things will improve I promise.  The lure of the day through my estimation would be the..Panther Martin Regular Spinner.  It weighs in at..3/8 oz. The  rotation it makes creates vibrations which sends out hydro-sonic waves that “call to the fish”, even when they can’t see them. Gold in colour would be my choice. Price for these lures are very reasonable too as you can pick them up for around $5.00 or so.  Great lure for sure, one of the greats and everyone should have one in their tackle box.  Add a piece of worm or a leach to the end and I am sure that you will be eating fish for supper.  Click Picture to Enlarge for Better Viewing.   Good Luck!  112519

 

Around Town:   With it being so cool and wet folks are kind of staying in.  Also this time of year there is a transition taking place.  The folks that took their holidays from work in July are all heading back home, back to their normal routine.  The second batch now is gearing up for August…which in my opinion is the greatest month of the year for enjoying the north.  So we will just have to set back and see what develops.  Today I will get too thinning the pumpkins and squash, as they are over grown in leaves this year.  Some leaves are needed to shade the main plants, but to many leaves as we have this year, doesn’t allow the sun to penetrate to the produce, reducing the potential the pumpkins themselves have to offer.  So that should keep me busy for awhile.  One just never knows what a  day might present to a fellow or gal and I am sure more is intended.

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Port Loring Information, Weather, FIshing Times & Tips

Good Morning:   Well not a bad day by the looks of things waking up.  Sun was shinning and hardly a cloud in the sky.  A touch cool but nice with temperatures sitting at…12.2 C | 53.96 F.

Forecast For Today:  Fairly fine, possible showers early.  Things will warm up some as the day progresses and humidity will be not so bad. Wind has died down to almost nil thus far this morning. So all and all a great day.

Bug Report:   Great day to do almost anything outside, other than a few mosquitoes and deerflies bugging you once in awhile.  But not so bad that one can’t enjoy mother nature to the fullest.  Great time to go camping, hiking, fishing or what ever you choose to do.  Enjoy the summer my friends it is moving on quite quickly.

Fishing Times:  For those wanting to do some fishing today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 7:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Then again from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and one more time from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them this morning.  A 3 fish rating out of 4 for catching them this afternoon and a 4 fish rating for catching them shortly after supper. As you can see things are improving as the day progresses.  Today I recommend a Hula Popper 3/16 ounce in weight with small size hooks. 25-HulaPopper-288x133 Once all hooked up, cast to within a foot or two of the shore line or a touch closer to lilly pads, stumps or other obstructions, as usually that is where the big ones are lurking.  Soon as the Popper hits the water about two seconds later give it a quick tug, You will hear it pop. Then slowly bring it in. If no luck try again.  If still no luck after ten or fifteen minutes, move on to another spot. No use wasting time in a spot where they aren’t. Oh and no added weight to your line, just the Hula Popper on its own is sufficient.   Click Picture To Enlarge.  The picture is a just a suggestion in colour, myself I would go for one a bit on the greener side.  Good luck.

Around Town:   Yesterday with the market taking place I found our store quite busy with sales.  Was a great day for sure with folks out an about doing what they enjoy.  Of course, weather could have been a touch warmer, but by the end of the day things did just that.  Still not as busy as it has been in the past years, but not so bad that one can complain.  As if that would do any good.  So my friends I am off to thin out my tomatoes, as with all the rainy weather they have taken to growing tops.  If not thinned, the tomato crop will be immensely reduced.  We love tomatoes, so can’t let that happen.  Only takes a half a day and well worth the work one has to put into it.  Enjoy your day my friends.

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Port Loring Ontario, News, Weather & Fishing Info

Good morning.  Well a bit cloudy here this morning.  Had a few showers through the night no accumulations to speak of. Temperatures waking up were sitting at…17.7 C | 63.86 F.

Forecast For Today:    Fairly fine, possible showers early to start things off.  Should see some sunshine a bit later as things progress’s.  Hope so as we sure need it.

Bug Report:  Well…the more things change, the more they remain the same.  Mosquitoes are still with us and this damp weather won’t help any to reduce their population.  Few deerflies hanging around irritating folks but all and all not so bad.

Fishing Times:  This morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there with hook in water will be from…9:30 AM –  11:30 AM.  Then once again a bit later from 2:30 PM -6:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating for catching them out of 4.  Data right at this time is changing as I type and it is quite possible that later on the chances of catching them could raise to 3 out of 4.  Lure of the day I would recommend a nice bright one like in the picture.  Doesn’t have to be the exact kind but should be one made for shallow diving.  Click Picture to enlarge and good luck.Green Bomber Long A

 

Around Town:   Quiet here in Port Loring this morning.    My gardens though are really putting on a show this year and I would have to say it is the best of the best this year, for growing things. My lovely wife has been steadily drying herbs for Fall and got jars loaded to the hilt.  So will be eating healthy in that department let me tell you.  The house sure smells nice with her drying them.  Also one has to take into account the money one saves by growing their own, not to forget the quality.  I priced a few of the herbs like oregano, sage, basil and some others in the grocery store and I was shocked to see that they were charging, anywhere from  $3:00 – $5.00 for a small bunch.  Prices of things have sure risen over the years to say the least.  Main reason being that Canada..for most parts has become less self efficient.  Once, one of the largest producing countries of their very own vegetables, now rely on other countries.  We fell victim to the money seekers, where as subdivisions and factories built on our prime land, was more important than looking after ones health and needs.  To bad,  as it never can be brought back to what once was.

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Port Loring Ontario Canada

Good morning.  Well waking up temperatures were a bit cool sitting at: 11.1 C | 51.98 F.  But some sun is showing itself so things will warm up in a bit.

Forecast For Today:  Fairly fine, possible showers early.

Bug Report:  Pretty good out there these past few days all things taken into consideration.  Could say we are at our normal cycle for the time of year.

Fishing Times:    Today the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from;  10:30 AM – 12:30 PM.  Then a bit later from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  I give it  1 fish rating out of 4 for catching them.  Not the best but things will improve in the next few days.

Around Town:  Well with the rain ending and sun making her appearance folks will also get out more doing what comes naturally.  Seems that when the sky’s are gloomy so are us humans.  Why is that? Well simple really, we humans come from energy which is all around us, energy comes from the sun.  No sun, well….we aren’t at our best.  The rain though along with good soil sure got my gardens to growing this year. I took a few pictures to show you.  Notice how shiny the leaves are showing off their health.  I have to say it is about the best year we ever had for growing things.  Click Pictures to Enlarge and have a great day.

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Our Bees

This is an article I wrote awhile back and in the news today, they are finding out that maybe my diagnosis might be right.  Will they do anything about it?  Hard to say.  Some pretty high up companies have a lot to loose if they do. Truth is…we shouldn’t be dictated to by huge corporations.

When you are sick,  you can’t think quickly and clearly? If a bee gets sick and can’t think probably, it will not be able to return to its beehive. Now think on this, insecticide Bt is incorporated into many genetically modified crops and Bt does and can cause major sickness to a wide range of creatures in nature. Bees only carry enough honey with them to fly directly to the target flowers and straight back to the beehive. The trip to and from those flowers is extremely complex and so requires the bee to have a very good memory. Since learning and memory are impaired in bees that have an immune response, bees with an immune response get lost, run out of honey fuel, fall to the ground and are then are carried away by ants. Thus, if a bee gets lost, for even a few minutes, it is dead.  Even if it does not kill the bees it makes them disorientated unable to find their way back home to their hive, in turn they die or get sick, which is what is happening now around the world. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”  One also has to remember that other things come into play also like Cell phones, electrical wires  also disorientate the bees the biggest culprit is the GM crops which eventually in my eyes and if these big corporations, and pharmaceutical companies are allowed to continue with what they are doing, that all living creatures on earth will perish.  Sounds harsh…well as I see it, if we all don’t stand up to this, and do our part in saying we don’t want GM Food and put a stop to it, we will perish.  My Opinion Only

Port Loring Ontario Information

Good morning. Well not a bad looking day out there this morning.  Temperatures waking up are sitting at; 15.2 C | 59.36 F.  Have to say it is perfect weather for sleeping.   Also with that sun just a shinning it makes a feller want to get outside and do things.  Keeps ones mind heading towards the right perspective.

Forecast For Today;   Changeable, mending as the day opens up to what will be.

Bug Report;  Other than mosquitoes bugging a person not much happening.  Some say..”hey we live in the north, live with it, we hate folks talking about the bugs as nature has a need for them.”  I say… “true, but just the same there is a lot of things that are happening around us but I don’t have to like them.  As far as I am concerned it wouldn’t bother me none if them blood sucking parasites called Mosquitoes moved on to their just rewards.  And quickly.  My opinion only, of course.   Ha ha.

Fishing Times;   This Morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from; 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Then once later on from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating for catching them.  Good luck.

Around Town;   Not to much to report here this morning.  Things are quiet.  Lots of flowers though showing off these days.  I took a couple of our peonies.  You know truth be known these perennials may live longer than you do—some have been known to thrive for 100 years.  Amazing what Mother Nature has here on this earth to enrich us with beauty.  Click Pictures to Enlarge.

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Happenings In & Around Port Loring

Good morning. Well finally some sun is upon us here in Port Loring.  Just a touch cool though, but should warm up in  a bit.  Tomorrow though we could be back to some more rain and into Tuesday.  Forecast taken from our own weather station here in Port Loring is saying that today it will be:  Changeable, mending as the day moves forward.  Temperatures waking up were sitting at: 11.7 C | 53.06 F, well below normal for this time of year.  Makes one think on just how long of a summer we will be having this year, as we are already nearing July with cool weather still upon us. Lets hope for a warm fall.

Fishing Times For Port Loring:   Well this morning the old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM.  Then once again from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating for catching them.  Good luck!

Bug Report:   Blackflies are all but gone with mosquitoes making up for them.  Thinking they doubled in quantities since the blackflies left.  Hard to do anything in and around the bush and we have a lot of it in our area.  Only thing we can hope for is sunny warm weather with a breeze to keep them at bay.

Around Town:  This morning it is quiet with folks taking life easy.  Myself once it warms up a touch will do some shop work and work up the garden a touch, as with all the rain an cooler temperatures, the weeds are starting to grow a bit more than what is needed.  But I enjoy doing it along as it feeds nitrogen back into the soil.  Tomatoes as of yesterday have some blossoms showing up on a few plants, so thinking we will have some early tomatoes this year.  Business’s around town are doing OK or so they are saying.  Resorts are slowly filling up which is a good thing.  So my friends, enjoy the sunshine that will be with us today.  Soak up some rays, breath in some of our fresh northern air and have a great day.  Oh….and Happy Fathers Day to all those Fathers out there.  Don’t forget to go see yours or call them at the very least.  Makes their day knowing the family is thinking of them.  GW

Cottage Country, Port Loring Ontario, Canada

Morning Folks.  Nice looking day out there.  The rain yesterday that was thinking of coming into our area didn’t arrive.  Maybe a bit today, as our forecast for today is saying it will be…. Showery early, improving though throughout the day.  So thinking not much rain is in our presence at this time.  Temperatures waking up are sitting at…12.4 C | 54.32 F and will warm up a few more degrees a bit later.

Bug Report:  Finding the mosquitoes are quite bad this morning to start things off. Few pesky deerflies also are around.  Also a few blackflies are still annoying folks, but for most parts they are gone for another year.

Fishing Times:   Well this morning looking at the old weather stick and putting things together it seems that the best times to be out there will be from.. 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM then again from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM an one more time later on from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  I give it a 2 fish rating out of 4 for catching them early in the day and a 3 out of 4 fish rating for catching them later on in the day.  So might pull in a few today.  Good luck!

Around Town:   See lots of tourists and cottage owners moving into the area these days.  Campers, Boats, 4 Wheelers you name it, all are making their appearance for another season.  Great to see them arriving each morning watching them go up and down the highway loaded with things to make their venture into the wilderness more fun and exciting.  For myself I can enjoy nature by sitting in an old chair, quietly taking in what she has to offer.  Guess that is a sign of one getting a touch older.  Not that old though.

Garden Report:   Things are growing quite rapidity these days.  Lettuce, spinach and pretty well all our herbs are being enjoyed each day now.  Tomatoes are starting to show off a bit, but could use a drink.  Was hoping for some rain but thinking now, that I might have to be their source of nourishment, water wise any ways.  Pumpkins an cucumbers are also doing well, along with the squash.  So great year for a garden.  Still not to late to get one started if your interested. Most places have plants already started and wouldn’t take much to get them to growing.  Might be a touch later for your tomatoes, and others with fruits, but still worth while planting.  Well guess that is it for this morning.  Heading out for my Dandelion tea, take in our surrounding scenes and breath in some of that fresh northern air.  Then see where the day brings us. Enjoy your day my friends, get some sunshine on that skin of yours.  No Doctors Needed.

Port Loring Ontario, Canada

Good morning.  Well not too bad of a day out there so far this morning.  Signs are pointing though towards some showers or a thunderstorm later on today.  Temperatures this morning waking up are sitting at…12.8 C | 55.04 F.  Will warm up in a bit.

Forecast:  Rain at frequent intervals.

Bug Report:  Blackflies are pretty much all gone.  Mosquitoes are around though pestering folks somewhat.  But not too bad so far in certain areas.  Did see a deer fly or two yesterday.  They also are an annoyance to those out in the bush, as they don’t leave you alone.  They will even follow you for a mile if they so choose.  Hard to get away from them once they have you in their sights.  Also got quite a bite on them too.  For me they are the worst, more so than the mosquitoes or the blackflies. But one has to put up with these creatures of nature if he or she chooses to live, in this neck of the woods.

Fishing Corner:  Looking at the old weather stick and putting together the formula that has been handed down in our family for many years, it is saying that the best time to be out there will be from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM, then once again from1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  I give it a 3 fish rating out of 4 for catching them, both times today.  Should be a great day for bringing them in.  Good Luck!

Information Around Town.  Business wise not to much tor report here this morning.  Most folks around here on Sunday take things easy.  Some goes to their place of worship, others just enjoy nature as their guide to happiness.  Seems fitting to me.  I finished up yesterday planting my gardens with vegetables of choice.  I like to put some things in early and then some later on so we have a constant supply of greens throughout the growing season.  We have already started eating from our herb garden, along with our romaine lettuce and kale.  Nothing more healthy than fresh veggies straight from the garden to your plate.  Put them along side a good long walk, soaking up some sunshine and a bit of deep breathing, bringing in our fresh northern air and you got one healthy body.  No Doctors Needed.  Enjoy your day my friends.

Happenings In And Around Port Loring Ontario Canada

Good morning.  Well somewhat cloudy this morning.  But things will improve.  Forecast for today is calling for it to be…Changeable, mending as the day progresses.  Temperatures this morning here in Port Loring are sitting at 12.7 C | 54.86 F. Will warm up to near 21 C / 69.8 F later on.  On the bug report, well same as yesterday but a touch worse.  Black flies are out in full force enjoying a meal or so on us humans and critters.  I was outside all day yesterday putting in my garden.  I didn’t get bit by any but they sure were annoying in ones eyes, nose, throat, ears, up ones pant legs and neck and around my old hat.  For me they are just a pest.  For some I know they feast on them.  One thing you could do if you do happen to get bit is to take a piece of plantain, grows everywhere in our area.  Make sure it is a touch clean and chew a piece.  Then put it on the bite.  You will find that this helps immensely with the itch.  Also will ward off those infections that some folks are inclined to get.   I also added its full affects to my upcoming health book along with hundreds of other items dealing with health and nature as a cure.  On another note for those wanting to do some fishing today the old weather stick is saying that the best time to be out there will be from….10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.  I give it a 3 fish rating out of 4 for catching them.  So not to bad of a day for fishing other than the Black Flies.  Mosquitoes aren’t out yet and hoping that the cold weather we had reduced their quantities some this year. But have to wait and see.  Nature has a way of looking after her own sometimes. Enjoy your day my friends.

Death of The Honey Bees

The answer is simple really.   With all the pesticides that folks are using, it’s a wonder we have any insects alive to go about their jobs in nature.  Not to forget what it is doing to us humans with sickness and changing our human structure as a whole.  I have had many folks coming to me saying I am wrong in essence, but in reality I tell them what part of poison do you not understand.  No poison what’s so ever is good for us humans, insects, animals or plants or environment.  There are better solutions out there but most choose not to use them.  They like the easier softer way.  But in saying that I do see a major change happening with our new generation.  They can not be fooled, as the older generation has been, they are well informed through the internet of today, along with having capabilities beyond imagination.  They stand up for what is right and not afraid to do so.  Good for them as it’s been a long time coming. They are the protectors of the new world.

GMO…What You Can Do To Stop It

Hi Everyone,

Environment Canada has recently given AquaBounty, an American company, permission to produce genetically-modified salmon eggs on a commercial scale. Now, there is only one step left before mutant fish hits our dinner plates — approval from Health Canada to allow GMO salmon for Canadian consumption.

If Health Canada approves GMO salmon, a new breed of farmed fish will soon be at your local grocer or seafood restaurant without you even recognizing it. Let’s tell Health Canada to reject mutant fish for human consumption in our country.

You can tell Health Canada that we don’t want GMO fish in our stores and restaurants here: http://action.sumofus.org/a/gmo-salmon-health-canada-rejection-franken-fish/?sub=mtl

Between allowing GMO salmon and the licensing of Norwegian fish farms on the BC coast, our government seems to be doing everything it can to destroy one of our great resources – wild salmon.

Please sign this petition to try to prevent the sale of GMO salmon in Canada.

In The News Again Today….Honey Bees

For a long time now I have been reading reports of our diminishing honey bees.  I have also written a few articles relating to the subject.  The reason we are loosing our Honey Bees can all be said in just one word.  Humans, we are the cause,  Why? Simple.  Pollution, as Power Wind Mills, Cell Towers, Pesticides by the tons on our food crops and soil, air pollution with our cars, trucks and mowers, Pharmaceutical drugs flushed down the toilets by the millions after going through our bodies, which are pretty well all unneeded by the way, my opinion only of course, just to many to name.  No need for me to go any further, as if you can’t see the problem you got blinders on.  Don’t need no scientist to figure it out.

Around Town Items

Good morning.  Well today we will see some  showers early in the morning then heavy rain in the afternoon with some thunder thrown in for good measure.  High today will be about 45F. Winds are from the  ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Rainfall near one inch.  Rain and perhaps a thunderstorm will continue through the night.  Low tonight 42F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. So lots of rain heading our way.  The moon will rise today at ; 6:31 AM & set at 5:51 PM.  Moon Phase today is; Solunar Table Moon Phase is 1% percent waning crescent  1%  Waning  Crescent.  The sun is up there this morning but behind some clouds. It rose at; 7:35 AM & will set at  6:33 PM.  Giving us here in Port Loring; 10 hrs. 58 mins. lost another 4 minutes today.  For those wanting to head on out and do some hunting, well kind of thinking it might be a touch to wet later on but if so the old weather stick says the best times to be out there will be from; 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

News For Port Loring

Not to much to report around town, things real quite quiet actually. The weather hasn’t been the greatest lately neither, that doesn’t help ones getting out.  For myself I am slowly getting things done around the house here. Still got to till my garden and plant my garlic. Old back is playing games with me though with the wet cold damp weather.  But this to shall pass. I will say this though; the wood heat sure is pleasant for aches and pains as being so dry.  Not complaining mind ya, still can’t wait to get out of bed each morning.  Also ordered another four cords of firewood. I have around 16 cords of nice dry stuff piled high in the basement, but something is telling me we might just get a longer winter this year.  The more I study nature the more she is telling me that maybe a touch more snow and some colder weather is heading our way.  One item my old grandfather told me years ago is that if the cedars loose more leaves than usual it’s a good sign of lots of snow and ours here around the house have lost over half.  Reason being the leaves would hold the snow and break their branches. Less weight lest damage.  Makes sense to me and pretty smart on their part.  Time will tell.  Well have a great day my friends, turmeric tea time here and see what the day has to offer.

Port Loring’s Wild Rose

Was out down below on our property yesterday and just had to cut a few wild roses from my wifes rose garden.  Thought I would take a picture of them to show ya. Sure smell nice let me tell ya.  It is very hard now a days to find any flowers that smell, as most today have all been altered by us humans.  Nice to look at, but that is all they are good for.  Click Picture to enlarge.  Have a great day.