Here are a few pictures of our area here in Port Loring Ontario Canada. Sure is nice out there when the sun is shinning.
Now I said my lovely wife and I enjoy watching the birds that come to visit our feeder every day, but today we had a different kind drop by for a visit. The pictures aren’t as good as I would have liked as I had to take them through my screen. I didn’t want to scare it off. We get quite a few deer drop by throughout the winter. Nice to see. A couple days ago we had a young one say hello. I was wondering where its Mother was.
Now here is a picture of a good friend of mine and myself taking in what Nature has to offer. Felt good being out there that day. Nature can be nice I grant you that, but so are friends. I wonder if he will remember. LOL
Some of you have asked me if I had a picture of where I was raised in Coldwater, Ontario, in the early days. These folks Adopted me and raised me from around 5 Years old till around 13 Years old. Reg and Laura Potter. The Nicest folks you could ever meet. They treated me as one of their own from the very first day. Later on in life I went back to my Dads in Beamsville Ontario for a while, then I took up fruit farming. We took the pictures one winters day from the road above the property looking down. The farm was mostly dedicated to Dairy Farming at the time. Great memories for sure.
My wife and I enjoy watching the birds as I have mentioned in my posts, but this morning we had two visitors that took our interest. 2 Pileated Woodpeckers. The picture is a bit blurry as I had to take it looking out my screen window, as I didn’t want to scare them. We have them occasionally but usually just one. Thought I would share
Here are a couple pictures of our farm in Beamsville Ontario many years ago. Every grape vine on the left and far back as you can see my Dad and I planted. The grape vines on the left were called Delaware a really nice Champagne Grape. The ones at the rear which goes a long way back were Agawam, Catawba, Concords, Niagara’s and Fredonia. The farm backed up to the Niagara Escarpment. Sitting on the front deck you would look out over Lake Ontario. The little house at the back was a small cottage me and Dad built for Hired Help at the time. Beautiful spot. Miss them days.
Here is a piece that I have been wearing in my woodworking shops for many years. The reason I am showing you all this is that a couple months ago we had a visitor that collects old things drop by. You know … he offered me $200.00 for it LOL I couldn’t believe it. Did I take the money? No … I didn’t, money isn’t everything and if that old apron had a voice, the stories it could tell. I guess in one way it does, as just by looking at it I can visualize a lot of things I have made and shops I have owned over the years. Hmm … I wonder if my lovely wife would let me hang it on the wall in the living room? LOL
Here is a few pictures we took years ago when Ruth and I had a Landscaping business. The picture is one of hundreds of jobs we did. We were at one time the largest Landscaping business in St Catharines Ontario. The picture shows of us installing all new sidewalks at one of the schools, our old truck and Small Loader. If I come upon more pictures I will let you have a look. We also landscaped it while there. Oh … and my back was never the same after using that Jackhammer. I don’t know what it did but I couldn’t walk hardly for a few days.
Now here is a picture that was taken many years ago. Me sitting on one of the old Clyde’s we had on our farm. Laura the lady that raised me would let her out of the barn, and she would pick me up at school. I bet there aren’t to many kids that have that in today’s world. The thing was, she was so big I had to climb up on the stone fence at school, so I could get on her. I think she thought it was a fly up there. LOL Thought I would share. You have to admit I was a handsome devil back then huh?
Here are a few pictures of our Fruit Stand, Ruth and I used to have. It was located in Cookstown Ontario, directly across the road from the Penny Restaurant on Highway 27. We had it for a few years. It worked out great as we went to the Orillia Market for Saturday, and then we would finish up the day at our fruit stand. People came from all over to buy our produce. We even got to know the German fellow that owned the Penny Restaurant, and he would buy off us too. Great time in our life but a lot of work and a lot of driving. I was sad to see it go but in another way I was glad. Hard to explain. I miss my old Ford truck in the picture too. Bought it brand new, installed saddle tanks for fuel on it, as we were on the road so much.