Category Archives: Weather

What’s Happening On May 20/2022

Good Morning. It’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. However, we could see a thunderstorm later on today. The reason being it will become quite hot as the day moves forward, which will bring in rain. The long weekend other than Monday isn’t looking all that good weather wise, with more rain in the forecast. In my eyes, we here in Canada should have stayed the same as the USA with the Holiday being next weekend. That way, it would be a bit later when the weather is nicer. And the tourists in the USA would be off work the same time we are. But that is what our government is all about … messing up things.

Highway 522 is still quiet these days, with a lot of folks staying home with the gas prices being so high, along with our economy getting worse every day. We spend billions giving it to other countries when we should be looking after our own here at home. You know … let’s take the USA & Canada if they would take the billions that they are sending over to other countries and put it into, let’s say … finding a cure for cancer … cancer would be a thing of the past within a few years. I don’t for the life of me see what their thinking is. Like the wars and things. It isn’t the people themselves that want war, it is simply a certain number of so-called power hungry, big shots trying to force their beliefs on others. What a shame that is. Makes me sick thinking about it. I can see, in a few years, the people themselves eventually rebelling and getting rid of all governments as they stand today. Might not be in my time as I am getting up there in years, but it is coming, mark my words. People have had enough and when they themselves can’t take any more something is going to happen.

Anyway, that’s my rant for the day. I am going for a cup of coffee. Heck of a way to start the day. Stay safe.

Oh, the blackflies are still with us, but the mosquitoes haven’t made an appearance as yet. Another Parasite we could do without. GW

What’s Happening On May 18/2022

Good Morning! It’s a sunny morning here, waking up in Port Loring, Ontario. However, even though it is sunny, it is down right cold. We have our furnace running at the moment. We also had a frost overnight, with the temperature getting down to 0.9 C | 33.62 F. It will warm up though as the day progresses, which will make it nice for doing some outside work. I am happy we didn’t plant our vegetable gardens yet. Highway 522 isn’t all that busy these days, but it will pick up on the weekend. Although it is calling for showers for Saturday and Sunday, which might make folks stay at home along with the gas prices being so high. We will see how it goes.

On another note, my wife and I cleaned out our chimney yesterday after burning a winters worth of wood. Wasn’t all that bad, but it is still a good thing to do. Now it is ready to go for this winter. Not that I even want to think about it yet. After that, I worked on finishing up my new spot I made for some pumpkins.

Today I have to take my car down to Kerry Booth’s Service Centre as it has a wheel bearing making a noise on the back, so he is going to replace that for us. Problem is finding out which one it is. Hard to tell if the noise is coming from the right rear or the left rear. But I am sure he will figure it out. He is a good mechanic.

And yes, the blackflies are still with us. But the mosquitoes haven’t arrived yet. Won’t be long, though.

With that I am off for a boiled egg and a piece of toast that my lovely wife is making for me and will then get to work. Stay safe. GW

What’s Happening On May 17/2022

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature outside has also dropped a lot, with it sitting at 9.3 C | 48.74 F getting out of the sack. It will warm up a bit more than it is now, but it will still be a cool day, reason being the wind is coming in from the North West. Highway 522 has slowed down a wee bit, but it is early in the week. As we near the weekend, things will pick up once again.

On another note, I did manage to get our vegetable garden rototilled. Took a bit of doing using the little one I have. But digging it by hand first, then going over it five or six times did the trick. Once I have the new parts that are on order, I will try and fix my big one. Which now I won’t really need till Fall. LOL, I only need them for a half a day in the spring and a half a day in the Fall. Ha ha. The grass is also growing leaps and bounds, so tomorrow if the sun shines we will get that out of the way. I like to do it on Thursdays but … we are in for some more showers Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We also have to get our tomato plants and things planted, but it’s still early, so we will have to see how that goes. Lots to do in the spring, that’s for sure.

On another note, my lovely wife and I went to town yesterday to pick up some clothes and things. It usually takes the whole day. Being Monday, the stores weren’t all that busy, which made it nice to look around. Wearing our mask, of course. A lot more now have stopped wearing them in stores, but seeing that … there are a lot more people getting sick too. They say. Oh! It’s no worse than a cold. LOL Well truth be told, my wife and I don’t want to catch a cold neither. Or the flue or what ever. The masks reduce the chance of catching them, too.

Anyway, to each their own. With that, I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then finish up making my new pumpkin patch I started a couple of days ago. It’s nice to be able to get outside instead of being stuck in the house. Take care. GW

What’s Happening On May 15/2022

One Mean Looking chick!

It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. But we should see some sunshine as the day moves forward. However, tomorrow things temperature wise cools down a lot, with some rain thrown in for good measure. But in saying that we do need rain as everything is really dry. We did have a wee bit last night, but nothing that did any real good. Highway 522 is quiet this morning, but that is because it is Sunday. Day of rest. At least for some. For me, it is like any other day. I get that from being a farmer, as on a farm there is always something that needs to be done. Not that I don’t enjoy our front porch off and on.

Yesterday I worked away sanding and painting one of our decks by the house. Today I will work away on a mower I have. I got fed up with it and bought a new carb for it. If that don’t work, I am going to throw it in the dump. I bought it brand new, and it has been nothing but problems, let me tell you. First it wouldn’t run, then the wheels wore out, in one year, then the axle and bearings that hold the wheels are now almost shot. I make-shift fixed things as they happened, but that’s it now. Ha Ha. They sure don’t make things like they used to, as most things are made in China or ? There they use the cheapest material they can to make things.

So with that I am off for a boiled egg and a piece of toast that my lovely wife is making for me, and will then see what the day has in store, other than what I want to do. You never know. Take care and stay safe as there are still a lot of people getting sick from this virus. GW

What’s Happening On May 14/2022

I have to tell ya, we sure have been having some nice weather for the past week or so. Other than the BlackFlies, that is. But it is to be expected living where we do. And they ease off around the middle of June. They are pretty bad out there at the moment. I worked in my gardens yesterday and the air was thick. But they didn’t bother me, biting wise. I chock it up to being so old, I am not as tasty as I used to be. They would much sooner enjoy the juicy city folks. Ha Ha

Highway 522 is getting busier every day, which is normal for this time of year. The temperatures have sure been warm the past couple days, which should kill some of these blackflies.

On another note, our grass is sure growing leaps and bounds these days. We will have to mow it next week for sure. We still have to plant our vegetable gardens, but I am holding off till after the full moon on the 16th of this month. After that, I will see how things are looking. It would be nice to get things planted, that’s for sure. Doesn’t pay to rush things when it comes to Mother Nature. Last year I planted them early, and we had a bad freeze, and we lost a lot. And the thing is being an old farmer I know better. Ha Ha.

With that I am off for a boiled egg and a piece of toast and will then get to work. I am getting our two front decks ready to paint. They get looking not so good after winter. Take care and have a great day. Make it a great day. GW