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What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 6/2022

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Bear Tracks going across our garden.

Waking up, we are seeing a few clouds, but the sun is … trying to show itself. Yesterday was real nice, warm and lots of sunshine. With that said, we could see some rain this afternoon and into tomorrow. But it looks as if we will have some sunshine over Thanksgiving. The downside, it will be a bit cool after today. Highway 522 is bare and dry with lots of hunters moving into our area for the bear hunt. Actually, there has been a bear walking around our house now for the past few weeks in search of some of our apples. I posted a picture of his tracks in our vegetable garden at the top of the page.

On another note, my lovely wife and I did get a lot of outside work done yesterday. And now we are pretty well all set for winter, other than closing up our cottage and shower house. I am thinking I might turn off the water and put some more antifreeze in the toilet bowl as it is going to be well be low freezing tomorrow night. Today, I will mow our grass for the last time this year. As much as it is a lot of work, I will miss it. Being not well all summer, I missed out on a lot of the outside work. But the good thing is I am able to do some things now. So I have that to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

With that I am off for my breakfast and will then see if I can get our lawn cut.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on October 5/2022

It’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring. The temperatures have also warmed, with it sitting at 7.3 C | 45.14 F waking up. It will warm up a lot as the day moves forward. Actually, today will feel like summer with it being so warm. Great day for getting the last of our outdoor things done up for winter, Highway 522 is bare and dry with a lot of hunters moving into our area. There will be a lot of them now right through till the end of December. Which is normal for this time of year. The animals like deer, moose and bear along with a lot of different birds are very active these days. It’s as if they know what is taking place and are working real hard to evade these folks with guns and bows. Can’t say I blame them, either.

On another note, my lovely wife and I went to town yesterday to pick up a few things for Thanksgiving, and I have to tell you, the leaves on the trees were beautiful. Colours of all kinds. We sure enjoyed taking them all in as we drove along. I would say we are right in the middle of things now and if you’re wanting to see the colours then this is the time to do so. In another couple weeks they will be mostly gone. Even quicker if we get some more rain along with some heavy frosts. I

We had a good trip to town and a good trip back, stopping off at a roadside park to enjoy our lunch. Sure was nice chatting away, taking in what nature has to offer. As I said many times, I enjoy doing that more than going into a restaurant. Lot cheaper too.

Today I will finish up some outside work being so nice outside and will then see about some front porch sittin’ Have a great day and get outside and enjoy the nice weather. You won’t be able to do so in the near future.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 3/2022

It’s a real frosty morning here waking up in Port Loring. The temperature was sitting at -0.2 C | 31.64 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. Tomorrow will be even warmer. Which will be nice. Highway 522 is bare and dry this morning in-spite of the heavy frost.

On another note I did manage to get our vegetable garden rototilled up yesterday, and in the afternoon we planted our garlic for next year. We don’t put in all that much but enough for planting the following year, along with enough for us for winter. I also noticed some tracks going across our freshly tilled garden, which turned out to be bear tracks, when I went out for a closer look. I think he is after our apples on a tree we have out back. He isn’t a large one, but where there is a small one, there is usually a large one not too far off.

We also had our power go off around midnight last night and it didn’t come back on till 6:30 AM this morning. They said they were upgrading our lines or something to that effect. It would have been nice if they had warned us ahead of time, like maybe a phone call. A few folks put it on the internet, but that isn’t much help for those that doesn’t have internet or a computer. If we knew it was going to go out, people could be more prepared. When it did come back on it stayed on, at least so far

My wife and I did drag out our Generator around 5:00 AM and let it run for a bit while our house warmed up. Nice to have for sure. Again there are a lot of folks that doesn’t have a generator, or to old to drag it out and get it working. We have a hard enough time ourselves. Takes the two of us. The only heat some have in our area is Propane or Oil. So with the hydro being out for over 6 hours the house can get a bit chilly.

With that I am off for a bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store. I didn’t get to cleaning my shop yesterday, but we did get a lot of other things done up for winter. I still have to close up the cottage winterizing it, but we are waiting till after Thanksgiving as our boys are coming home for a visit for a few days. We are cutting it a bit close with it being so cold. I did put some antifreeze in our toilet outside, which should save any issues with freezing. Not much just a bit. After the kids leave we will do it up right.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 2/2022

It’s a sunny morning here in Port Loring. Not a cloud in the sky. It is a bit cool though, with the temperature waking up sitting at 2.9 C | 37.22 F. It will warm up a bit as the day moves forward. But not much. Yesterday was nice and warm and we did manage to get some front porch sittin’ in. I like to take advantage of the warm weather when ever we can, as once the real cold weather hits it sticks around for a long time. Highway 522 wasn’t to busy yesterday, but being that Thanksgiving is closing in on us it will pick up a bit nearing the weekend.

On another note I didn’t do all that much yesterday other than a few things here in the house. Kind of took things easy. My lovely wife however is busy doing up preserves for winter along with some other things that she knows we will enjoy. It’s great having a woman that can do all these things.

Today I will work away in my shop for a bit. Maybe light my old wood stove to warm things up a bit. I also have to haul some firewood from my bush and put it under the lean-to so it can dry. I don’t use it for the house furnace as it is pine and gums up the chimney to much. But for my shop stove it works fine. I can burn anything and everything in it. Now that is the plan, but we will see how that pans out in a bit.

With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal.

In Closing, I Would Like To Wish You Well. GW

You can reach George Walters at: [email protected]

What’s Happening In Port Loring, Ontario, Canada on Oct 1/2022

It’s a bit cloudy this morning. However we should see some sunshine as the day progresses. Which is okay with me as I enjoy sunshine. Yesterday we enjoyed our front porch for a spell taking in all the colors on the trees that surround our home. Sure is a pretty time of year. My wife and I can’t get enough of it. Highway 522 is still a bit busy and I suspect it will get even busier with us closing in on Thanksgiving.

The temperature was cool through the night and waking up it was sitting at 3.7 C | 38.66 F. It will warm up a wee bit later on. The good news is we still haven’t been burning any wood, which is nice, as I like to save it for when it gets really cold. We have though been burning oil every morning, which keeps the dampness out of the house. Feels good too.

Other than that not much happening in and around our small town. Which is normal for us. My lovely wife and I like it that way, that is why we moved here years ago. For the quietness, away from all what is taking place in the world today. We had enough of it throughout our life’s. and want no part of it now. They can do what they want, but leave us out of it.

With that I am off for a bowl of cereal and will then begin working on another Podcast. I never realized how many people were looking forward to them. It took me an hour yesterday replying to all the emails that folks sent me. I don’t mind though, as if folks are enjoying them and they put a smile on there faces, what could be better than that.

Oh and I would also like to thank all those that bought me a coffee using the Coffee Button here in my Blog. Nothing better than to be highly caffeinated working on these Podcasts … along with my Blog. Ha ha I appreciate it.

In Closing I Would Like To Wish You Well.

You can reach George Walters at: [email protected]