Good Morning! It’s a foggy cool morning here in Port Loring Ontario. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 2.7 C | 36.86 F. However, it will warm up as the day moves forward and become a really nice day, weather wise. We also had a pretty good frost last night, so anything left in the gardens would be hurt. That is, if you didn’t cover things. Which I did, as I still have a some kale that is growing nicely, and we enjoy it in our salads at night. It will be soon enough that we have to go back to buying fresh vegetables in the groceries stores. If you can call it fresh. Yesterday I worked in the old woodworking shop on a few things. I have a bunch of orders to complete, but I won’t get started on them for another few weeks, as I have other things to do first. Highway 522 is still quite busy these days with folks coming in from all over for hunting season. I don’t suspect it will be very good this year, being so warm. But you never know. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you will have venison on the table for winter. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal with a few blueberries, and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. GW
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What’s Happening Oct. 17/2021
Good Morning! It’s a cool morning here, waking up in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 6.6 C | 43.88 F. It will warm up some as the day progresses. The good part is, we should see lots of sunshine for the next week or so. With a shower thrown in for good measure. But at least it isn’t snow. I predict a cool but not cold winter with lots of snowy weather. So it might pay to purchase a new snow shovel if yours is getting worn a bit. LOL. Highway 522 is busy once again these days with lots of hunters moving into our area. The reason for that is deer season is upon us. On another note my lovely wife and I went to town yesterday to drop off some meals for our son, which my wife likes to do occasionally. And while there, we picked up some groceries that we were in need of. We had a good day, ate our lunch in our car, taking in the city life for what it’s worth, and then headed on home. There were lots of people out shopping. We were going to go into Walmart, but after seeing all the cars in the parking lots, we decided to wait. No use taking a chance with this virus that is still among us. We have our two shots of Pfizer, but just the same, we don’t take any unnecessary chances. Today, I will head on out to my old woodworking shop and work on a few things. I did manage to get my garlic planted the day before, so real happy about that. Now it has a bit of time before it freezes to get established. So … next year we should have some nice garlic for the table. Time will tell. With that I am off for a piece of toast and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. GW
Episode 77: What Makes A Man
Episode 77: Good Morning. Well, it’s time for another podcast. Boy, time sure fly’s by these days. I am thinking that with hunting season almost upon us, that a lot of folks might identify with Today’s Podcast. At least those with a little age under their belt. I wrote numerous one relating to the subject today, only because they drew a lot of interest. Ha Ha. I hope you enjoy: What Makes a Man. Have a great day and stay safe. GW
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What’s Happening Oct. 14/2021
Good Morning! It’s another cloudy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It isn’t that cold though, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 15.4 C | 59.72 F. And it will warm up some as the day progresses. But with that warm weather comes some rain. If we are lucky we might see some sunshine tomorrow. Highway 522 has slowed down a lot these days. With folks going back to work and cottages closing, another summer has come to an end. My wife and I can’t complain, though, as we did get a lot of things done around our home here. Our small store has now been closed for two years because of this virus. We aren’t exactly sure if we are going to open it next year, neither. It all depends on the price of lumber, as we would like to build another store here on our property. So we will have to see how things work out next spring. But in saying that, I will be making a bunch of things for the store just in case in my old woodworking shop this winter. In doing so it gets me out of the house, moving around. Yesterday I worked in my shop for most of the day getting things ready for woodworking mode. LOL Today I will do the same and maybe tomorrow if the sun comes out I will get to planting our garlic for next summer. This is the time to get it in the ground, as it needs a wee bit of time before the real cold temperatures hit to get rooted. We sure enjoy fresh garlic. My very good friend Archie gave us some this year to plant, so we will see how that turns out. With that, take care and stay safe. Things are starting to look pretty good out there these days,’ virus wise. Thanks to the scientists that made these vaccines for us humans. Without them, we would have seen a lot more deaths. GW
What’s Happening, Oct 12/2021
Good Morning. And a good morning it is. The sun is shinning, you can sit outside, no bloodsucking parasites, traffic on highway 522 is down to a minimum, and the temperature is just perfect. I would say it is about the nicest day of the year, right here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. Later on in the day though, some clouds will roll in, and tomorrow things start to change with rain entering into the picture, and … the temperatures will start to drop. But we can’t complain, that’s for sure, or shouldn’t complain. On another note, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My wife and I did, with our son and his fiancé dropping by after not seeing them for two years, because of this virus. We had a barbecue and sat outside for most of the day enjoying each other’s company. Couldn’t have been better. Yesterday, my wife and I put our boat and trailer to bed for winter, and in between all that, she made us a turkey dinner. I have to say, it sure was tasty. I am looking forward to leftovers tonight for supper. She is one fantastic cook, let me tell ya. Today I will close up the cottage and shower house, getting them ready for winter. There are also a few things that has to be brought in out of the cold. My wife is going to do some raking as the leaves are mostly down now. I hate to see them go this year as the colours are and were amazing. But then again, they always are, in our area. I also still have to plant our garlic for next summer, so I will get at that once my vegetable garden drys out a touch. With this sunshine it won’t take long. But then again, it is supposed to rain tomorrow. Hmm. With that I am off for a piece of toast and will then get to work. Best take advantage of this nice weather. Take care and stay safe. I see about 83 % of our population here in Canada is now vaccinated. So if we don’t get a new variant, I am thinking, things will be back to somewhat normal next year. Time will tell. Those that hasn’t been vaccinated, I feel for them, but as they keep on saying, it’s their body. Anyway, have a great day. GW
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Morning Chat, Oct. 10/2021
Good Morning! It’s a cloudy, wet morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. It’s wet, but the temperature is still pretty nice, sitting at 16.2 C | 61.16 F. I see a mostly cool weather in the west compared to mild weather in the East pretty well right through till a week before Halloween. Which is okay with my wife and I, as we still have some outside work that needs to be done. Like closing up our cottage and putting our boat to bed for the winter. I am thinking I will put the boat away tomorrow as we are supposed to have some sunshine. Just in time for Thanksgiving. Oh! Happy Thanksgiving. Highway 522 is a wee bit busy as with the nice weather people are taking advantage of it. Which is as it should be. Yesterday I moved some wood out of our bush by the house here to where it can dry throughout the winter. Most is pine I have piled up there, but I did have some White Birch from a tree I had to take down earlier in the year. It is nice burning and has a really nice scent. We like it a lot. So now it will be where it is dry, and we will have it for next year. The pine I don’t really care about, but I do burn it in my woodworking shop stove. The stove we have in there burns anything and everything, LOL. Today, my wife and I are going to be taking it a bit easy. We have had our son and his fiancé come for a visit, and they now have left. We had a real nice time, and it was sure nice to see them after not seeing them for two years or more because of this virus. Being that all of us are vaccinated with both doses, we decided to take a chance. Just in time for Thanksgiving. With that I am off for some blueberry pancakes my lovely wife is making me and will then see what the day has in store, other than what we have planned. A person can plan their day, but they can’t plan the results. Take care and stay safe. GW.
Episode 76: Places Of Enjoyment
Episode 76: Good Morning!! Today, I have another Podcast lined up for you that I am sure a lot will enjoy. This story takes me back to a time when things were less stressful, a time when the only thing that really bothered me was … Hmm, actually, if truth be told, nothing … really bothered me back then. I hope you enjoy … Places of Enjoyment. Take care and stay safe. GW
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Morning Chat Oct 6/2021
Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. But it isn’t that cold, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 11.3 C | 52.34 F. Today will remain mostly cloudy, but we should see some sunshine later on. Tomorrow should be a better day, sunshine wise. I hope. The temperatures will also remain above normal for a few more days. Highway 522 has picked up a bit with traffic. I suspect a lot of city folks are taking in the leaves and the nice weather that is upon us at the moment. And along with that, it is Thanksgiving Weekend. I can’t say I blame them one bit. Yesterday my wife and I worked outside on the cottage cleaning and touching up a few things that needed to be done before winter. Today I have a bit of mowing to be done along with raking some leaves, putting them in my vegetable gardens, and then if I am up to it, I might till it up for winter. Working the leaves into the soil. Then later on I will get to planting my garlic. With that I am off for an English Muffin with my lovely wife, and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. Just because the numbers are down a bit, it is no reason to let down our defences. But you all know that … right? LOL GW
Morning Chat, Oct. 4/2021
Good Morning. It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The good part is, it isn’t that cold, and the nighttime temperatures have been hovering around 11.3 C | 52.34 F. Well above freezing. I suspect by the looks of things October won’t be as cold as it was last year. At least for the first half. This week will feel more like summer. And it will continue on into next week too. And along with all that, we should be seeing a lot of sunshine thrown in for good measure. Which will make things nice as our son that lives in Niagara is coming for a visit this week. We haven’t seen him in over two years. Now that we all have had our vaccines, we are hoping we will all be okay. We will still have to take precautions. We are looking forward to seeing him. Yesterday I took advantage of the pretty nice weather and cleaned out one of my sheds. Today I am going to cut my lumber I bought for making things in my woodworking shop this winter to size, so I can store it better. It is a touch too long for where we keep it. So that will be my day. On another note the leaves, plants and things are sure giving a nice show this year. We did lose a lot of the leaves with this rain we have been having. But there are still lats to see. I suspect by the end of next week, they will be pretty well all gone for another year. With that I am off for an English Muffin with a bit of jelly this morning with my lovely wife and will then get to work. Take care, stay safe and enjoy this nice weather that is upon us. GW
Morning Chat, Oct. 2/2021
Good morning! It’s a rainy day here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. The rain will continue off and on for most of the day, and it could continue on for most of the weekend. In saying that, the trees, plants and things do need it storing up for winter. It seems Nature looks after itself, in spite of us humans. Yesterday I brought our boat and trailer home as Kerry, my friend who owns Booth Service centre here in town, was installing new wheel bearings in the old girl. I pumped out the water as it was sitting outside for a week and with all that rain we did have a few days ago there was a lot of it. But it is cleaned up once again and put where it will dry, out of the weather. Once a nice day comes along, my lovely wife and I will cover it and put it away for winter. It’s getting about time. The good news is that we have most of all our things done up and ready for winter. I do still have to till up my vegetable garden, which I will do as soon as it dries up a touch. Highway 522 has slowed down a lot and things are starting to become quiet around town. Which is nice. My wife and I enjoy the quietness, along with taking in what Nature has to offer. Today, since it’s rainy, I will work on another podcast and do up a story for my columns in the newspapers and magazines I write for. I do have some lumber that I bought that I need to cut to size and store away for my woodworking projects I have lined up for winter. Again, I will get at it when the rain is over. Always something to do, but I enjoy doing these things, and I can do it when I want to do it. No one pushing me. With that I am off for my morning bowl of cereal and will then get to work. Take care and stay safe. GW
Episode 75: Comfrey
Episode 75: Hi folks, this time round I am going to speak about a plant that has been used for years, helping those with different ailments. I will be adding many more regarding different plants and things as the weeks go by. Take care and stay safe.
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Morning Chat Sep 30/2021
Good Morning! Well, it’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It isn’t as cold this morning as it has been for the past two days, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 9.4 C | 48.92 F. We didn’t have any frost overnight. Which is fine with me, as we do have a wee bit of lettuce still growing that we are using. Highway 522 is really quiet these days, with only a few campers moving in for different things. Yesterday I worked indoors on some projects in our basement and then wrote up a story or two. I also put together another podcast which will be aired on Friday morning. It might be of interest to some people as it is all about Comfrey a plant that grows here in Ontario, that helps with joint pain and other things. Actually, I will be doing a few of them in the next month or so regarding different plants and things. Something different. You can listen to them as you would all my other Podcasts right here on my Blog or on Google Play Music, TuneIn, Sticher, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, Castbox, The Walters Post and Google Home.
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With that, I am off for an English muffin this morning for a change with my lovely wife, and after that we will do some mowing around our place. It’s a good day for cutting grass, as we didn’t have a heavy dew last night. Makes things much nicer. Take care and stay safe. GW
Morning Chat SEP. 29/2021
Good Morning. It’s a cool morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. The temperature getting out of bed was sitting at 4.7 C | 40.46 F. It will warm up as the day moves forward. We are also having some sunshine this morning, which is nice for a change. And it should remain with us for most of the day, with a few clouds thrown in for good measure. Highway 522 is quiet these days. The frost they said we would be having now, for the past two nights, hasn’t amounted to much. However, I did cover the plants that I have left in my vegetable gardens, just to be sure. Better to be safe than sorry. I also managed to clean out the weeds from my garden and dig my potatoes. We did pretty good this year. I would say we got around 30 Pounds or so. They sure are tasty, let me tell you. We had a few of the smaller ones for supper last night. With the little ones, we leave the skins on as they are nice and tender. Just boil them up and smother them in good butter with a touch of garlic. Pretty tasty. I also picked my cabbage. We don’t grow that many, around 4 or 5. My wife makes up a bunch of cabbage rolls for winter out of them, and puts them in the freezer. You know, I found that they taste even better after sitting in the freezer for a few weeks. Today I am going to write up a few more stories for the newspapers I write for, and kind of take it easy. Now that we have all our work caught up for the year, it feels good to sit back and enjoy the quiet time. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife and will then see what the day has in store, other … than what I have planned. You never know. Take care and stay safe. We are doing a lot better these days now that a lot of folks have been vaccinated. GW
What are we doing?
Liberals to make immigration to Canada much easier. Who is this guy. Heck, we can’t look after the ones that live here now. Seniors being abused, no homes for them to stay in, people sleeping in tents and under bridges, with no food to eat. And the list goes on and on. Makes me shake my head at the minds of some of these people. The thing is … We have to look after ourselves first, if we don’t, the time will come … that we won’t be able to help anyone. And that time isn’t far off. As our governments are spending money faster than they can make it. It’s like looking at a blank wall, it’s right there in front of them to see, but they can’t see it. Hmm … more like they don’t want to see it.
Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario. It isn’t that cold though, with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 13.1 C | 55.58 F. It will get a bit warmer as the day moves forward. And we should see some sunshine later on this morning and into this afternoon. Highway 522 is slow these days, which is a good thing. As I enjoy the quietness. In the summer months in our area it is becoming quite noisy with all the cars, trucks, motorcycles, you name it running up and down the highway. Used to be so quiet you could listen to the birds in our trees around our home, but not any more. Progress they say. Well … if that is what some consider progress, I don’t want it, or agree with them. And hey, I am entitled to my opinion, aren’t I? LOL. On another note, my lovely wife and I decided to head on into North Bay yesterday to pick up a few groceries and things for winter. We have always planned ahead my wife and I, just in case the weather gets bad, and we can’t get to town, or things happen, we are safe, fed and warm. I have done that all my life. There were a lot of people in the stores yesterday, but most kept their distance and wore their masks. Which is a good thing. We didn’t go into any stores we didn’t have to. After we picked up our things we backed the car up under a shade tree in a parking lot, if you could call it a shade tree and ate our lunch, that my lovely wife made for us before we left, along with a nice cup of coffee. What could be better than that? Not much in our eyes. We enjoy doing that, we chat, enjoy each other’s company and take in what the city life has to offer. Which truth be told other than the groceries and things we need … not much. We are happy to pick up our things we are in need of, but we are also happy to be on our way home. With that I am off for hot cross bun that my wife made the other day and will then see what the day has in store. Take care and stay safe. GW
Episode 1: What’s Happening
Episode 1: This is the first Podcast of What’s Happening. It explains why and how things are going to work. Have a great day. GW
Podcast (whatshappening): Download
Good Morning. It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, But we are seeing a wee bit of sunshine off and on, as we did yesterday. We could also see a few showers off and on throughout the day. But the good news is … after today things start to dry out, and we should be seeing a lot of sunshine, which will make it nice with all the leaves that is turning colours on the trees and shrubs. You know, the trees in our area put on a great show, but most forget to take in the colours that the grass, weeds and small shrubs are portraying. My lovely wife and I enjoy them as much as we do the trees. Highway 522 is slowing down more each day, which is fine with me. It’s a lot quieter around town, which is nice after a busy summer. We have most things all set for winter. I still have to dig my potatoes and work up my vegetable gardens. I will then close up the cottage and shower house for winter, as we don’t keep it open when it gets below freezing. After that, I will plant my garlic, and then I will put together a few more stories for my columns in the newspapers, and make a few more podcasts. I have a new podcast on the go called “What’s Happening,” which I will add to this blog explaining things later on today or tomorrow. With that I am off for my morning bowl of oatmeal and will then see what the day has in store. My old woodworking shop does need some cleaning. Take care and stay safe. GW
Fishing Times: This morning my old weather stick is saying that the best times to be out there will be from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM and then again from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. I give it a 1-Star Rating out of 5 for catching a few. Not the greatest day for fishing. The reason for that is all the rain we have been having along with the temperature changes. But it should pick up in a day or so. Good Luck!