A neighbour is storing his retirement home at the farm. He hand stripped all the logs and needs to build it temporarily to store it until his property is ready to build. He has a lot of hours in it so far.
My son and and I are hiking in northern ontario. Tomorrow is a long kayak trip with Portages. Today we made it to a peak of quartzite formation of the Killarney igneous complex. The formation is all white metamorphophic rock with areas showing abundant faulting and alteration zones. The entire surface has also been polished to a smooth finish by glaciers making for a great hiking environment.
Here is the view at the top. This is the view of the top of "The Crack". Thus is where the famous group of seven Canadian painters immortalized the canadian north. t/18159327655db2289974970778011258][/url]
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Hi appaloosa. Southern Ontario was worst hit. In Vineland Niagara area there are some areas not planted at all. We are not too bad here and crops are late but look ok. Had rain last night so I'm hoping to get some hay in on Sunday long weekend :(
That was cool. My daughter is the horse girl. She has a few Standardbreds that are bred and a few that she races. Some of them she has a share in. Also has a couple for riding Quarterhorses. She has her trainers license.
Have you ever wondered how the corn gets planted. Modern planters have been one of the main contributors to yield increases. They plant with excellent seed spacing and depth while allowing faster speeds and good soil to seed contact for fast and even seedling emergence. Corn seeds are planted about 5 inches (15 cm) apart with a seeding rate of 27,000 to 35,000 seeds per acre. A 16 row planter would average about 20 acres an hour during the course of a day. That would average 700,000 seeds an hour.
"The beauty in the Consensus Government system is that the government cannot do anything without sufficient support from the Opposition...meaning a consensus has been achieved. No omnibus bills and budgets under Consensus Government. Each is presented and discussed and amended until consensus is achieved. They could be replaced by the Legislature. No elections are needed other than one every four years."
"The current party system sees all three major parties having had a turn in government, and all three having done a poor job. Further, when one party replaces the other, they stop pet projects of their predecessor and launch their own. When they get tossed out of power, so too do their initiatives. And so on it goes! A colossal waste of time and scarce tax dollars."
Its very peaceful here. It used to be open pasture for cattle to the stream. 40 years ago my father planted thousands of saplings and now we have a forest and great habitat for wildlife while shading the water from the summer sun. As a kid I played countless hours down by the water.
I like that. good memories. Where is it (not exactly, just 'whereabouts'?) .
I used to have a cabin and 20 acres in Idaho, at about 7,000 ft. Had to sell it in the divorce, but always wanted to get more land. I have about 3.5 acres now, and it is about as peaceful as you can get on 3.5 acres. Wish I had 10 times that amount, but I'll take what I can get. someday....
That cabin location sounds sweet! We live an hour north west of Toronto. Lots of rolling farmland here and small towns. In winter it is southern edge of snowbelt. From here north they get progressively more snow until you get to lakes. This year they were buried in snow and the fishermen had to put extensions on the ice augers to get to the water(because of the cycles of ice-snow-rain-ice-snow-rain). We also have the Niagara Escarpment nearby with tons of hiking,biking and other fun things. Ohh yah, lots of time with my favorite dog(german shepard) swimming, fishing with self made stick-string and a hook. A boat on a string made from cobbled up 2by4 and 2by6 Lol. It weighed a ton.
Hey, I read White Fang too. I think I was in grade 6 at the time. My son graduated from 3 years of Mining Engineering and he has been all over the Northwest of Canada doing everything from prospecting in the Whistler area to building small drill rigs completely flown in by chopper in the Yukon. The last number of winters he worked in northern Alberta supervising a crew of 25 guys and heavy machinery clearing and prepping natural gas pipeline right of ways. He has been way out in the wilderness in the winter. Two and half hour drive from camp just to get to job site.