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Roto-Tiller IV

Well, yesterday I bought yet another roto-tiller after the beast from China proved useless in tight places. This time, it’s a Troy-Bilt Super Bronco. It’s a rear-tined tiller like the Chinese monster but it’s four or five times lighter and … Continue reading

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Canada Now Firmly Headed For The 21st Century

“Two-thirds of Canada‚Äôs electricity supply now comes from renewable sources such as hydro and wind power, the National Energy Board said in a report released Tuesday.Renewable energy production jumped 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The portion of all … Continue reading

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Planting Has Begun

Well, some things can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Some farmers nearby have seeded their grains already. I have been outside moving tomatoes from crowded flats into nice large pots filled with … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Goes Crazy

“On Thursday, the Canadian government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled its plans to legalize recreational marijuana.Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau endorsed marijuana legalization during his campaign.If the Cannabis Act passes Parliament, … Continue reading

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Age And Tired Of Tires

Today, temperatures and weather forecasts prompted me to make the change from winter snow tires to summer radials. I hate this chore. The tires+rims+air weigh about 60 pounds. Then there is the jack that has to be repositioned four times, … Continue reading

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Solo EV In Real Life

Much of the expectation of the Solo and other electric vehicles is complete replacement of the gas-guzzlers. That’s not likely to happen soon as there’s still a need for heavier vehicles to haul freight. I expect many families will do … Continue reading

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Nuts For Everyone!

“Hazel nuts can be eaten raw, or roasted in the oven, at 180 C for 30 min., with oil and salt to taste. Dry roasted hazel nuts can be ground into a powder to thicken sauces or mixed with flour … Continue reading

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More Data On The Solo EV

I have carefully planned a route to drive Solo EV from a dealership in Calgary to my home in Manitoba but I had concerns about the range I could get and the gaps along the highways between charging stations. It … Continue reading

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Driving My Solo EV

Previously, I wrote about how I might have to drive the Solo from Calgary with many stops at charging stations. Now, I will consider some longer trips I could make from my home base. Home base to Powerview, Manitoba – … Continue reading

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Beyond Extreme

“Sea-ice extents are declining for all months, but as assessed over the period of satellite observations (1979 to present), the extent at the end of the melt season in September is dropping at the remarkable rate of 13 percent per … Continue reading

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Ignorance Of Law Is No Excuse For POTUS

“Mr. Trump appears to want to reinstate a new type of Asiatic Barred Zone by executive order, but there is just one problem: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 banned all discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national … Continue reading

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Small EV Doesn’t Freak Out TLW!

Cool, eh? A car for one passenger that needs no gasoline or oil… Hay! I posted on FaceBook about the ElectraMeccanica Solo EV and TLW responded with a “Like”. This is good. Perhaps we’ll get two…

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