Category Archives: food

Finally! A Buck!

We’ve been hunting many days this season and only today took a buck. It was pretty easy until the retrieval… We set up at the angle of an “L”-shaped opening with mature poplar on one side and immature poplar on … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide Pollution In The Good Old Days

“Towards the end of the 20th century around 50% of the CO2 emitted by humans each year was removed from the atmosphere this way. Now that number seems closer to 60%. Earth’s carbon sinks seem to have become more effective, … Continue reading

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Avenging Deer

I’ve been getting over a persistent cold last week. Today, I had enough energy to harvest my marigold seed, take care of a drainage issue on the property and fetch the mail. I guess I’m ready to hunt deer in … Continue reading

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Grousing Again

Had a nice afternoon. Took a couple of walks in the bush. Not a grouse in sight. Oh, well. We got some exercise and fellowship. Talked a bit about firearms, hunting and electric vehicles. We agreed electric cars are neat … Continue reading

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Thinking Of Buying An Electric Vehicle

“Manitoba has among the lowest electricity rates in North America, making an EV inexpensive to charge. An EV that travels 15,000 km per year would use approximately the same amount of energy every year as a typical electric water heater. … Continue reading

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Feeling Paleolithic? We’re On The Way Back In Time.

The Paleolithic Era was marked by the advance of hunting/gathering and the spread of humanity over the globe. By burning millions of years’ production of hydrocarbons in a century or so, we’ve brought CO2 back to the “good old days”. … Continue reading

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Small Things Make Big Changes

Last winter, I ordered a plant, a variation on our local wild hazelnut shrubs, from T&T Seeds, a local supplier. I planted it in our best-drained soil, right on top of our septic field… It started out as a bare … Continue reading

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Good and Great News

Sometimes new things are amazingly good and sometimes they are frightening. Yesterday TLW rode the Chinese roto-tiller. Afterwards she said, “That was fun!”. Now, that’s frightening. The machine frightens me and she barely knows how to steer… On the good … Continue reading

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Collecting Recipes

I often cook without recipes. It saves time, I usually get it right and it’s just the kind of guy I am. However, with lots of fruit-bearing trees in the ground and a few more as seed and in pots, … Continue reading

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The Plan – Saskatoon Berries Galore

I have one untouched region of the yard where I want to plant Saskatoon berries. They grow wild around here but I’m going to buy seed from Sheffield’s. Their variety is known to thrive in Manitoba and produces lots of … Continue reading

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The Day Is Done

I had a strange day. I did some of the usual puttering around when a visitor arrived early in the afternoon. We went shooting, first at a rifle-range and then at a gravel pit. I checked out a Mauser 98k … Continue reading

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Absence Of Grouse

One of the privileges of growing old here is that the province exempts us old coots from getting hunting licences for grouse. We have to follow all the other rules and carry ID showing age. Today, at sunrise, I went … Continue reading

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