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Some Businesses Just Don’t Get Customer Service

I bought some equipment from a company with a great “brand” a couple of years ago and it stinks. The clutching is very jerky and the drive belts get chewed up. Wanting to find any further information which might help … Continue reading

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Enough With The Rain Already!

Here we are in June when we expect the odd thundershower. Last year and the year before we had months of drought. Now, Nature is trying to fix the average in one year. We’ve had two weeks of frequent rain … Continue reading

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Yipee! The Garden Is “In”!

I’ve been working at it for a month but this morning I finished planting the last seeds for the garden, the quick-growing stuff like radishes and spinach and a few others. I spent a lot of time on corn and … Continue reading

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Guilt

Guilt is a key motivator of humans. Guilty humans will go to great lengths either to deny error or to compensate for error. I’ve been feeling guilty all day today. I got out in the garden early to plant stuff … Continue reading

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Resume Gardening

I started planting two weeks ago but a week of cold/rain, a warm space and another couple of days of rain has delayed things. I have corn/peas planted. My shrubs are at the Post Office. The weather should be good … Continue reading

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GO!GO!GO!

I’ve been watching the soil-temperature data (from an NT server run by the Government of Manitoba…) and with the sunny hot day we had yesterday, I have determined to plant the garden. There’s only one day of mild freezing in … Continue reading

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White Spruce and Caragana

I am not sure what “white spruce” is. They all seem green to me… but I was helping an elderly relative pack and was offered a collection of seeds. I was assured these were seeds from the old homestead where … Continue reading

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Plumbing

I went shopping yesterday for a few items. One was parts for a water-manifold for the garden. I need several hoses running from time to time and the old manifold just died. It didn’t last long so I will do … Continue reading

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Bad Day At The Office…

Today was not a good day. I was in the process of mowing the weeds when the transmission on my 29 year old John Deere mower locked up. I am not sure whether the transmission actually broke or the sensor … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle

Yesterday, having caught up with my seeding, I did other things for my land. I finally got around to fixing the old mower’s deck. The mounting bolts I thought were rounded off were actually coated with grass-juice… I sharpened the … Continue reading

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Emergence

About two weeks ago, I began to seed my garden. Recent developments: I have finished seeding corn by hand, one per square foot, 500g of seed…about 4500 kernels. I hope my friends show up to help eat the crop. I … Continue reading

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Planting Corn

Last year I had the best crop of corn of my life despite a drought and distraction by renovation of the old homestead. The weeds nearly won… This year I will change to a smaller patch more densely planted. The … Continue reading

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