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Make My Day!

I just went out to get the mail, dressed for the cold. Fortunately winds were light and it wasn’t that cold. I didn’t freeze my nose nor fog my glasses. OTOH, I was greeted by the sight of fresh snowmobile … 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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Bill Gates Does Some Good

“Bill Gates warned against denying climate change and pushed for more innovation in clean energy, during an event Friday at Columbia University in New York.” See Bill Gates warns against denying climate changeI hate Bill Gates. The harm he’s done to … Continue reading

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Warmer Winters

“-24 °C-35 °C Feels like: -32 POP: 10h Snow: 0cm 24h Rain: 0mm Wind: NW25km/h Average High: -11°C Average Low: -19°C Extreme High:2.8°C[1996] Extreme Low:-40.6°C[1916] Highest Precip:6.6mm[1935]” See Lockport, Manitoba – Monthly CalendarI hate winter. It’s harder to get enough exercise, … Continue reading

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Feeling Good!

I think I am over the election of Trump. If I ignore him, maybe he will go away… Yesterday I began in earnest to plant some seeds for the spring. I’ve been stratifying some seeds in the refrigerator. Fortunately, TLW … Continue reading

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2016 – Mixed Results

“I was also all kinds of awesome – in ways that left you a better place.” See Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 20162016 was a mixed bag. TLW and I finished planting an awful lot of trees on the … Continue reading

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Hares, Damned Hares, and Statistics

I love hares. I love them fried, boiled, roasted, stuffed, and even wild being fruitful and multiplying. If I had a yard full of mature trees and they visited to nibble on a few seedlings I wouldn’t mind. If I … Continue reading

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Why I love Seeds

“Shadblow Serviceberry berries are used in making jams, jellies and pies. The berries are eaten by songbirds, bluebirds and robins. The Shadblow Serviceberry is a stunning fall foliage tree with orange, gold, red and green leaves.” See Shadblow Serviceberry Seeds – … Continue reading

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Front Porches

“For the past 15 years, someone has been murdered on a porch every three weeks on average, according to Chicago police records. Many are shot because they find themselves innocently in the line of fire. Sometimes they are caught in … Continue reading

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Getting Older

“Last month, police started offering discounts for noodles at local restaurants to elderly citizens who agreed to hand in their driving licenses.The offer followed a series of deadly accidents involving elderly drivers — a growing problem in a country where … Continue reading

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Birds And Bees

“Canada’s health regulator is planning to ban a controversial neonicotinoid pesticide, which it says has contaminated waterways and killed important aquatic insects.” See Health Canada proposes ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths See also Feds move to ban common neonicotinoid insecticide, … 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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