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  • The Big Bang Mystery Solved

    The mystery of the loud bangs we heard Christmas morning is solved thanks to the news report this morning. Seems that lots of people heard it and called. Apparently it is called cryoseism or frost quakes. You can read more on it here: http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news-story/4294993-northumberland-rattled-by-frost-quakes/

    Well, at least I know it was not a flying moose […]

    Winter In Ontario 2013

    From Thursday night till Monday, we’ve had nothing but ice rain. I have never seen anything like it. Today is Christmas Eve and it’s the first time since last week that I’ve set my foot outdoors. Cold and snow means nothing to me but ice scares the living crap out of me. Our plow service […]

    The Big Melt

    Without a doubt, this is the most unattractive time of year. The snow is melting and everywhere is either mud or very soft earth. Of course what snow remains is dirty looking. Oh well, another few days and the dirty snow will be gone, leaving us with just mud and soft earth.



    Snow is on the Ground

    Ah, but Spring is in the air. How do I know? Yesterday, I killed a spider in the house. The day before, I killed a fly and a lady bug. Believe me, the bugs know when it’s Spring.

    I sowed my seeds four days ago and the tomatoes have already sprouted. By tomorrow I […]

    Spring is Getting Closer

    Last Sunday, in her 91st year, my mother passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She had been institutionalized for the better part of a decade. She is being cremated and did not wish to have a viewing or service or anything. I commend her on her decision. Furthermore, she had it all arranged […]

    Hoar Frost

    Woke up to -24 Celsius or -11 Fahrenheit. In other words, cold. [Show as slideshow]

    After The Storm

    It was a hell of a storm. I loved it. What’s winter without a storm? [Show as slideshow]


    Everything stops during the cold months. It’s actually a welcome respite from all the hard work. It’s a time to evaluate – to dream and plan for the coming growing season. [Show as slideshow]



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