Monthly Archives: January 2014

You Can’t Go Back!

Here it is January and it’s -16 degrees C outside!  The 2oldguyswalking team are looking forward to Spring  when we can get into some real walking routes with descriptions and pictures relating to this blog.  But until then I would like a change of subject and get philosophical here to entertain you with this post. […]

Darling Wildlife Area

Alright boys and girls !  Here’s a riddle for ya !  What’s the difference between a Conservation Area (CA), and a Wildlife Area (WA).  You give up ?  OK, Wildlife Areas aren’t knee deep in walkers and their dogs’ sh!t bags, and Conservation Areas aren’t knee-deep in shotgun shells and beer cans.  Though I’m not […]

Peggy aka Fred

“Have you noticed the one – legged one ?” he asked us with a familiar smile.  We’d exchanged friendly greetings in passing with them, but this was our first discussion.  “Yes we have”, I said, “We call her Peggy, you know,  peg-leg, peggy?  Though technically she doesn’t have a peg …” They both laughed and […]

Ice Storms and Woolly Bears

My neighbour (from the posting “Secret Trails and Hidden Ponds”), stomped the snow off his boots as he entered the garage uttering an epithet (of a procreative nature) regarding the weather.  Just about every morning I drop in for a few minutes to visit and pick-up some precious pearls of wisdom.  This particular morning, a […]

An Alpaca Story

UPDATE April 30/2016 – The damage done by the icestorm of 2013 (mentioned below) has been completely repaired, and Life is carrying on quite nicely for Nancy and her Alpacas. ____________________________________________________________ Nancy poured some feed into my hand.  It looked like a blend of seeds and chopped dried fruit.  Having already observed the impressive teeth […]