Monthly Archives: October 2014

What If I Had Turned Left?

Have you ever wondered what your life would have been like if on your journey through it you had turned left instead of right!   Glad you asked…yes I have many times. My first ‘wonder’ would have to be of my working career.  After escaping high school I accepted a job working for my uncle Stew […]

You May be an Old Guy If

One of my favourite reminiscences during the Jeff Foxworthy “redneck craze” was my cousin Dave. Foxworthy suggested “You might be a redneck if any member of your family has died immediately after saying HEAY WATCH THIS!” My cousin Dave, seated on his motorcycle, on the crest of a granite precipice, uttered these words some twenty […]

Ball’s Mill/Lime Kiln Trail Review

This posting is a trail review but be warned, a history lesson as well!  I have combined the very short but beautiful Lime Kiln Trail and the trails of the Ganaraska Conservation Authority’s historic Ball’s Mill Conservation Area to provide an easy walk and a pleasant way to while away a few hours on a […]

The Hollows Trail Review

I’ve been looking forward to writing this review for some time now. My problem has been how to approach it. There are actually two trails that, with a bit of gravel road walking, provide a loop. Loop walks are always preferred even with a bit of roadway. Of course, you could treat either as a […]

A Sign of the Times (?)

Last Wednesday, Ranger and I went in search of shaggy mane mushrooms for Doug the Maple Syrup Guy.  Doug calls them “Fall Morels”.  A week ago, we brought him a coupla big ol’ giant puffballs Ranger spotted in the bush on a trail through another one of his relative’s properties (that relative doesn’t make the […]

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up ?

Don’t make the mistake of trying to live your failed Life through your children.  Don’t push them to become the doctors or lawyers that you wish you’d been, ‘cause the best you can do for your kid is to guide him/her toward a career in arboriculture. Then they can afford to be totally unreliable, never […]