Monthly Archives: June 2015

Blinky Birds aka Mourning Doves

Ranger and I were out foraging while the wife was doing some yard work (do I know what I’m doing or what? ). Anyway, she started pulling out garden hose from the South side reel when a mourning dove exploded like a grouse, giving her quite a start. Upon investigation she saw what appeared at first, […]

Pratt’s Grist Mill

Because of Ranger’s love of rustic old buildings, especially grist mills, this story is the first in a series yet to come on local mills that have been recycled into other, usually commercial ventures.  Pratt’s Mill in Cobourg, now better known as The Mill Restaurant and Pub, offers great golfing. As well, the old mill […]

The Port Hope Lakeshore Trail Review

Update June 30 2017. We just returned from walking the AK Marsh section of this trail. Our Wellys were essential to complete the walk. Though the lake has pushed sand and stone inland to create a new trail (about 2 meters back), there are still sections under 6 inches of water. You can walk in […]

Linwood Acres Trout Farms

This sign at the intersection of Ganaraska County Rd 9 and Gilmour Rd greatly understates the experience that is Linwood Acres. I’d been buying fresh, filleted trout and smoked trout there for a year before it occurred to me to do a write-up on it for this blog. However, as I often have to do […]

Why Scientists Lie to You

A confession – by Bushwhacker (retired scientist) There’s a saying that goes, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”.  I believe that’s because it gives the holder a false sense of purpose or direction, as though they had alot of knowledge.  Sadly, this often begins with a scientist. From there, it gets  interpreted by a […]