Thursday, March 29, 2007

Changes on the way...

Mark Twain wrote " a journalist is a reporter out of a job". He also wrote "I am not an editor of a newspaper and shall always try to do right and be good so that God will not make me one." Hmm... Well things are gonna change. Stay posted.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Growing Stuff

I started growing stuff last week. No!, not THAT kind of stuff... I am growing herbs. And it's not THOSE kind of herbs either. I am gonna try my hand at growing basil, sage and chives. It's not because I am being cheap... although there is that advantage. I just figured it would be fun to see if fresh herbs make a difference in my cooking. I set up a few growing pots in the kitchen with a UV light and already tiny little sprouts are coming up. I will keep ya posted.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Spring has sprung!!!

Today is the first day of Spring. Yup. It’s today. Not March 21st. Spring is no longer determined by the calendar, according to NASA. It’s determined by the position of Earth in relation to the sun and occurs on the vernal equinox, which is the day when the length of daylight is equal to the length of night. The first day of spring in Timmins is rather mild. What a change from last night when we had a storm with high winds, white-outs and it resulted in schools being closed and the highways shut down. And tomorrow, the forecast is rain! There’s a saying in Timmins … if you don’t like the weather, just wait ten minutes, it’ll change!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Things you DON'T want to see while ice fishing...

Hey what can I say? He caught a fish and had to bend over to pull it out of the hole in the ice!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The latest buzz...

I was deleting some of my old photo files when I found this shot of a honeybee on a thistle. It’s a good reminder that the warm weather is not too far away. In other news I got a note from my favorite sister-in-law Loni ... she says she is on leave from Afghanistan and will be home for a few weeks. I sure hope Ron gets caught up with all of his housework! : )

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Funny Church Sign

Good Doctor? Bad Doctor?

Check out this website to find out what people say about the doctors and dentists in your town. It's called: - - It’s interesting to read. I think people love to complain about their doctors. To do a search, just enter the name of your town and you will get the list of local physicians. We all have friends that seem to know more than the doctor does… but the next time you get sick, will you go see that friend, or go to a doctor?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Looking for gold...

It’s no surprise to see a diamond-drilling rig at work in a mining town. This one is set up behind our office, about ten metres away from the hiking trail. This diamond-drill is searching for gold. It’s called a diamond drill because it uses a diamond studded drill bit that drills a hollow tube about two inches wide and a mile deep, into the rock. The driller then hauls the drill tubes up, twenty feet at a time, containing core samples that tell where the gold is hidden.
The drill cores are stored flat in these wooden boxes which will be shipped off the lab where they'll be studied to see how much gold there is down the hole.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Take Mother in Law for a ride eh

Okay I am not making this up… some guys call this the “mother in law” sled. I was out on the trails Sunday and saw this cool set-up. It’s all enclosed and it’s a good way to bring youngsters along for a day of sledding.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Grrreat neighbors

It's happened twice now. I've been out and about lately. And when I get home after a snowstorm, my driveway is clean and clear. So thank you to the good neighbor or neighbors who have been so helpful.