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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: September 12, 2018, 07:18:55 am »
Main structure was there. We just added to it and put a new roof on it. Also built the garage (with the green roof. Will put tin on it next year to match the house)
The hunting cabin is hidden in the trees in pic no 1 of the 2nd batch I posted.
The 3rd structure  (i think) you are talking about is an old shed that I am hoping to burn down once it starts snowing.
The school bus come right to our door. We are 16 km from town, and I am 23 km from work. Takes me about 25 min to get to work.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Meanwhile in Canada
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:15:40 am »
Nice - and the black bear - is that just to protect yourself?  :imaposer:
If I have to....but they can actually kill a lot of young calves in the spring after they wake up from hibernation.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/black-bear-attacks-on-calves-increasing-in-b-c-s-cariboo-region-1.3133185

https://youtu.be/2KMvNdOY-ro


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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:25:47 pm »
What do you hunt there - deer? What do you do with it?

I wish we got those half circle blocks here in SA (your fire pit) - so cool.

What a life man. You can be very proud of yourself for everything you have achieved over there.

All the best!
Thanks TeeJay.
We can hunt black bear, moose, elk and whitetail deer. We have very strict regulations as all wildlife belongs to the Crown and it is very well enforced.
The whitetail tastes very “wild” . We grind most of it up and make russians. Except the backstraps and fillets. Sliced thin, coated in a breaded mix and pan fried in butter tastes delicious.
From the elk and moose we cut some steaks and roasts, and the rest mince meat (or as the Canadians call it, hamburger)
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: August 26, 2018, 09:23:05 pm »
Because they ground is frozen half the year everything must be installed below the “frost” line.

How do you determine the depth?
One depth for all areas?
Each area has their own depth?
Is there a standard that governs it?

It varies. Some places it goes deeper than others depending on the soil. Each municipality will have it’s own “minimum”. But it seems that 8feet is the safe depth. If you drive over it it pushes the frost down, sometimes up to 10 feet deep. If your power cable or water line goes under your driveway you run it through a 6 inch steel pipe and bury it a lot deeper. The steel pipe protects the cable and pipe from being cut in half when the frosts layers start heaving
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: August 24, 2018, 06:58:40 pm »
Congratulations to @TheAnt on the birth of his baby boy. 🇨🇦
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Meanwhile in Canada
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:10:17 am »
"Show and tell" at daycare. Apparently his quad goes "waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" and his dirt bike goes "waaa....click.....waaaa....click........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"




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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Motorcycle Sales
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:42:35 am »
I'd love to know how this compares to figures in other parts of the world, first and third world countries.

Interesting to see the higher sales numbers here, even with only a 4 month riding season and 12 million less population ( but the wealth is spread out a bit more). Low dual sport sales compared to the rest. With all the wide open spaces and easy access it is surprising 





Pretty decent quad sales as well




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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:58:56 pm »
A little milestone - passed my bike license. Took me three tries and a why do you ride so badly discussion. Guess I still need to get used to all the traffic rules. Am very happy though.

 :thumleft:  so what are you going to get?
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:25:11 am »
Maybe he and Theant will be neighbours  ;). I am sure he will be fine. Ontario not so cold, but a lot more snow.

Wie is Theant? Buks is nie n biker nie
TheAnt is a WD that recently moved/immigrated  to Ontario
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: April 09, 2018, 03:35:44 am »
Hoe meer hy dit hoor hoe meer gaan hy leer. :thumleft:

Om een of ander rede het engels gewen. Seker maar die maatjies en die tv wat die groter invloed gehad het. My kinders luister in elk geval al lank al nie meer na my nie... :patch:
My suster het besluit haar kuiken sal afrikaans praat en omdat my suster aan spraak diaree ly het sy dit baie gehoor en nou praat/skryf/lees die kind vlot afrikaans alhoewel sy in die buiteland woon. ;) :lol8:
Natuurlik moes sy ook pa se spaans leer en nou is sy vlot drietalig op 12 jarige ouderdom. :thumleft:

Het n gevoel ek sit in dieselfde bootjie eendag: Afrikaans VS Spaans VS Engels
Spaans in Noord Amerika is baie baie handig. Afrikaans, not so much.....
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: December 30, 2017, 01:51:16 am »
Seems like you are settling in nicely Splash. Keep the pictures coming. I find Europe fascinating. But I doubt I will ever go there - to many people. It will make me nervous.
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The rocket launch was scrubbed.

Next launch date is Friday... still hopeful for viewing it, but have to be in Orlando Friday afternoon/evening.


Junior Zog doesn't like working. He says that it is boring, and he can't see why I can't go home earlier...  :sip:

He is in for a rude awakening when he gets older...  :pot:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
My 4 year old asked me the other day "why are you always working so hard" I thought it was the perfect teaching moment and explained to him that by working hard you achieve the goals you set yourself. That a person need to have ambition and have pride in what you do. He looked at me for a while, and said " but why would you set yourself goals if you have to work so hard to achieve them"  ???
His take on life is pretty simple I guess. Lower your standards and work less  :imaposer:
I will have to have this talk with hime again when he is a little older
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: November 21, 2017, 09:03:06 pm »
Good for you Splash, your persistence paid off. Well done !!  :thumleft:
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« on: November 16, 2017, 03:33:06 am »
Yamaha all the way!!  But the kids have some Honda....  :peepwall:







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Africa Info & other International Travels / Meanwhile in Canada
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:50:56 pm »
No double glazing?
All winddows are double glazing. Here are the specs on them for interest sake



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Thanks again Buff and fellow wilddogs!!
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I suggest that posts in the buy and sell does not get added to your total post count - like the posts in "Jou Ma!"
That way a gumtree scammer cannot become a "forum whore" by selling broken shit. High post counts should mean the member has been around for a while contributing to the forum
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Some great news...... Because it's a Yamaha......
Phew....  at least the kid is off to a good start. Good job Buff!! You and the fellow dogs that contributed and supported this kid changed his life forever.
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I was exactly like Velcro when I was 12 (I still am....) except my father refused that I could have a bike. He told me if I wanted one I could by it myself, thinking that it would be impossible for a kid to accumulate enough money to buy his own bike. Well, he was wrong and I bought a MBX 50. When I came home from school one day the bike was gone. The old man sold it.... gave me my money back and said no bikes allowed while I live in his house. I was devastated!
I respect Velcro's dad a lot. Trying to keep Velcro's dream alive even with limited funds. I can't wait to see what bike he will get.
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