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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #300 on: January 13, 2018, 01:13:07 pm »
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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #301 on: January 14, 2018, 02:54:48 pm »
Found this dead white tail deer in my driveway when I got home from work this morning. Something dragged it a few feet, but I could not see any obvious tracks. The wind blew a little last night and may have covered it. Will look for more sign when I wake up this afternoon
She seems to be in good condition after this cold winter. Possibly wolves, and a small chance it could be a cougar.



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #302 on: January 14, 2018, 05:25:00 pm »
WOW ..... at the temp....and WOW at the present in your driveway  :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #303 on: January 14, 2018, 06:09:23 pm »
Not shot/wounded and died where you found her?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #304 on: January 14, 2018, 07:37:26 pm »
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her. 
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #305 on: January 14, 2018, 07:53:36 pm »
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her.

I take it your not Vegan. :sip:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #306 on: January 14, 2018, 08:02:25 pm »
I'd grab my sawz-all and at least cut the backstraps out of her.

I take it your not Vegan. :sip:

Hell no.

I like flesh, especially Venison backstraps.  The Filet Mignon of the deer.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #307 on: January 15, 2018, 03:27:10 am »
Those backstraps would make awesome biltong...  :peepwall:  :drif:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #308 on: January 15, 2018, 04:30:04 am »
Those backstraps would make awesome biltong...  :peepwall:  :drif:
If only it was that easy. One of the benefits, and in this case the downside, of living in a first world country is law enforcement. The law says if I want to take meat from that dead deer, I have to phone the ministry of environment, and they will send a conservation officer to come and inspect the carcass. Once he is satisfied that the animal was not shot with rifle or bow, he will issue me with a permit to be in possession of the meat. If it did have a gun shot wound it would mean it was poached (because hunting season is closed) and an investigation will follow. I will not get the meat in that case and it will be donated to the food bank. The "fish cops" as we call them, have a lot of resources to investigate crimes, like DNA  and ballistics labs etc. And the penalty for poaching is harsh. Big fines, confiscation of all firearms and license to posess firearms, lifetime hunting and fishing ban and jail.
When I woke up this afternoon the deer was gone. Tire tracks and boot tracks , but no deer  :imaposer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #309 on: January 15, 2018, 11:08:18 am »
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #310 on: January 15, 2018, 11:56:12 am »
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:

 :imaposer: just tell him you'll keep him warm  ;)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #311 on: January 15, 2018, 12:10:18 pm »
Could you please stop showing how cold it is  :P :P I am trying to convince THROTTLE that a move to maple country isn't such a bad idea and snow pictures aren't exactly helping my case.  :patch: :lol8:

 :imaposer: just tell him you'll keep him warm ;)
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #312 on: January 15, 2018, 12:23:20 pm »
Maar die DING moet ook ingeprop word woordat hy warm maak.  :peepwall: :imaposer:

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #313 on: January 16, 2018, 02:56:04 pm »
Na ek nou al die tyd spandeer het om die freads te lees moet ek nou ernstig begin werk anders moet ek ander werk loop soek. Thanks vir die info en die chat - verstaan nie alles van die huisbouery nie maar nogtans baie interresant.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #314 on: January 18, 2018, 06:32:41 am »
Remember I said that if the vapour barrier between your drywall and insulation is not a 100% air tight you will get frost in your walls and attic? Well this is what it looks like



I screwed up with the exhaust vent for the hood above the stove. >:( >:(



When I installed it I did not have a drill bit to go right through the inner and outer wall, so I eyeballed it. Needless to say I was a few mm off centre and the ducting did not line up. But a boer maak n plan, and I used a few small pieces that I slid in to each other. So each section could bend a little till it all fit together



I was really impressed with myself that it worked. I was 11pm at night and I told myself I should come back tomorrow after work to seal it where the sections join each other otherwise the hot humid air will leak through the joins and cause frost in my wall. Well, I completely forgot.......and only remembered yesterday.
This is what it should have looked like



I will drag a shopvac in to the attic tomorrow and suck up all the frost before it melts and possibly cause water damage
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #315 on: January 18, 2018, 09:36:35 am »
Yoh  :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #316 on: January 28, 2018, 02:46:08 am »
I bought a leaf blower that was on sale at the co-op the other day. I thought it would be a good way to blow snow of the cars rather than using a broom. It worked pretty good. And way more fun!



Then I thought I would go for a drive to check my fences to see of any trees fell on them during the past week. I could not even get past the gate and got stuck. And it wasn't even deep snow.





 But got out after shovelling for a while. It doesn't take much to get stuck. The snow builds up under the truck, and when you stop it "sucks" you down. The tires just spin on top of the ground. To dig out you have to go on hands and knees and reach under the engine and start scooping out snow. No respectable Canadian leaves home without a shovel and waterproof pants for situations like this.

So I went home to get the snowmobile. Found this big tree in the way, but lucky for me it missed the fence by a couple of feet.



I was surprised to see the graders out on a Saturday afternoon. He must have wanted the overtime.




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #317 on: January 28, 2018, 03:49:32 am »
Immigrant, that is pretty cold, the ice melts and water causes headache. Slowly starting to understand your building methods. It is intensive to say the least.
If your drive way is blocked and you are snowed in ? How do you get to work ? No work no pay i suppose  :sip: Or do you have special rules / or time keeping for that.
we had one scorcher of a day(pool water is = ambient temp) and would love to come and dig out that GMC of yours, even if it takes me months.  :imaposer:
 

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Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #318 on: January 28, 2018, 05:43:12 am »
Immigrant, that is pretty cold, the ice melts and water causes headache. Slowly starting to understand your building methods. It is intensive to say the least.
If your drive way is blocked and you are snowed in ? How do you get to work ? No work no pay i suppose  :sip: Or do you have special rules / or time keeping for that.
we had one scorcher of a day(pool water is = ambient temp) and would love to come and dig out that GMC of yours, even if it takes me months.  :imaposer:

With regards to a blocked driveway. When they predict heavy snowfall, I set my alarm for 3:00 am (normally get up at 04:30) and start plowing. You have to plow wide at the beginning of winter, because as the season goes on, you run out of room to push the snow



It usually takes me about an hour to get enough snow moved to get out of my driveway. The rural gravel roads are not well maintained during heavy snow, so then you throw it 4WD Low and don't slow down or stop till you hit the highway (which is usually pretty well maintained - plowed and salted).
My employer is a little more understanding if we are late or stuck in snow, but we have to take a holiday. But it's funny how the same people are always "late" or "stuck"  :xxbah:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #319 on: January 29, 2018, 05:53:01 pm »
Kak GMC bakkie wat nie eens in n bietjie geysde water kan loop!! :lol8:

Immigrant ek weet nie hoe julle daar kan leef en oorleef en nog minder jou beeste wat heeljaar buite loop. :eek7:
Ek sweer die dag as ek moet immigreer en ek moet name uit n hoed trek en ek trek Kanada gooi ek die papiertjie terug in die hoed!! :deal: :lol8:
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