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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #740 on: October 25, 2018, 04:16:52 pm »
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #741 on: October 25, 2018, 04:29:34 pm »
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
Well the trips during school holidays while in the Uk one could write a book about. He normally went back packing in Europe.
Very interesting thing happened when my folks after getting married and toured Europe again they met a captain from from the East German army in Germany. He asked would you like to go see East Europe I would smuggle you in.
Yes my folks said. So he smuggled them in on a army truck and they toured all over east germany in three weeks.
Then they came home and the first teaching job both got was in Hermanus. This was now late 50's.
They lived in a small flat and after being there for about a month there was a knock on the door one evening late.
My father opened and two gents asked if they could come in.
They said they want to ask them some questions about their travels.
They knew everything about the whole east germany trip and how they got in and left and where they stayed in that time in eastern europe. My folks confirmed everything and said they were just there because they wanted to see the place.
After they said yes on all questions asked both men left. They were SA secret service. Can you image they had spies there in the 50's!!!? :o :o

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #742 on: October 25, 2018, 04:33:17 pm »
WOW ChrisL! What a life adventure! Especially for those days... And all that in 7 years?
Well the trips during school holidays while in the Uk one could write a book about. He normally went back packing in Europe.
Very interesting thing happened when my folks after getting married and toured Europe again they met a captain from from the East German army in Germany. He asked would you like to go see East Europe I would smuggle you in.
Yes my folks said. So he smuggled them in on a army truck and they toured all over east germany in three weeks.
Then they came home and the first teaching job both got was in Hermanus. This was now late 50's.
They lived in a small flat and after being there for about a month there was a knock on the door one evening late.
My father opened and two gents asked if they could come in.
They said they want to ask them some questions about their travels.
They knew everything about the whole east germany trip and how they got in and left and where they stayed in that time in eastern europe. My folks confirmed everything and said they were just there because they wanted to see the place.
After they said yes on all questions asked both men left. They were SA secret service. Can you image they had spies there in the 50's!!!? :o :o

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #743 on: October 25, 2018, 04:39:51 pm »
They "lost" their Morris Minor  in Toronto once for three weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :lol8:
They went to some club and it got snowed under while there and they could not find it for three weeks.

I thought of something I wanted to ask you about the lumber harvesting in winter last night.
Is it done by machine or chainsaw?

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #744 on: October 25, 2018, 05:16:34 pm »
They "lost" their Morris Minor  in Toronto once for three weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :lol8:
They went to some club and it got snowed under while there and they could not find it for three weeks.

I thought of something I wanted to ask you about the lumber harvesting in winter last night.
Is it done by machine or chainsaw?


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #745 on: November 02, 2018, 07:01:12 am »
Temperatures are consistently below zero now. The poor bokkies are getting the last bit of green grass before the snow comes




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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #746 on: November 02, 2018, 09:50:21 am »
Voel soos gister wat julle op die lake geski het en nou bibber julle alweer?!! :eek7:
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« Reply #747 on: November 03, 2018, 08:24:41 am »
If only this wagon could speak.....It was brought here by the original homesteader in the 1930ís all the way from North Dakota. I found it in the bush and managed to move it back to the old original yard site. As the farm changed hands somebody must have moved it in to the bush where we found it. I managed to speak to the old man who was the neighbour of the wagon owner (he was a very young boy back then). He will see if he can trace the family for me. He told me how they were trapping beavers lynx and muskrats and how they took those skins in a similar wagon to a place 150km from here because they got a better price than in town.


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #748 on: November 03, 2018, 07:45:15 pm »
Temperatures are consistently below zero now. The poor bokkies are getting the last bit of green grass before the snow comes




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Then low hanging branches/leaves for winter? or do they move south immigrant?
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #749 on: November 04, 2018, 02:58:55 am »
Correct. They will dig in the snow to get what they need like leaves, twigs, shrubs , acorns etc. ( and the short grass on my lawn)Their matabolism slows right down so they donít eat as much, and they have lots of fat stored.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #750 on: November 04, 2018, 03:07:12 am »
Hunting season!


Bokkie biltong  :drif:   :peepwall:  :imaposer:


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #751 on: November 04, 2018, 03:25:13 am »
Hunting season!


Bokkie biltong  :drif:   :peepwall:  :imaposer:


I'm still wearing shorts and tee shirts down here immigrant  :pot:  O0
Hunting season indeed. It was opening day yesterday. The countryside was full of quads and trucks driven by men in bright orange shooting at everything that moves. :biggrin:  I will wait for things to quiet down a little before I go for a walk.
The last time I wore shorts was in September....
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #752 on: November 04, 2018, 10:24:21 am »
 men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #753 on: November 04, 2018, 12:16:03 pm »
men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?

Maybe so that a trigger-happy townsman dont shoot you in the arse by mistaking you for an Elk
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #754 on: November 04, 2018, 02:49:58 pm »
men in bright orange

You have to wear orange when you go hunting there?

Maybe so that a trigger-happy townsman dont shoot you in the arse by mistaking you for an Elk
OR they could be mistaken as prison escapees? :o
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #755 on: November 04, 2018, 05:24:10 pm »
Yes. In rifle season you have to. During bow and muzzleloader season you can wear camo.


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #756 on: November 05, 2018, 06:35:07 am »
Going to have to get up a little earlier tomorrow morning to scrape ice off the truck. Our first winter storm is a good one!



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #757 on: November 05, 2018, 06:42:17 am »
Strangely, I hear Sutherland has had snow flurries this morning.  :sip:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #758 on: November 05, 2018, 06:45:33 am »
Strangely, I hear Sutherland has had snow flurries this morning.  :sip:
By the way the wind is blowing here at the moment,  I am sure it came all the way from here  ;)
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« Reply #759 on: November 06, 2018, 07:30:49 am »
Last nights storm was a duzi. Woke up to huge drifts across my driveway but had no time to plow it and be on time for work. I had to crawl at 40km/h in 4wd all the way. Got home tonight and had to deal with this....



I get all my layers of clothes on, make sure the quad is filled up, check the oil and tyres, and when wanted to lift the plow the winch was dead. Nothing. Nada. Just click, click, click. Motherf$&@er!! It was a tough 12 hours at work and I have another 3 hours of snow clearing to do. I was furious $ So I start ripping panels off to see if I can find the problem....


It turns out the cable going to the neg on the battery was not tight. The screw holding it down was stripped. Not sure how that could happen since it was perfectly fine the last 8 years.



Luckily it was an easy fix. Tomorrow I get to do it all over again  :biggrin:
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