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Trees damaged by Ontario’s worst ice storm 2012-1013

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

This winter has been a going concern for many folks in Ontario.  Our trees this year have taking a real beating with the high winds, freezing rain, heavy wet snow and more freezing rain.

When we first got hit with the ice storm many people in and around the region lost their hydro.

There were power lines on the road, across roofs and hanging in the trees, I’ts been a real mess.

Another thing is some of the big trees that landed on septic beds may very well have damaged the pipes in the bed with the sharp snapped off branches that plunged to the ground.

Most areas have a lot of snow so with my experience it makes no sense to try to clean up the broken branches until some of the snow melts away, this way no branches will get left behind.

So whats going to happen to all the trees with broken branches? Well in my opinion if they’re not too badly broken they will survive, some are best to be turned to firewood.

Some trees with broken tops still have parts of the branches hanging on the tree. This could be dangerous because at some time or another that branch will likely fall to the ground. So be careful in any event when you’re around these trees, a fallen branch could cause injury or be fatal.

Some of the trees can be replace with smaller trees if there is no way of saving them, or a nice rock garden may look good where the tree is.

I will post some photos of some of the damage in my next post.

 

Curly Maple Bullet style pen

March 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Curly Maple Bullet style pen

These bolt action bullet pens are great gifts for the outdoors person.
They write great as well. Have a look on the Knots to Bowls website to see more like this handcrafted pen made with wood from Ontario, Canada.

The Mini bolt action style pen is new. There only 4inch’s long.

Magnum Blowing Steam

March 25, 2012 6 comments

Magnum Blowing Steam

Kentucky mountain Stallion horse just waking up.

Little house on the back road near Rockwood

March 24, 2012 3 comments

Little house on the back road near Rockwood

This house has a interesting type of paint job.
It’s not too far from where I live here in Rockwood.

Stormy Sunset In Rockwood

March 24, 2012 3 comments

Stormy Sunset In Rockwood

My weather station in the sunset

March 23, 2012 2 comments

My weather station in the sunset

This is a photo of my weather station.
The wind was blowing and the sunset looked great
I took this photo on my farm in Rockwood last winter from the window of my wood shop.

Wood water wheel in Eden Mills, Ontario

March 23, 2012 3 comments

Wood water wheel in Eden Mills, Ontario

This wood water wheel is not too far from where I live (Rockwood)
I drive by it from time to time, so I thought it would make a good picture.
It was take with my Nikon D90 with a 18-105 lens.