Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Habitat Re-Store

they are taking out the windows, ceilings

cupboards and floors

outside the deck isn't that great

but the 2x6 underneath can be reused again
they'll need a few more days

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Barn Floors sealed

First making the floor smooth

seems like a dusty job

ready to spray

looks good

also the milkhouse
I couldn't do this job, needed fresh air after this picture

Robot room ready for final layer

and the robot room

Monday, July 29, 2019

New Seeding

Just home we right away cut the new Seeding

next day merging

and harvesting

was surprised to see only one truck
and Marc driving it

the other truck had broken down, but so close to the bunks

this was the best place it could happen
it didn't take long and the truck was fixed

and the feed was in the bunk and covered

Saturday, July 27, 2019


we came home to lots of weeds in the garden
but also broad beans to eat

strawberries look good again

working on more weeds

getting there

raspberries are ready
time to protect them from the birds

Friday, July 26, 2019

Cache Lake

We went to a program about Cache Lake

Cache Lake was the site of the Highland Inn
mostly rich people stayed there

but you wonder
the train was right in front

must have been noisy and stinky at times

The railway was very important until the trestle bridge was not safe anymore

the Highland Inn

Would have been fun to see some remnant

but the only things left are the cement steps

 and the fire hydrant, not very exciting

The job has changed much for park rangers
they used to kill wolves, now they are studying and preserving them

The land rent for the current private properties has exponentially
gone up, to discourage private property in the park
also environmental rules are expensive for property owners to comply
and if people want to sell, the government will buy
and clean up and bring it back to nature

Thursday, July 25, 2019


There were blueberries but 
it was hot and there were deer flies 
so we didn't pick that many

enough for pancakes
and a few extra


Rien and I did most of the cooking, 
so Marc and Corinne did most of the dishes

picking blueberries we always hope to see a bear, but no

we did however see more Moose, a Bull and a cow

Wednesday, July 24, 2019


we have our own canoe

used it quite often at Canisbay

and canoeing from Lake of 2 rivers to WhiteFish

that's group camping, an instructor was teaching kids 

what to do when you fell out of your canoe

we went for a canoe trip starting at Cashe Lake

It was tough paddling at places

we went to island lake

couple of portages

going back was so much faster, with the wind helping us

Next big trip only for Marc and Corinne

start at Cashe lake

going down the Madawaska

They didn't take pictures of the many beaver dams
so I'm showing an old picture

looks like he wore his life Jacket

stop at Mew

Finish at 2 Rivers