Age: 65+

Member since September 2013

Retired educator- recently widowed- gentleman farmer -

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Love being retired- never a dull moment- just starting with an R.V. Heading West in November- very excited - an unending list of projects to work on. Plan to "mill" some 50 assorted logs to use in building the "Great Room". The 1947, London Transport RT Double Decker fascinates the grandchildren and visitors, when they're not swimming, bouncing on the trampoline, playing on the soccer pitch, or joy-riding on the golf buggy ! 4 offspring have produced 9 wonderful grandchildren.
So far this year some 20 litres of Maple Syrup, 25 litres of Rhubard chutney- time to make the apple sauce and apple juice.

In late July-August, help yourself to whatever is growing in the vegetable garden !

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"jack of all trades- master of none" . Rural properties require lots of maintenance, year round. The '47 8N Ford tractor and the '54 Cockshutt 30 like attention. Mowing 5+ acres requires on-going maintenance of the mowers and whippers! Trees need pruning-felling, milling- The snow needs blowing- the garden needs tilling- more machinery to maintain! Farm buildings need upkeep and there's always something in the electrical or plumbing field to work on.

Thank goodness for the internet- consulting is so much easier these days. In spite of all the technology it's still in my blood to put pen to paper to write those tracts on education!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

This is a first for me. A true neophyte. Traveling West to Vancouver/Victoria B.C, via Toronto/Niagara and then into the U.S. skirting the snow line ( I hope). In mid Jan will head South down the West Coast of the U.S. across to Florida, returning North via Savannah ( I have a brother there) and then back to Ontario by late Feb 2014. for the sap run.

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philby's Rig

1985- Chevrolet - Glendale. 23ft. Class C. In original condition. Classic. Shag carpeting on the floor and patterned wallpaper.