Monthly Archives: February 2011

Safetyhat, can save your life in many ways

1967 Muchalat Inlet, full storm. Nils and me worked up Jacklah River, thinning forest, and every two weeks we would make a trip to Gold River, for supplies like fuel and oil, and food staples. We had a 15′ aluminum boat … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Short stories, Work

Power to the people from a 6″ pipe

Fish farms were established around B.C. from 1982, all of them needed electric power, and that was usually a small generator running on diesel. A few tried some solar power, combined with batteries, a good solution for lights, TV, radio … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Misc, Nature, Work

Wake a sleeping moose

Southbank in the winter. It was one of those winter wonder days, weekend, lots of new snow, not too cold, and a shining sun. We had some visitors from Lower Mainland, and in total we were four adults and four … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Moments, Nature, Short stories

17 stings and a bottle of vodka

1967 Jacklah River, B.C. Nils ….. and me worked there all summer, thinning forest that had grown since the logging about 15 years earlier. Only the trails remained, they were used by deer and bears, not many other walked them, but … Continue reading

Posted in Nature, Work

X-country skier no. 117, proper language and smelly alarms

1967 – ’78 Scandia Ski Shop, 4th. & Burrard,Vancouver, B.C.  The ski shop was doing very well, we were the very first shop to import and sell x-country skies and jumping skies in Vancouver. That was the reason I started a … Continue reading

Posted in Misc, Short stories, Sports, Work

Fat Rat, nice to touch

I have a dislike for rats, mice, wood rats, water rats, and a few others of God’s creatures. I fail to see their useful purpose in my balanced nature, and I kill them when and where they bother me. Rats in … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Misc, Nature

Big sow, old lady, and Sophie that lowed cats

1982 + lived at Mission Point, Davies Bay, in Sechelt, B.C. The property was alongside Chapman Creek, a good salmon river, especially for dog  ( Chum ) salmon,  and a few other species that was not as visual. The chum spawns … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Nature