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by helicopilot
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Communication & Tech
Topic: Watch
Replies: 6
Views: 31
Canada

Re: Watch

Basic cheap, “no name” fitness tracker/watch. I’m really enjoying tracking my steps and information when I run or exercise; it’s a motivator. It charges on USB, a couple of hours for a week worth of use. I also have an eco-drive (solar) by Citizen. I’m debating spending $300 on the Garmin Instinct t...
by helicopilot
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 123
Views: 2796
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Labour industry?

Trying to get a windshield changed due to severe rock/windshield interaction. Closest appointment is 3 weeks out and they said being completely swamped. That’s at a larger chain place. Tried to call some of the ma-n-pa places and they don’t even pick up the phone.
by helicopilot
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Canadian Discussions
Topic: No shortages?
Replies: 123
Views: 2796
Canada

Re: No shortages?

Had to go to Home Depot yesterday for a quick errand. Had a curious look at the lumber section. Though the racks weren’t as full as “pre pandemic”, I could have picked up whatever I would have needed for a small project. Quick glance at the price and though I can’t remember what I should have expect...
by helicopilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Alberta
Topic: On Sale This Week
Replies: 171
Views: 28074
Canada

Re: On Sale This Week

Canadian Tire has basic (“economy”) 9x12 tarps on sale for $3 this week. Picked up 5 today. In time to cover 540 sqft worth of garden from the upcoming early frosts... :(
by helicopilot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Food Storage
Topic: 5 gallon pail
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Canada

Re: 5 gallon pail

71,000 calories for $33, that is pretty dang good!
by helicopilot
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 2330
Canada

Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Surprisingly, North of Edmonton, it was warmer this AM at 6 than at 9 pm last night. No frost.

Should be good for a couple of weeks if the forecast is right.
by helicopilot
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 2330
Canada

Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Its 9 pm, and on my deck the temperature reads + 2. Expect a killing frost tonight for those in the country. Last night was operation “Frost Fighter”, covering the garden with tarps. Then showed the final product to Mrs HP and stating “see, this is why I always need tarps when they come on sale!” F...
by helicopilot
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Protective Hedge
Replies: 5
Views: 40
Canada

Re: Protective Hedge

A Facebook group I belong to asked the same question about harvesting berries. One person took a video, taking a frozen branch and gently “whacking it” onto a towel covered countertop. Berries and leaves flew everywhere but after rolling the towel a few times, the berries came loose while the leaves...
by helicopilot
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 2330
Canada

Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Surveyed the damage after work. By and large, things are ok. Most of my winter squashes have at least some damage. Summer squashes are fine. Outdoor peppers, tomato and cucumber plants have some damage (especially cukes), but most of my plants “heat-loving” plants are inside my greenhouse, thank goo...
by helicopilot
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Gardening and agriculture
Topic: Protective Hedge
Replies: 5
Views: 40
Canada

Re: Protective Hedge

I’ve tried freezing parts of branches and using a fork like I do with other small berries, but it makes a mess in the freezer, takes a lot of room and when running a fork through, it doesn’t peel as well as currant and you also still end up with leaves everywhere. So I’m now just tediously picking t...

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