SOMETHING DIFFERENT IS HAPPENING…THAT MUCH IS FOR SURE: 1955 versus 2019
(comparing 1955 with 2019….March Break)
GLOBAL WARMING…SEEMS TO HAVE SKIPPED OVER US
Which of the following pictures were taken in March 1955 and 1956? As opposed to 2019? Easy to do. Way back in 1955 and 1956 we spent our March Break
on camping trips to the Etobicoke Creek which was then a wonderful wilderness to us. We slept outside and spent our time exploring
a number of abandoned farms. We did not give much thought as to why they were abandoned but just revelled in being outside in the
fine spring weather.
Today, our March Break is totally different. Ice and snow…plummeting temperatures. The idea of camping does not come into anyone save
a lunatics head. At our farm I skirted this piece of scrap iron frozen in ice…potentially lethal.. One slip and the body would be sliced into fine sections.
Some would wonder why I saved it. Elsewhere on the farm the signs of mid winter abound.
Two of Andrew’s employees give mute testimony to the cold. Find them. They were helping to load artifacts for the forthcoming TV series
“Anne with an E”. There was so much sheer ice that some items could not be retrieved. Only gallons and gallons of hot water eventually
freed the anvils. Moving them by hand to the truck was another problem.
So we talk about global warming. And I agree something sinister is happening around us. Insects, amphibians, birds, turtles, groundhogs
are dwindling alarmingly. And elsewhere in the world temperatures are sky rocketing. But here in the Ontario heartland we seem to be
having an extended winter. You figure it out. The only creatures out camping around our place are the coyotes…lots of them.
We never saw or even heard a coyote back in 1955 and 1956.
March Break 2018
P.S. Just getting from the farmhouse to the road was no easy task today as you will
see when you spot Marjorie.
Pictures taken in mid March today and also back in 1955
Andrew using the ATV to try and get the wood wheeled wagon to the road…not easy.
Pictures of Eric Skeoch, Alan Skeoch and Big Red Stevenson and Brian Hetherington.