Easy Fix …

So…..I hate un-natural  city lookin grass on our natural Muskoka lot..  .so I hack it down.

My window bustin (ugggg) powerful Echo gas trimmer required a carburetor kit.   Which would then require tearing the carb ,,..down and trying to remember where all the little parts go

Found this on Amazon….complete new carb including spark plug for about $26.00

Like …are you kidding me???

Zip bang boom..easy fix!

 

Hummingbird vs Ant

So….many Hummingbird feeders are a massive ant magnet.  Once infested with ants the little birds will not drink.

The trick is..one has to devise a way stop this theft.

A few years ago….I built an exotic.. ..ant mote from stainless steel that didn’t  work.   The next day or two I happened to touch up something with a paint can….wait what..here is my mote

I got a good piece of solid wire..just bigger than paperclip diameter.   I drilled a tiny hole through bottom of cup middle.  I then inserted the wire through the hole and bent a hook on each end..  Once that’s done ..I use hardware store epoxy to glue it in place.

Once set..set it up..fill the mote with water…really pisses off the ants.

As a bonus….other birds drink the water..

As a note ..I did see the other day..some have come up with this idea….maybe from my old FB post and sell it as an option.

 

 

 

 

Seriously…Is This a Dumb Move

3 BEER CANS SCREWED TO A BOARD AND SET AFLOAT IN THE LAKE ..

So…this floated up on my shore…but this type of stuff happening  over a wide range of venues  anymore…

Simply no common sense thinking!!

OK….weekend skier maybe would see it…..but some of us cut the wake at a high rate of speed…not looking for killer items in water..

What about kids on tubes ..driver doing a good job for fun…kids have no chance to avoid…a potential death blow

 

Return of Muskoka Passenger Rail .. Have Your Say

Have Your Say! Survey Supporting Return of Passenger Rail Services to Northeastern Ontario

Information Sent To Me....see survey below 

DID YOU KNOW? 51% of passengers riding the train on the north/south line before it was cancelled in 2012 got on or off the train south of North Bay.

Transportation to and from Muskoka is important for several reasons:

  • Our population more than triples with seasonal property owners – resulting in more congestion on our highways.
  • Imagine if we  invited our family and friends to come by train? Particularly interesting if Ontario Northland connects with the GO service and the rest of the GTHA.
  • Imagine if they could come up after work Friday and return Sunday evening?
  • The reality of living in Muskoka with good internet service provides an option to commuting to Toronto for employment.
  • Visitors from around the world could come by train – a very common mode of transportation in other countries.
  • Best of all – you may be able to avoid the 400 parking lot!

WHY DO WE NEED PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IN MUSKOKA?

To serve BOTH our residents and visitors with sustainable year round travel north and south.

Restoring passenger trains to service Muskoka and points north will provide huge benefits:

  • Access to many more patrons;
  • Scenic rides attracting more tourists;
  • Reduce carbon emissions – rail produces 10 times less than road, 20 times less than air;
  • Safe, reliable service during inclement weather and traffic accidents (road closures);
  • Ease of use for those with physical and/or financial constraints;
  • Relief from increased fuel costs – less wear and tear on roads;
  • Less tiring and more comfortable than other means.

View this clip  April 21, 2019 CTV  Rail Service 

I may be contacted at 705-783-1924 or lakeofbays.lucille@gmail.com

Lucille Frith Co-Chair NEORN and CPMRT

RETURN OF RAILWAY SERVICE

 

WATT…A New Direction

Well..who has wandered around..checking out the new LED bulbs..trying to match one indicator …WATTS…,,to new ish codes on boxes.  Well me..so here is the NEW way to look

We need to look a 3 parameters:  

  • LUMENS
  • KELVINS
  • COLOUR RENDERING INDEX  (CRI)

Lumans:

We can start off with brightness measured in Lumens.  Yup..the higher the lumen the brighter the bulb.  So 450 lm would be about the same as 40 WATT bulb up to 2600 lm which may be about 150 Watt bulb

Kelvins

Next..we can  look at colour feel of your room.   Choose this Kelvin number depending on what room..I would guess rec room really bright..living room a bit softer.  So…2700 to 3500 K soft yellow tone…then..3500K then a softer white of 3500K to 5000K.   The brightest being 5000k to 6500K

CRI

Next we look at Colour Rendering Index,,,this is used to bring out the real colours of an object.   Try a number in the mid to high 80s

A site with un-biased information would be..SAVE ENERGY

 

 

 

Regatta..Don’t Miss an Awesome Time

Annual regatta is being hosted in Launch Bay August 17

The event is well run..something for everyone….many team events.  Bring guests and family.. ..the focus is on kids.

The event is at Jons cottage to the right of the boat launch.   We will update information as it comes in…

ALSO…Jon has informed us the boat launch dock is in.