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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Whitetail Designs











Whitetail Designs was one of the booths at the Kearney Dog Sled Races on February 6,7 & 8 , 2009. Rachell Huggins and her husband have established themselves a very unique and awesome little business. Check out some of the products they have made using deer hides and a "natural tanning" process. I was amazed at the quality of workmanship and the variety of products they had made from jackets, hats, purses, pants just to name a few. If you've been looking for a very well made and awesome looking buckskin handbag, or coat drop Rachel an e-mail at rachelsbuckskins@hotmail.com

Kearney Dog Sledding







Not even a little drizzle could hold back the dogs during the Kearney Dog Sled Races. Lots of spectators and quite a few teams were present for the events on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the different races ; the food and refreshments provided in the community centre were excellent and provided an excellent place to warm up, have a coffee, hear some music and browse the booths.

Kearney Snow Carving
















Well the weather on Saturday February 7, 2009 could have been a little colder. The snow carving done by John Hetherington, Grace Campbell and Larry Hurtubise was awesome, until around 11:00 a.m on saturday morning, the light rain and winds out of the east took the tip off of the left wing. Quite a few people dropped by and snapped photos, and had their photos taken in front of the piece.

Friday, February 6, 2009

It's Time To Install A Woodstove


In light of the colder winters we've been experiencing and the number of digits in my last fuel bill to heat my house with oil........the decision is in; The woodstove is being installed prior to next fall. More and more people are returning to burning wood to heat their homes now. Some are installing pellet stoves and some are utilizing wood. The new wood stoves are more efficient than in recent years, providing longer burn times and better self cleaning features. I can't wait to sit back and not have to worry about whether or not I can afford to be warm.......I realize its going to take some work on my part. However I could use some excercise, and a day spent in the bush is better than a day spent watching TV. Besides there's nothing better than the sight of a crackling fire on a cold January day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thinking of building a log cabin?

If you're thinking of building a log cabin I came across an excellent resource page http://www.logbuilding.org/downloads.html and thought I would pass it along. Lots of tables, resources etc.

Kearney Dog Sled Races & Snow Carving

If you're looking for something to do this coming weekend, try out the dog sled races in Kearney, Ontario and other events for information on the events follow the link http://www.kearneydogsled.com/family.htm My father John S. Hetherington will be doing a large snow carving........check it out this weekend.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Home made ice Fishing Huts


Do you have a plan for an easy to build ice fishing hut, that is light to pull behind a quad or snowmobile? One that works well and is not only easy to build but also easy to assemble, and take down.........and that works, keeps you warm and stands up in the wind and cold weather. If you do and would like to share your plans with our readers you can either send it to us by e-mail and we will post it here on our blog and also place an article on our website.

ATV Snow Plows


Tell us your experiences, recommendations for ATV snow plows. Please include size and make of quad and year, and the type/make of plow you use. Let us know the pros and cons, and price and any other useful tips or suggestions. With all the snow we've received in Ontario this year, I know I for one may not wait until next year to buy one. If you like you can start a topic on our forum located at http://outdoorsontario.forumotion.com/ Be sure to visit our website http://www.outdoorsontario.net and our online store at http://astore.amazon.com/outdsontar-20?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=56

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