All posts by “Eugene Knapik

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In the Jailhouse Now

I was thinking about a recording I have on CD of Doc Watson performing an old tune usually credited to Jimmie Rodgers, called In the Jailhouse Now – so I popped onto the YouTube machine to see if there are any other interesting performances of… Read More

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We have loads of catnip growing out in the back garden. I harvested some today, which I’m going to dry in my mushroom dehydrator. When I bought it in and cut it up, the cats were having a great time chewing down leaves!

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Grooming Day

Today was grooming day for Georgie. Memphis was excused this time around since she is still recovering from her surgery and we didn’t want to risk any re-injury in the tub or standing on the grooming table. Lorraine, Georgie’s groomer, worked on him for close… Read More

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Songs about Mining

The other day I posted a version of Sixteen Tons performed by Manitoba Hal. Here’s another song about coal mining by Merle Travis, beautifully performed by The Country Gentlemen. The Mountain by Steve Earle is another tune related to coal mining. Here it is performed… Read More

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Positive steps in Long Branch

We received the following notice from Councillor Grimes yesterday, outlining some very positive steps in managing development in our community. For those who have not seen it, I’ve pasted it below. Kudos to Councillor Grimes – this will help even the playing field. After discussions… Read More

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Grain Scoop Planters

These planters used to be grain scoops from a mill. The metal units are bolted to a thick belt material. They come in 3s and 5s at Nice Old Stuff in Jarvis. I installed these beside the sliding doors on the deck.