Retired and loving it. If I'd have known about retirement befor I started my 40 year career with the government of Manitoba I'd have retired first. :)
By: plapman , 1:01 PM GMT on July 20, 2013
Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 18C(64F) with light winds.
Tonight remain partly cloudy with a low of 9C(48F).
Yesterday I took advantage of the cooler weather and cut my front lawn. myself. Today with the Queen home I'll finish the job by doing the back lawn.
When we moved in to this house an uncle gave me a small tree to plant. What a mistake that was. As it grew I noticed a sucker coming up about 20 feet along the fence line. As the years passed I let another sucker grow. Last years hot dry summer must have put the 40 foot tall trees in distress as there's suckers coming up all over my lawn. I wish I'd had know what kind of tree it was when I planted it. My uncle told me it was a silver maple but after looking on the web this winter it turns out to be a silver poplar and have been banned in at least 1 Canadian province due to their aggressive behaviour. I contacted a tree removal company last fall and it's going to cost $6000 to have them cut down. Planting that tree was one of biggest mistakes I've ever made.:(
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Portage La Prairie, MANITOBA
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Updated: 3:04 AM CDT on April 24, 2014