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Sep 25, 2009 - Day 4

We are worn out from all the walking this week. We made multiple trips over to the plowing fields. It was a real treat seeing the horses and all the antique tractors. Every night we trudged over to the entertainment tent and enjoyed all the local talent. Neighbour Fred, or the King of King as we like to call him, came up and spent the last two days with us. We met up with a couple other neighbours from home as well. We enjoyed a visit and a beer in the beer tent as we escaped one of the few rainy periods we had during the week. This is nice...

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Sep 23, 2009 - Match- Day 2

The RV Park is now essentially full. Jason and I went walking around the Match this morning. It was lightly raining, so we jumped from tent to tent and read many of the local municipality documents. Lumber, mining and agriculture have been mainstays of the region. We met up with John McDonald in the plow fields. He said the heavy clay and dry ground made it tough pulling for his tractor. After lunch we went touring again. Glenna wanted to check out some shops in Englehart and New Liskeard. Jason found a pair of size 14 work boots at the TSE...

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Sep 22, 2009 - Plowing Match Day 1

The weather is perfect here in Northern Ontario. We headed for the gates at 9 AM in bright sun. Jason was dressed in a T shirt and shorts. Ontario Hydro has a boom truck that can reach up 156 feet. They use it to work on the main lines that run around Ontario. For a $2.00 donation to 4H, they will take you to the sky for a look around the Match site. Glenna passed on the ride, but Jason and I got in line. It was a neat view from up there. Check out some of the pictures of what we saw. After lunch we traveled over to the plowing competition....

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Sep 21, 2009 - Earlton

Jason, Glenna and I had a nice drive up to Earlton. We drove up Hwy 11 through North Bay toward New Liskeard. It was typical Northern Ontario bush until suddenly as we approached New Liskeard it was miles of level farmland. Mostly grain, soybean , and canola fields surrounded by progressive looking farm buildings. Many farms had plowing match displays on their front lawns. This whole area has really got involved to make this plowing match a success. There are 2200 serviced RV sites here at the match, and they are filling up very quickly. It...

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Sep 19, 2009 - Heading north- Earlton

Jason has been out of the hospital for a week. It is wonderful to have him back home. Tomorrow we are traveling north to Earlton to tour the International Plowing Match. We have booked a campsite at the match for the next week. We are looking forward to some relaxation and maybe some fishing. I will update when I can depending on internet access.

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