Wednesday’s Wanderings #19.

Good morning once again everyone! I hope you are all feeling well and having a good day so far! Time for a cup of coffee, and a nice treat for everyone, coffee flavored cupcakes. They are delicious. Now just sit back, relax and let’s have another story from the past. Now we are back out to the cottage again, though it was not yet built at this time. But I had finished a small cabin a little further away from where the cottage would go. This would be a nice little place to be close to nature and watch things up close and safe. That was the idea anyway. So I was spending a couple days out there by myself, something that probably wasn’t the smartest idea, since there was no way to call for help if I needed it.

But generally I was quite careful when by myself. Well, sort of anyway. There was a road that went in a circle on one part of the property. The whole property was 162.5 acres and the road covered about 20 acres of it. It was nice for an early morning or evening walk which I always did while out there, even though by this time I knew there were bears around. One morning I was up early and ready to go for my walk and looked out each window of the cabin, there was one on each wall so I could see good.

No sign of anything out there so I went out and stood by the door which I had just closed. My car was parked on the road about 20 feet away. Then I saw movement on the other side of the car! A bear? Sure enough, it was! He spotted me and started running toward me! I just got in and had the door closed and his big paws were on the window of the door! It was a good solid door but only that little door latch holding it. And because it opened inward it wouldn’t take much for that bear to push it open.

I was ready with an axe just in case, but he got down and left rather quickly, walking slowly down the road where I had planned to go for my walk. I waited until he was out of sight then went out to my car and drove into town for breakfast at the local restaurant. So much for my early morning walk. After that I added a second door that opened outward and added a good deadbolt to the inside door. Made me feel better anyway and I could sleep peacefully at night. The joys of country living. Ready for more coffee and cupcakes? Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

30 Comments on “Wednesday’s Wanderings #19.

    • Probably not with the kind of thin door frames of today. A door is only as strong as the frame it sits in. One did break in afterwards when I wasn’t out there, probably still smelled food though I didn’t leave any behind. So then I put a metal bar across the door when I stayed out there.

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  1. That was close🧐 you sure the lock would save youπŸ€” what an adventurous country experienceπŸ˜… Hope you enjoyed the delicious breakfast☺️

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    • Well, the lock would make it harder for him to get in at least.πŸ™„πŸ» But he did break in after that when I wasn’t out there,πŸ˜¬πŸ™€ so then I installed a metal bar to put across the door when I was there. That would stop him.😁🐻😳
      Yes, I enjoyed my breakfast, then went for my walk when I got back.πŸ˜πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ²

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      • So you did walked πŸ™ƒ that must be a thriling experience. I doubted about it, see the locks didn’t work πŸ™„ glad you came up with another idea, you are an Ontario Genius ❀️πŸ₯° Have a good day πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  2. You must be sweet! You attract bee’s 🐝 and bears 🐻 becareful not to get caught in the rain!! You might melt with all that sugarπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. That squirrel pic and the saying were hilarious ! I am laughing while answering your blog ! However, the bear situation was NOT funny ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜»πŸ™‚πŸ»

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  4. After this story, I might need another cup of coffee. This bear encounter was much too close for comfort. Steve, it looks like you had everything under control . . . especially the nearby axe.

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    • Yes, that was too close with that bear. I always kept an axe handy just in case. I finally put a metal bar across the door because the bear did break in one time when I wasn’t there. He probably could still smell food though I never left any behind. Thanks Richard!

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