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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Sunday 9 August 2009

Summer is a time to get some outdoor gardening done. We are almost finished a project that we've been wanting to do for years.

The people that built our house set up some very small planting areas, and they did it in a way that the driveway comes right up to within 24" of the front of the house, and a sidewalk is right against the side.

That's fine in a city lot, but we live on a rural lot that is 1 1/2 acres. We have some space to not crowd the house!

So, we pulled up whatever plantings were in these zones, built up some retaining walls, filled it with fresh soil, and put plants back in.

Here is just after we start putting the plants back in. We've added some more since the photo. Its looking a lot better, and will look better yet, as they grow in.

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