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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

Wednesday 4 April 2012

The spring weather is coming a little early this year.  I am putting my tomato plant that I kept all winter, out into the sun.  The harsher conditions of intense sunlight and wind are a little hard on it, but this hardening off stage is important.

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Unknown said...

Hi, Doug--I'm really impressed with ur overwintered tomato plant; does ur site already have notes on ur preparations and method for taking the plant out of the garden to overwinter it, and then bringing it back out of its' dormant state? I really want to be able to replicate your work on my own--especially the rare or grafted varieties that might be difficult to find for next year....i'd also like to know about the productivity of that particular tomato plant as the growing season progressed; whether it required any special care; and whether you were able to overwinter the plant for a second winter. Any other details that you can supply will be appreciated, too. :-D