ThisWeek


   ..as of JULY 2021, this is a new feature designed to keep you informed of the myriad projects and
                   experiments underway in the large & diverse world of Prolitarianpioneer.com

                                                                                                            ...this week,.Oct 17-23...

       Jim is on the road,..trying to cover some extra miles before the onset of endless winter...took the time on the weekend to grab a

      load of wood from Wildernear...Toum is busy as usual, also threshing some delicious new rice this week!...

                                                                                                           ...this week,.Oct 10-16...

    ...Jim is back on the road with Big Baby,.plus keeping one eye on "Jack Frost"...will probably need to clear the garden this weekend...

    ...Toum is busy as always,.planting growing, harvesting, maintaining, making custom clothes,..and helping to raise a Grandson!...

                                                   ...the stunning Lotus are getting more abundant,..and Toum keeps enlarging the ponds!..

                                                                                                ...as predicted, Jack Frost arrives!...

                                                              ...necessitating the harvesting of the Taters, ( and tomatoes,and beans,and cucumbers, etc )...

                 ...Jim ventured to his brothers' farm for our " TONKA ",giant wheel loader,..in preparation for plowing our lovely, soon to be arriving snow...

                                                                                      Tonka is rather LARGE,.he needs most of the road!...

                                                                       ...Jim also positioned our pet Eagle in the shop for some maintenance...

                                       ...A quick trip to Wildernear ,. to fire up the " Rat Bus ",..a yearly procedure while the old fellow waits patiently!...

                        ...Meanwhile, halfway across the Earth,..our energetic young GardenAngel is busy trimming the vines along the lengthy fences of Shangri-Lao...

                                                                                                            ...this week,..Oct 3-9...

        ...while the seasons for Toum & Jim have been relatively similar for the past few months,..the " seasonal " aspect of Manitoba is starting to

       show itself in contrast to the endless summer of ShangriLao!...Jim is starting maintenance on the front wheels of Big Baby, while making final 

      preparations for winter,.( including a few quick rides in the lingering autumn weather!),..Toum is planting and harvesting as always, her glorious

     7 foot tall rice nearly ripe...New Posts this week on "ShangriLao",.and "Prolomotion"...

                                                                                                          ...soon to be a delicious ripe Passionfruit!...

                                                                                                    ...a Sunday jaunt on a country road beside Wildernear...

                                                                                                             ...amazing giant rice nearly ripened...

                                                                                   ...one of the thousands of gorgeous floral inhabitants of ShangriLao...

                                                                                                                     ...this week,.Sept 26-Oct 2...

          ...Jim decides to take a  whirlwind  2000 km road trip to the Badlands at the juncture of Montana, Saskatchewan, and Alberta,..then returns 

                                           home to commence more maintenance on Big Baby, transplant Raspberries, and build a potato box!...

                                                                      ...Toum is busy enlarging a Lotus Pond,.and creating even more needlework!...

                                                                                                                   ...vintage child's bonnet , with newly added fringe!..

                                                                                       ...one of Toum's stunning floral offerings...more pics will be on "ShangriLao" page...

                                                         ...Badlands as advertised,..hot, dry, and dusty!..."Gentleman's Adventure Bike"performed without a hiccup!..

                                                                                                        ...( more trip pics will be on "Prolomotion"page)

                                                                                                          ...beginnings of the "Potato Box'...

                                                                                                                      ...completed instrument...

                                                                        ...disasembled, ( for passage through the basement door!),...to be re-incarnated below...

                                                                                            ...beginning maintenance work on Big Baby...

                                                                                                                         ...this week,..Sept 19-25...

                                                ...Jim is working on numerous small projects around the yard & shop in preparation for winter...

                                                                          ..Toum shares more of the delicious foods & flowers of ShangriLao...

                                                         ...Jim is trying to turn a section of lawn into a planting area for a Raspberry patch,.with his 35 year old tiller!...

                                                                                  ...a small side project of changing a wheel bearing on his homemade motorcycle trailer...

                                                                                                                 ...this week,..Sept 12-18...

               ...Toum is busy planting even more,..from sweet potatoes to mangoes ,..plus re-furbishing some favourite cloths in her " spare time "...

          ...Jim has finished the second of the "B " train trailers ,..doing some yard/garden work & some fun projects...even preserving some corn,..

                                                                                               ...for Manitoba's infamous 9 month winter!..

                                                                       ...new postings on "Another Starving Heartiest ",." Shangri-Lao",.and "Prolomotion "...

                                                                                                                   ... this week,..Sept 5-11...

                                                                       ...Jim changes from trailer maintenance to truck maintenance ...

                                        ...Toum continues the endless work of ShangriLao,..and happily welcomes the arrival of the new Lotus crop...

                                                                                        ...new posts on "ShangriLao",..and "Prolomotion"...

                                                                                                           ...this week,..August 29-Sept 4...

      ...Toum shares another natural medicinal plant from her " Mega-Garden ",.as well as some of her incredible flowers , including fabulous Orchids...

    Jim is nearing completion of maintenance on the lead trailer of the " Super-B ", including some fancy purple paint!...He is also looking for excuses 

                                     to ride his " Gentleman's Adventure  Bike " around the countryside in search of newly ripened Cranberries...

                                                                                                              ..this week,..August 22-28...

         ...Toum is translating more herbal medicine , this time one,( or 3! ) for Covid,..Jim will try to get a few more berries, ( and keep on preserving beans!)...

          Jim is making alittle more headway on the "Super-B ", plus doing a couple small jobs on the " Tanvan ",..Toum is also adding more fruit trees, and 

         harvesting some " eastern sweet potatoes "...new posts on "Hearticultures",." ShangriLao",.and "Prolomotion"...

                                                                                                                    ... August 15-21...

                                      ...Toum shares more traditional foods/Herbal medicines...Jim does a small paint touch-up on the "Tanvan",...

                                                                              ...builds and road tests another "Gentleman's Adventure Bike...

                                                                        ...and continues ( slowly ),on maintenance work on the " Super-B "...

                                                                        ...new posts on "Hearticultures",.."Prolomotion",..and "ShangriLao"...

                                                                                                                         ...August 8-14...

                                                          ...a peek at incremental improvements to "The Shop",..updates on the "paint job",..etc, etc...

                        Toum will be sharing another traditional Herbal remedy, as well as more of the thousands ( millions?) of flowers at ShangriLao...

                                                 ...new posts on"ShangriLao", "Workshop"(Townsite),"Hearticultures",and "Prolomotion"...

                                                                                                                              ...August 1-7...

     ...while the harvest continues 365 days per year at ShangriLao,.the once-yearly harvest panic in central Manitoba has begun early due to relentless 

          dry weather conditions...Jim is busy trying to re-learn how to preserve fruits & vegetables...Toum shares more flowers and trees from her ever

    expanding Farm-Garden,..as well as more beautiful needlework...Jim shares glimpses of preparations for upcoming Smallhouse basement rebuild,

   a shop ( cool spot ) project,.."Super-B" maintenance update,..and some yard work at the Townsite...

 

                                                                                                                      ...July 25-31 / 2021...

                     ...the world seems to be on fire these days, and lately Manitoba is no exception,..Jim is working on "Super B " maintenance , (  and garden

   watering ),..Toum is watering also, the rainy season not quite yet underway...she shares some glimpses of her incredible tree collection,.some of her 

          beadwork,.and another Herbal remedy grown on ShangriLao...New postings on "Another Starving Heartist",."Hearticultures",." Shangrilao",

         and " Prolomotion "...

                                                                                                                                   ...July 18-24 /2021...

   ...while world events have slowed our infrastructure development at Shangri-Lao ,"Mother Nature's " endless summer marches on...Toum shares pictures

     of many growing things, as well as more home-made medicine...Jim begins some maintenance on our " Super B " trailers, as well as sharing some pics &

     stories of the "Ridem"...New postings on "ShangriLao", "Prolomotion" & " Hearticultures"...

                                                                                                                                   ...July 11-17 / 2021

  ..weather for Toum & I is generally opposite,.night/day-winter/summer,.but we are both in summer-like weather at the moment...while she will now begin

   her rainy season,.and I will begin my last bit of summer...although Toum cares for thousands of plants daily, she is tireless, and during the heat of the day

  she works indoors on endless projects,.some of her handiwork is displayed this week on " Another Starving Heartist"page,.and she shares some traditional

  Herbal medicine on her " Hearticultures" page...new posting also on "Prolomotion"...

 

                                                                                                                                               ...July 4-10/ 2021...

    ...on the Canadian ( Manitoba ) portion of our Life Experiment, the summer is pleasant but rather dry...Jim is spending time mowing grass, watering

            the small garden and freshly planted fruit trees,.upgrading two of our vintage tractors , and putting the finishing touches on our new ( 1976 ) 

        " Gentleman's Adventure Bike "...meanwhile, 25,000 kilometres away, Toum is planting, growing, and researching traditional/ancient herbal & 

       homeopathic information, much of which she translates from other languages...New postings on " Hearticultures" and " Prolomotion" 

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