Lifestyle

Autumn Morning

October 1, 2012

Already the sun is rising late. After 7:30 where I live, and it is going fast. Thankfully the dawn arrives well before the sun pokes...

Summer Morning

July 1, 2012

The sun rises to the north-east long before sleep is ready to give way to the day. I half wake as the first rays of...

Wolf Lake Red Pines

June 1, 2012

I first travelled through the Wolf Lake area more than 30 years ago. We travelled by canoe, paddling and portaging through clear lakes and cool...

Violets

May 1, 2012

Spring flowers are in full bloom, much to my surprise. It seemed that the forest floor was brown as ever, until I noticed the violets...

April Promises

April 1, 2012

After the shortest winter ever, I find myself looking out at a landscape without snow. I’m torn between the sadness of losing the ice from...

Preparing for 2012

April 1, 2012

If this period is genuinely heralding in a major geological event, some out-of-the-box thinking may be required. On January 5th, 2012, at precisely 8:00 pm,...

Creating a Healthy Home: Extended Resource List

April 1, 2012

I have studied and used all of the information and devices listed here. Our home and cottage were assessed by the people I list here...

Creating a Healthy Home: Reducing Dirty Electricity and EMF Radiation

April 1, 2012

Strategies for Removing or Reducing Dirty Electricity and EMF Radiation “She’ll redecorate your home from the cellar to the dome and then go on to...

Lake Walking in Late Winter

March 1, 2012

This is the warmest winter ever. I’ve become so used to temperatures hovering around the freezing point that it seems really cold on those few...

Here Comes the Sun!

February 1, 2012

February is a most wonderful month. Because of the LIGHT! Gone are the dark days of November and December. It is colder, yes. Minus 31...

Up North and Off Grid: Kukagami Cooking

September 1, 2011

After 27 years of our guests telling me I should write a cookbook, I finally did, just in time to send out copies for Christmas...

Loon Songs

June 1, 2011

A northern June morning.  Frost on the roof, a chill in the air. The lake quiet, perfect reflections glisten in the clear morning air. The...

Up North and Off the Grid: First Canoe Trip

May 1, 2011

The ice wasn’t off the lake for more than a day or two before we packed our bags and were out for our first canoe...

Blackflies Love Bananas

April 1, 2011

Here we are, barely a week into spring, snow still lies heavily in the forest, why in the world would I be writing about blackflies?...

Mid-Winter Thoughts

March 1, 2011

The snow has come, the snow has gone, the snow has come again and life is good in the bush. The ski trails are in...

Get Going! Steps for Clarifying and Achieving Your Goals

February 1, 2011

“If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and endeavour to live the life which you have imagined, you will meet with a...