Posts From Viki Mather

Off the Grid: 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 31ºC...

The Beauty of the Snowflake

December 1, 2011

Why is it so hard to find six-pointed snowflakes these days?  Are six-pointed snowflakes difficult to generate on a computer? I am nearly illiterate on...

November Winds

November 1, 2011

The winds do blow in  November. And it stirs something in my blood. There’s a bit of uneasiness, and bit of excitement. Branches from the...

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...

Little Snowshoes

February 1, 2011

Like it or not, winter has set in for the duration. I hope you do like it, since it will be here for at least...

Ice Cream!

December 1, 2010

Want to know what is really great about the cold weather of winter? Ice Cream! For you softies who live in the city all year...

Farewell to Loons

November 1, 2010

This is a wonderful time of year to be in the bush. The last of the colours are dangling in the treetops. The morning frost...

Mushrooms Everywhere!

October 1, 2010

Wild mushrooms are late in coming this year, but they are making up for lost time by coming out in abundance. Could be the hot,...

Autumn Walk

September 1, 2010

September arrives in a shower…and the showers continue through the month.  This year, it will still take a lot of showers to make up for...

Fire and Rain

June 1, 2010

Early June, quiet morning. A gentle rain taps on the maple leaves outside my window Rain! How we need it! We’ve had a few days...

Black Flies Love Bananas

May 1, 2010

Black flies love bananas. Black flies especially like to sip the blood of people who eat bananas. Why should black flies love bananas? Clearly, this...

Ice 2010

April 1, 2010

Nobody had been on the ice for a week, maybe two. Except for us. We were on the ice every day…until Tuesday. Tuesday morning the...