Author Archives: Heather Renee

Changes

The Lessonslearnedinthebush Blog was created as a place for me to put down stories of the time I spent living and working in the bush.  For a time, after losing my second child, it became the safe, anonymous place for … Continue reading

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Singing the Darkness Away

It was late in the season as we moved camp for the umpteenth time to a remote site bordered by snowy mountains in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon Territory. By now I was well-broke in to wrangling horses in … Continue reading

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A Change of Mind (Cast Iron, Soap and the Messiah)

When I first started cooking in camp, I was taught the “proper” way to care for cast iron pans. I was told that it was strictly forbidden to wash cast iron with soap, as it would take the seasoning off … Continue reading

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The Way of Freedom

Today is Remembrance Day and my Facebook feed is flooded with pictures, thoughts and gestures of remembrance to our veterans who fought for our freedom here in Canada. I watched one special done by CBC about why the Dutch people … Continue reading

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“Go Live in the Country” They Said

“Go live in the country.” they said. “It’ll be fun.” they said. These thoughts were running through my head as I attempted to dig down to my septic tank. Apparently, according to the septic guy I had over to clean … Continue reading

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What do Mosquitoes, A Monk, Caribou and the Church Have in Common?

It’s been a long and busy spring and summer and I apologize for being so long in posting anything new.  I wrote this little piece a few weeks back for my church and I’m just now finding the time to … Continue reading

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Wintergreen, Saskatoon Berries, and Northern Bedstraw

The season was drawing for a close at Northern BC Heli-fishing Adventures on the Nakina, so my son and I took advantage of an afternoon left alone in camp. After fishing for a while down at the Home Pool and … Continue reading

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