Tag Archives: Alberta

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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To Fetch an Elk off a Mountain

Nearly every time I feel a deep ache in my lower spine or a weakness in my right hip, I remember the cause of it nearly fourteen years ago on a late September afternoon. I had taken a job as … Continue reading

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A Slippery Slope

I know about slippery slopes. That whole logical argument of how you start down a path and soon you find yourself sliding out of control. I’ve been warned about them. I’ve been told I’ve been on them. I’ve thought I’ve … Continue reading

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Seeing the Garden Through the Seeds

It’s planting season finally, here in Central Alberta. And as I carefully rolled tiny seeds into their beds of soil and tucked them in, I imagined in my mind just how things would start to look in a few weeks. … Continue reading

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To Make a Pie in the Bush

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One of the skills necessary for a cook in a Hunting Camp or Trail-riding Camp is knowing how to bake a pie.  For some reason it is an expectation of many guests that they will be treated to a homemade … Continue reading

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The Hairpin Curve

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I started driving school bus this past week–In the middle of the worst Alberta winter in recent memory.  I had to get my drive plowed out three times in ten days prior to the first day of school in January.  … Continue reading

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Snow Paths

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I got thinking this morning as I was trudging through freshly fallen snow to feed a couple of needy ponies.  Needy because it’s only the end of December and already my pasture is covered with a couple feet of snow.  … Continue reading

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