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April: The Untold Heroism of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Ma

I finished a reading challenge! *Pats self on back*

Then again, this month’s challenge asked me to pick a book from my childhood, and Little House on the Prairie‘s target audience is, what? 1,482 more words

Children's Books

Do I Have to Do Laundry on Mondays?

I did not grow up on a typical northern prairie farm.  My family has always lived out in the country in “the hills.”  My husband (from here on called “Farmer”) calls us “hillbillies.” 791 more words

Farm Life

Surviving -40*C

It has been well over a week since the temperature outside was anywhere above -20 degrees Celsius. On Christmas Day, Winnipeg was colder than Mars, colder than the North Pole, colder than you can even imagine (unless you’ve lived it, that is). 548 more words

General Posts

First Snow! + my fav sugar cookie recipe

Yesterday was our first day of real, here to stay, snow!

Normally, I am not jazzed about receiving this much snow in one day. On a regular day, it happens over night, and it means waking up to cleaning off the car, praying it will start, and fighting off a panic attack all the way to work. 393 more words

General Posts

If you're S.A.D and you know it, clap your hands

You know that absolute gut-wrenching feeling you get while coming down from a really fun night out? It is a mix of nostalgia for the fun you were having just an hour ago, a home-sickness, and a panic that the sun is starting to come up and you are going to feel awful, very soon? 420 more words

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YVR->YWG: One Year Later

The start of August marked one whole year of living in Winnipeg again. In that time, my partner and I acquired a second pup, a REAL house (not a condo!), some cross country skis, a second car (that I actually drive to and from work every day), some new friends, new neighbours, and new neighbours that turned out to be old friends. 858 more words

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