Chanterelle mushroom season is upon us here on Vancouver Island. That means I am taking my travelling companions into the forest to reap this golden chanterelle bounty. If you need help identifying chanterelles, click here for a great article. You should always double check with someone in the know if you aren’t 100% sure. You can always take a few into a mushroom buyer and ask them to confirm for you. Better… Read More
Are you ready to have something better than bread for breakfast or a sandwich? When you are camping do you want to feed your kids something more nutritious than a hotdog or marshmallow, that can be roasted on a stick or even in a pie iron over a campfire? Well, don’t panic, there’s bannock!
“The robb’d that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” William Shakespeare, Othello Stuff: A paradox in Drayton Valley When I started this journey a year and a half ago, I did so with the idea that RV living would be a temporary adventure until I found a suitable piece of land and built a small house in Alberta. I had packed up my stuff,… Read More
Travel between health districts is banned in BC for now. With Covid cases rocketing across the prairies, and only a handful here on the island, it seems prudent to stay put. Here in the sun. On a beach. On the East coast of Vancouver Island. While I miss little George, wee Stella, and the kids, and an adventurous way of life, exploring the wonders that Nomad life and Canada hold, here is… Read More
O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley We sure didn’t escape the bitter cold of winter here on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. But like all the other resolute Canadians, we’ll survive. Especially if we have dogs! I haven’t written for a while, hoping the mundanity of winter would ease up and something eventful would happen. But I guess life is really just a string… Read More
“Wild women are an unexplainable spark of life. They ooze freedom and seek awareness, they belong to nobody but themselves yet give a piece of who they are to everyone they meet. If you have met one, hold on to her, she’ll allow you into her chaos but she’ll also show you her magic.” ― Nikki Rowe It began like this: I have trained thousands of dogs on the West Coast of British… Read More