Thirty and thriving?

En fin… It is my 30th birthday today. I feel like a post is in need.  Although I don’t have too much to say about turning 30… it’s just another number after all… but it does seem to be a ‘milestone’ birthday.  Gone are the twenties – seemingly the adventure years, the freedom years and…

Ah L’automne!

It has been a while since I have posted any news… I don’t really have an excuse.. only “life gets in the way”. Pffft. Whatever. I’ve been quite lazy and enjoyed every minute of it. I tried to get immediately back into the normal world as I know it by working for a well known…

Au revoir la Ferme!!

These guys following me around as I do my chores ❤️Not goodbye I hope, perhaps just a “see you later” whilst I get my shit together and find a place in this country with salary and concrete walls.  I’d like to stay in the industry… If I cannot be on a farm, perhaps I can…

La dernière semaine  

As the title states, this is my last week on the farm in Ottawa Valley. I definitely feel sad about leaving. This summer has been amazing. I’ve learnt a lot, grown stronger physically and mentally (remember those dark Saskatchewan nights!?) I’m a little confused as I don’t want to return to ‘urban life’ . I…

Life and Death on the Farm

It was a sad day on the farm yesterday… My first experience dealing with death here. Unfortunately it is not my first experience with it in my life. And the presence and closeness of it looms above my head like a dark cloud if I allow it. But, yesterday. It was right there. The morning…

Times, they are-a changing…

It’s now been three + weeks since I’ve arrived here and it feels like I’ve been in this place a century (in a good way). I’m trying to compare it to my Saskatchewan experience of solitude, “personal growth” – to an extent and peacefulness… But I can’t. Used to being an only child and spending…

Ottawa Valley Farming first week

Another week, another farm. After my week off of road tripping I have arrived at my second 3 month stint at another farm in the Ottawa Valley. I’m no longer living in a cabin in the woods but I trailer on the farm. It’s very different but it’s still nice. It’s gonna get hot in…

On the road.. Saskatoon to Ottawa

I packed my farm boots and gloves (and the mountain of my other belongings) into my lovely blue pick up and hit the road east to Ottawa. It was a 28 hour drive to Sudbury non-stop according to google maps so I allowed myself three days including two nights rest on the way. I was…

Last Saskatchewan weeks photo diary 

Busy days and quiet nights… Full time hard work at the ranch whilst relaxing in the evenings. Slowly getting used to the night sounds (mainly silence) and appreciating the solitude.  I have already been away for one week and the memories are fading… But hopefully these photos help sum it all up. My jobs varied…

Northern Lights

As I was going to bed last night I caught a glimpse of some lights in the sky.. And finally, after one month I was able catch the northern lights.  These were mostly green and blue lights coming out from the forest. The coyotes started howling (and lasted the whole duration), the geese and ducks…

I’ve got blisters on me fingers!! 

Still picking rocks this week… Some are small and some are massive! Just can’t believe how big they get, it’s amazing how much talking to myself about the size of the rocks I pick up – as I pick them up. Followed by a tractor which I hurl my rocks of various sizes into and…

A three-week photo diary

It’s already been three weeks out here and I only have two left before my three day drive to Ontario so it’s time for a photo essay. My first week was very intense with snow and new places, new people. Leaving Saskatoon City to a more northern community before heading out to the ranch. Population getting…