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…

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…

A Traveller’s Grief

I think it’s all of the quietude of this place… The evenings alone when everyone has left and all I have is the wind in the trees and the ice breaking on the lake for company. It’s getting me thinking.. Not necessarily thinking but I guess my thoughts are wondering. It could also just be…

The IEC visa experience

Everyone has a different experience regarding the IEC working holiday visa, and as I am about to share my own experience I cannot speak for anyone else’s but perhaps it can provide a little guidance and consolidation even as I found it to be quite a worrisome and eye-twitching long moment in my case. I…

A little dragging of the feet…

It seems that I have run away to a long hot shower and worry-free night in a house away from the wilderness. I was excited to go back to some home comforts all day whilst continuing my trail-cutting work. Yet, now that I am here and it’s all warm and cozy and my hair is…

How I Got Here

So I’m working for food and board at a ranch resort somewhere north of Saskatoon now.. Not for long just a month or so before I then head over to Ontario for another similar set up. After a year of waiting and nail biting I finally received my Canadian 2 year working holiday visa. I…

Dans Le Beginning…

It looks like I will be blogging from my iPhone as I have very little internet connection out in these woods… Probably shouldn’t be connected at all and ‘at one with nature’ but one realistic step at a time I think. Happy to be placed alone out there but admittedly I have enough weakness that…