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Hello :)

I am doing really well with my title of Worst Blogger Ever. But it’s not my fault, really! This internet thing up north is not quite up to par with the rest of the southern world. I have written a few posts only to have them fail to upload. So I gave up. I’m trying again…If this post works, I’ll post something worth reading soon 🙂

Memory Lane

Growing up, we had a neighbour who would stand on our verandah, and peek in the kitchen window while we were eating supper. “Go home _____” was a regular supper saying. I never thought it was strange, it was just the way things were.

We also had a cat who liked that window. Clawdette would jump up on the screen and wait for someone to notice her, and then let her in the house. I’m not sure how many times the screen had to be replaced, but I know that Clawdette heard her fair share of, “Get down!”

Even on this little island in the Hudson Bay, the window watching continues. We heard some strange noises during supper last night. And then it caught my eye…

This little guy climbed up the fencing under our house to see what was going on. “What’s your name?” He asked. Jennie didn’t give her name, but she did yell, “You be careful!”. He nodded, then hopped down.

One thing that I’m still having a hard time getting used to is the kids that come to the house, asking for food. I tell them to go home and have supper. They say they are poor and have no food. It’s hard to see the look on their face as they gaze at my girls, all dolled up in princess dresses. Clean. And the smell of a home cooked meal in the oven.

We were thrilled to meet another family in town last week. They moved here a few weeks before we did, and somehow I had no idea they were here! The most exciting part was that they are Christians!! It will be great to have believers to fellowship with, and join with us as we listen to our online services from back home.

Spring is still trying to spring. It is June 10th, and the bay is still mostly frozen over! It snowed two days ago! Mittens and hats and long undies are still part of the dress code. The pictures sent from home overwhelm me…so much greenery, so much colour, so much to take in after staring at snow at rocks for so long! I can’t wait for our trip out in a few weeks!

That’s all I’ve got for tonight…

The Land

On Saturday, the hubster took us girls out on the land for an adventure. I love the way they say it here, “going out on the land.” We bundled up and hopped on the honda, and went out to see what was out there!

It was a super duper bumpy adventure. Having a baby tied to the front of me, and a toddler on each side, made for an interesting ride 🙂 We didn’t see any wildlife, but we did get some beautiful views of the bay. The rocks were covered in what looked like berry bushes, and I’m hoping someone who knows the land will take me out sometime and show me what berries are okay to pick!

The girls were so excited for this…ever since we saw the hondas in the garage last week they’ve been looking forward to a ride. I’m sure we’ll have many more rides in the future, but I hope it warms up soon! Even with our expensive mitts on, we were cold!! Um, isn’t it the end of May? I’m not sure that this place ever sees a real spring or summer!

We’ve been told that in a few weeks there will be beluga whales in the bay, and I will have my camera ready for when I hear the gunfire of a whale hunt! We’ve also been warned to stay inside until the gunfire ends. These people are rather interesting!!

Life up north has been great so far…I’m sure we’ll have many more adventures to come in the next few years!

Welcome to my new blog!! The old address was tricksy to work with ever since my email address changed. So here I am!!

Feel free to join my family as we take on the great Canadian North, as part of our journey to the East Coast. We’ve been living on an island in the Hudson Bay for two months now, and have been really enjoying it!

I will do my best to update with pictures of our adventures.

Hope you’ll tag along!!