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US Trip

Ironically, on Father’s Day the US managed to separate our tiny family too — I had to go on a business trip leaving Shauna and Devon at home. It was a long, lovely drive to Boston, and I had plenty of time to think about the policy of caging young …

Spring Migration

Each spring we try to make it to Port Rowan to see the bird migration. For one week we live in a tiny log cabin and spend our days wandering through marshes, beaches and forests amazed by everything we see. So many birds! This year spring arrived later than we …

Spring Camping Trip

It hasn’t been the warmest spring, but we decided to take Devon camping at MacGregor Point anyway. We packed all our warmest sleeping backs and a small electric heater. We still froze overnight. The temperature dropped to 4 degrees by the lake, but it was worth it: Devon the whole …

Four!

Devon turned four this weekend. Such a big boy! Because he’s big enough now to start remembering trips, we decided to take …

Scran & Dram

New Hamburg floods every spring, sometimes spectacularly. I wanted to show Devon the flood plains, so before meeting Shauna for dinner we …

Bugs and Butterflies

For the past two weeks we’ve all taken turns fighting the flu. I got sick first, then Devon and Shauna spent this …

Niagara Winter Hike

We picked a great time for a winter gateway. Just as the “bomb cyclone” was ramping up and temperatures were dropping, we …

Success!

The cat house Devon built has been a success. Gigi was hesitant about it at first, but now loves to sprawl in …

Cat House

It took team work, planning, and perseverence but we did it: we built a cat house for Gigi. This summer I scavenged …

Shark!

Devon came down with a cold this weekend, so we decided to join forces with three additional toddlers for a road trip …