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Manitoulin Trip

Before leaving for the wilderness for two straight weeks, Devon learned to use the bear spray canister. Because we were heading way up North, Shauna bought bear repellent just in case. I pretended to be a bear, and it turns out Devon has good aim. “Watch out bears!” we said …

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 …

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 …