Category Archives: The Little House in the Bush

Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #7 – Leaving Strathcona

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Spending time these days near the city where I was born has meant frequent meanderings down memory lane. Today it was more a stroll down memory avenue. Strathcona Avenue is a long residential street in Thunder Bay’s north end, Port … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #6 – Waking Up

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Mornings at the Little House are, for the most part, lazy. On waking, I wander into the kitchen where coffee is waiting. Dan is a morning person and up with the sun so the coffee is always ready. I head … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #5: The Treasures Under the Stairs

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When we bought the Little House in the Bush a few years ago, it was partly to ease the transition for my mom into an apartment in town. It meant that she didn’t have to empty the house right away. … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #4: Chance Encounters & Unexpected Pleasures

Life at the Little House in the Bush is full of surprises. Some more unexpected than others. This is a story that began more than ten years ago and came full circle this week. Back before Sweetie and I bought … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #3: Treasures, Memories & Five Hours Sweetie will Never Get Back

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It started as an outing in search of a small china cabinet but turned into an afternoon steeped in memories and nostalgia. A couple of years ago, my mother gave me her wedding china. It’s stored in a kitchen cupboard … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #2 – Trash Talk in Murillo

Rural living has a bit of a learning curve. One of the first changes for us was realizing there are no large trucks engaged in curbside trash collection. We store garbage in the garage and once a week, load it … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Little House in the Bush #1 – The Call of the Wild

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This place is good for the soul. It’s been two years now since Sweetie and I purchased the Little House in the Bush, a modest raised bungalow on a chunk of Northern Ontario bush. Just shy of 12 acres, the … Continue reading

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