Here I am, back again after a bit of a hiatus though the winter and March Break holidays. If you are a regular reader you may have noticed that my postings have been less frequent in the past few months, due to an intense family schedule through the winter and fall. Hopefully I’ll be able to [...]
I’m back with a functioning laptop battery!
A family member of mine, who belongs to a hunt camp with some men he grew up with, recently gave me a moose roast and two packages of ground moose meat. Many a settler or First Nations person throughout Canada’s history has supplemented their diet with the meat of this [...]
This is a great image drawn/painted of a French Canadian man around 1858 or 1859. It was created by Frances Anne (Beechey) Hopkins (1838-1919), an English painter whose husband Edward Hopkins worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company. She accompanied her husband on several canoe trips along fur trade routes and sketched and painted as they went. [...]
Here’s an image of a document relating to a matter concerning the land petition of William Ritchie in Dummer Township, Peterborough County, Upper Canada (aka Canada West/Ontario). It was sent around to various people to weigh in on the issue, and when they ran out space on the single page of paper, they simply turned it 90 [...]