• HOMESCHOOL,  LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Petrofka Spring – Exploring Saskatchewan

    Once again, one of my goals for this year is to get out and explore Saskatchewan so a couple of weeks ago when my friend Robin asked if the kids and I wanted to head out to Petrofka Spring with her and her boys one morning I jumped at the chance! I had actually never heard of Petrofka Spring until she mentioned it so I read a little about it online, apparently because of this spring many Doukhobors decided to settle in this area back in 1899. Truthfully it’s a small little spring but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much the kids loved playing near it and following…

  • LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Candle Lake, Saskatchewan 2014

    I’m on a mission to go on five day/weekend/week trips throughout Saskatchewan this year. This is number five, you can also check out one, two, three and four. Our last camping trip of the summer was a short but sweet one. We had five nights booked at Candle Lake but due to weather we ended up only staying two of the nights. (But, I am so thankful we did, the first night back at home we had one of the loudest thunderstorms I’ve heard in a long time, that would have been crazy loud in our tent!) We went camping at Candle Lake for the first time last year and one of…

  • LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Rowan’s Ravine | Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan

    I’m on a mission to go on five day/weekend/week trips throughout Saskatchewan this year. This is number four, you can also check out one, two and three. Last week we had such a great time camping. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, the lake was beautiful and our campsite had an amazing view of the sunset each evening. Oh, and there were almost zero mosquitoes. Can it really get any better than that? This was our first camping trip of the year (another one to come in a few weeks), we went with Jared’s parents and sister, they had a camper and we had our tent. We were there for nearly…

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    Another Day at the Lake | Waskesiu, Saskatchewan

    Last weekend we went to our third lake of the summer (only 99,997 more to go to hit up all the ones in the province), and I’m getting closer to completing #23 on my list of twenty-eight things. We went to the lake with Jared’s family to celebrate both of his sisters’ birthdays. The weather was not the greatest, it was warmn but extremely windy (a cold wind) but thankfully we were able to claim a gazebo in a sheltered area so we didn’t notice the wind except for a few gusts here and there. Jared and I call Waskesiu the Banff of Saskatchewan. It’s a touristy little town that…

  • LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    A Day at the Lake | Martins Lake, Saskatchewan

    the drive: Petrofka Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River Friday was a day off for Jared and we decided to try and do some fishing (fun fact: I have never caught a fish, each year I hope this is the year I finally do). This was our second day trip of the summer (our first being the lighthouse at Cochin). When we got to the lake we realized all the docks were private, so there was no where for us to fish. Boo. So we drove a few more kilometers away to nearby Martins Lake (good thing Saskatchewan has 100,000 lakes!) and decided to just let Raeca play at the…

  • LIFE,  LIVING,  SASKATCHEWAN,  TRAVEL

    Saskatchewan’s Lighthouse | Cochin, Saskatchewan

    For my birthday last week my wish was to go on a little day trip and see a place in Saskatchewan that I’d never been. I chose Cochin, to see Saskatchewan’s only lighthouse. If you know anything about Saskatchewan, you know we are a land locked province, so the idea of a lighthouse is kind of . . . pointless. This one was built in the village of Cochin as a tourist attraction, and while it is nowhere near the ocean, it is right between two lakes; Jackfish Lake and Murray Lake. We were lucky that last Wednesday was also really the first warm day we’ve had here all year…