Mar2021

Winter at Wabatongushi #5

A Blog Series by Elorah

Here I am, four months into…winter? I’m not sure if it actually is winter anymore. The weather has been absolutely abnormal this year. Just a few weeks ago, I was seeing -40 overnight. In the past few days, I’ve seen rain, sleet, snow, and everything in between…along with some moose!

Feb2021

Winter at Wabatongushi #4

A Blog Series By Elorah

In these socially distanced days, regardless of where we live, it seems that we all share one pastime: eating lots of snacks.

Last week, I wrote about having a constant sense of psychological overstimulation out here. One of the activities that really slows time down for me and keeps me grounded is cooking– and gathering some wild treats! While the first foods that come to mind are the delicious fish from Wabatongushi and surrounding lakes, and partridge and moose from the autumn hunt, there are plenty of other foods out here. This week, I want to share with you the wealth of the boreal forest, and some of the traditional foods in the area.

Jan2021

Winter at Wabatongushi #3

A Blog Series By Elorah

Greetings from Lochalsh in these last days of January! At the end of the month, I’ll have made it halfway through the winter season and this little project of mine. Time here is an odd sensation. Either days pass with little indication aside from what television show is on and weeks– if not months– are suddenly gone, or one blue sky afternoon seems to last for eons.