Emily Bulmer is a longtime Smithereen who enjoys subjecting herself to unscientific experiments in living. She occasionally records her findings and reports positive results most of the time.
When the robins are back and the pussy-willows are in their prime, northern gardeners emerge from hibernation and start pacing around the piles of snow and sodden earth, trying their best to be patient until spring really arrives so the planting can begin.READ MORE➦
I cuss, you cuss, we all cuss for asparagus!READ MORE➦
A slight breeze rustles the aspen leaves, and on it drifts the distinct scent of a northern summer. It could be a campfire or a Bar-B-Q, but when the days are long and when the salmon are running, the smell of smoke carries with it the flavour of curing fish and the promise of good eating throughout the winter.READ MORE➦
As the snow melts and reveals muddy pathways, neglected dog deposits and last fall’s unfinished yard work, many people just want to get the heck out of town.READ MORE➦
A hot sauna is the perfect place to recover from a hard day of physical labour, a stressful day at work, or to relax with friends and enjoy good conversation. Northerners crave heat during the long, cold winter, and having a sauna is an inexpensive alternative to hopping on a plane to a tropical isle.READ MORE➦