Meredith Winkelaar

Haskaps under the Midnight Sun

The haskaps are ready and that is one of the best things about summer in the Yukon. We pick and pick and it feels good. The haskaps are big, juicy, and beautiful. I can’t get over how perfect these berries are. Our buckets are full, our knees ache from kneeling and we’re happy to be surrounded by haskaps under the midnight sun.

Kanye: barn cat turned baby whisperer

Kanye eased his way into our lives like a comfortable habit that’s hard to break. He was a barn cat on my parents’ farm in rural Ontario. A big, orange, fluffy, and very handsome cat. It all started with him nonchalantly passing by the cabin we had just moved into.