RSS

Home & Garden

P1-2019-03-03-LillianNakamuraMaguire-GM-DeathCleaning copy.jpeg

Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Seventy years of accumulation of stuff—that’s what I have in addition to my husband’s “resource,” as he so fondly calls his stuff. Somehow the amount of stuff we collected over 47 years of living together seems to fill our living and outdoor space... Read more

Family and Health

P1-2019-02-13-KenBolton-GV-SnowShovels.jpg

Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

The allure of even a well-crafted, lightweight shovel begins to pale after days upon numberless days of snow upon snow upon snow. There is wisdom in the old saw that everybody likes to complain about the weather, but nobody does anything about it... Read more

Humour

P1-2019-01-17-KenBolton-GV-SeedDreams-C469.jpg

Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Beyond the windows of my study/greenhouse, the temperature is still in deficit mode and falling. Another skiff of snow arrived overnight—the dry, fat, fluffy kind I have no trouble ignoring. It will either blow away, or it will not. It doesn’t... Read more

Humour

P1-2018-10-19-KenBolton-GV-GreenJeans.jpg

Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s official. Apart from a few hardy species that relish cold weather for some absurd reason, backyard garden 2018 has now been decommissioned. Several less-hardy species—tomatoes, peppers, et alia—clung valiantly to life in their wheeled, rodent... Read more

Humour

P2-2015-02-02-SusanClark-Greymatters-StuClark-Woodsmoke.JPG

Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Stu Clark

I’ve always loved the smell of woodsmoke. I know this is not the case for everyone and that too many wood stoves in a small residential area can cause concern. I am lucky to live in a part of town where few people heat with wood. These days, my... Read more

Yukon Winter

P1-2018-09-19-KimMelton-ETYG-PreparingForWinter copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I feel tumbled up against the advance of winter. All summer, the sun pulled me on with the force of a tearaway sled dog and, when the days shortened into fall, it was as if she slowed suddenly to sniff out a piece of news and I hurtled into her... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-07-27-DougSpencer-LWW-CopperRidgeFox.jpg

Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: Doug Spencer

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com Read more

Living With Wildlife

P1-KimMelton-PrairieSunsApples.JPG

Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Kim Melton

A couple of weeks ago, I was stayed in my tracks as I was strolling by one of our apple shelters. They’re coming, my nose told me as the fragrance of ripe fruit wafted out of the open door. I poked my head in. As luck would have it, beneath the... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-09-05-KenBolton-GV-AdvisetotheUnwise.jpg

Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the more interesting jobs I’ve ever held was hosting an open-line show (we secretly called it “open-mouth”) on a private radio station in Charlottetown, PEI. Unlike some parts of Canada—especially B.C., with its tradition of brash (often... Read more

Humour

P1-2018-07-15-KimMelton-ETYG-PlayingPossum - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Last spring was an odd one for us ... As bloom time approached, we watched for swelling buds on our apple trees. We saw some, but many trees kept us in suspense. As the pink petals poked through the ends of the buds on the trees that were coming... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-06-16-KimMelton-ETYG-BerriesandPollination.jpg

Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Kim Melton

“So, is this a boy bush or a girl bush?” I turned from arranging potted trees, at our weekly Farmer’s Market setup in Dawson, to see a fellow holding up a young haskap berry bush. He was scrutinizing it intently, though what he hoped to see, I’m... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-05-16-KimMelton-ETYG-YukonLandscaping - Copy.jpg

Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Kim Melton

I used to focus solely on edible plants, wild or cultivated. The only flowers, trees and shrubs that interested me were those that could contribute to a meal. If they looked nice—bonus. When my partner, John, began introducing me to the... Read more

Farm - Garden

P1-2018-04-27-JeszikaMilton-YSIH-FlowerPot (copy).jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Jeszika Milton

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

P1-2018-04-18-KimMelton-Blooms.jpeg

Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Kim Melton

The tarps and burlap have come off of our tender apple trees, the snow is gone and the ground is drying up. Now we just have to wait for the magic to happen and the fruit to grow, right? Well maybe... Read more

Farm - Garden

DD01.jpeg

Issue: 2017-09-27, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Let’s All Learn Gwich’in With Allan Benjamin from Old Crow Gwich’in Expressions: Gwich’in Ginjik Native Language Read more

Old Crow

P1-Dated-2017-09-27-KayLinley-LiveStructure.jpeg

Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Kay Linley

On a hot day in Dawson City this August, I had the opportunity to speak with the four artists of Weaving Voices: Bo Yeung, Chris Clarke, Jackie Olson and Sue Parsons. We sat in the shade of their intricately woven willow structure located outside... Read more

Dawson City

P1-Dated-2017-09-06-WillowGamberg-Cohousing-Commonhouse.JPG

Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Alison Reid

Cohousing is a concept that has been around for a long time, but in the Yukon it's starting to gain interest as an alternative living arrangement for people of all walks of life. Many groups of people are tired of living paycheque-to-paycheque... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

P1-2017-08-02-Carrie Boles.JPG

Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Carrie Boles

Carrie Boles’ green thumb sprouted back in her hometown, the grassland ecosystem of Winnipeg , Manitoba. While working on a degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Winnipeg, Boles happened to live in a house packed with gardeners... Read more

Yukon People

Suzanne-Crocker-Gardening-3.jpeg

Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Courtesy of the First We Eat Project

The benefits of eating local are well known and documented; it’s better for the environment, it’s better for your health, and it’s better for the local economy. But when you live north of 60 it seems daunting – even in the height of the summer... Read more

Farm - Garden

Cypripedium passerinum.jpeg

Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The calypso orchid, sometimes called the fairy or venus slipper, was already blooming by the end of May and the rest will follow soon. I suspect that the Platanthera obtusata, known as the northern bog orchid, will follow soon. The height of bloom... Read more

Yukon Summer

  • Soil

    Oktay Ortakcioglu Ratoath IRL

    Soil

    tomato plant isolated on white