Along the Shore
North Shore—Just about everyone is familiar with two groups of ducks that frequent the Northern Wilds region—the puddle ducks, typified by mallards, and diving ducks, like the familiar bluebill. But sea ducks? What are sea ducks doing on Lake Superior?
Actually, the sea
Finland—If there is a holy grail for the imaginary Saint Urho, it would be the original hand-written poem, “A Ode to Saint Urho.” The poem was phonetically written, so when read aloud it would sound as if speaking
North Shore—Throughout the snow-packed forest in the Northwoods, piles of wood chips can be found at the base of rotting trees; pileated woodpeckers have been busy this winter. Large, oblong feeding holes riddle the trunks of punky snags. Signs of the pileateds’ presence
Washburn—I’ve known a lot of homes, albeit temporary ones. During one stretch, I moved eight times in seven years: truck beds, studio apartments, tents, cabins, canoes and one-bedroom apartments. All of these places have been
Thunder Bay—A cozy house built of steel? Shipping container architecture—using recycled shipping containers of heavy gauge steel as building blocks—is a growing worldwide trend. These containers can carry 30 tonnes of cargo
How to Get Started
My husband and I recently purchased our first home after years of living in an old apartment. Buying a home was anxiety-producing and overwhelming at times, but incredibly rewarding.
We had no idea where to start. We asked parents and friends for advice, but still struggled