Ed Marsh was a true northerner and the son of Northwestern Ontario pioneers. He was born on October 2, 1917, and grew up well off the grid on the banks of the Black Sturgeon River, with nine brothers and sisters. An avid angler, hunter and outdoors person, he was most at home in the woods. Ed Marsh
Ah, Christmas. The family, the friends, the tree, and oh yes, the gifts. That is part of the deal at Christmas, giving things to people. Most folks are pretty happy to get the typical presents: socks, bath soaps and gift cards. However, the outdoors-minded person creates
Winter often comes early to northwestern Ontario. Some years, the ice is already making itself known in early November. If the nights get deep cold, and the snow doesn’t come, that ice can become hard and clear very quickly. On some of the more shallow lakes in the region, it can be safe for “on
I’m not sure if our forefathers hunted from trees, but I expect if they did, it was for short periods of time. Sitting on a large branch in a swaying tree would get old very quickly, and I doubt primitive man had any camo-coloured cushions to keep their bums comfy. So recently, as I was sitting
Blueberry picking, when you examine all its elements, really should not be that popular. To pick this wild delicious fruit, you often have to drive long distances on bad, dusty roads. Then, when you get to the picking areas, it’s cold and buggy in the morning, followed by hot and sweaty in the afternoon.