Jeff has a horrible awful cold, so I wandered to the grocery store again on this Sunday morning to get him cough medicine. img_9173

This is about 10:30am. -10°C Definitely hat and mitts weather! The sun doesn’t shine on our house until around 11:30am now. Sometime in November it’ll stop shining on town all together until January.img_9174

I had heard the Yukon River has had some slush on it in the morning, but I keep forgetting to check, so that was my first stop this morning!img_9175

The river is very low right now. It has slowed a bit too, maybe due to the lower water level, or maybe it is even frozen north of here already. img_9176

There is slush moving down the river now. And ice along the edge. A cloud was hanging low right over the river to the south.img_9177

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Our turkey is in the oven. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Jeff is hoping he’ll feel well enough to go moose hunting tomorrow, so today will be our turkey day. We’ve got a 15 pounder in the oven, with dressing. Jeff is napping through the end of the NASCAR race, then I imagine we’ll have the pleasure (yuck) of watching football. Jeff bought me a new book called “Their Own Yukon” which is a book of photos and history of the First Nations people that live here. I’m going to dig into that this afternoon and skip the football.

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I was joined on my wander home from the store this morning by a boy, probably 9 years old or so, who was sent to the store for flour. I just love how children here aren’t afraid of adults, or of going to the store on their own. This must be such a safe, carefree place for a child to be raised. He changed my name to Lucy Lou and aimed to annoy me by making loud crazy noises, stopping just to ask if I was annoyed yet. When I said I wasn’t, he said I was a tough nut to crack. He was asking which house I lived in, because the town is small enough that people know where everyone lives, usually by the colour of the house and the general area of town.

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I love living like this, walking to the store for just an item or two at a time. There is no traffic. The store is small. I don’t need to drive there.  This town is really my utopia. Where else would a young kid be in the check-out in front of you, and turn and ask if you we’ve met yet!?

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Here’s a couple pictures from inside the store I took a month ago. I should take a few more so you can see what a grocery store looks like that isn’t a big huge modern box with a big parking lot.

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We actually have two grocery stores. I’ll get some pictures of both of them someday soon.img_8886

I also received a request for more wildlife pictures, so I’ll see what I can do! I haven’t ventured out of town lately because Jeff has been going hunting with the truck. I support the hunt, and eat the meat, but know I better not be there when a moose goes down because I’m a softie.

Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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