Wondering who I am, eh?

Well I’m Lisa. Now known as Lisa Schuyler, formerly as Lisa Verkley. I was raised on a large family dairy farm in southern Ontario, Canada surrounded by my big extended Dutch family.

I caught a love for the outdoors while working as an Ontario Ranger in Northern Ontario. I worked every summer up north starting at age 16, and then moved to Thunder Bay to earn my Forestry degree from Lakehead University.

Eventually I ended up working in Sault Ste. Marie, where I met the love of my life, Jeff. Together we spent 8 years living in Nova Scotia, and now live in Dawson City, Yukon.

Somewhere along the way, my forestry career and my web development hobby swapped roles. Funny how things work out…

History of my Blog

I’ve been blogging since March 21, 2005. (New here? Start reading from the beginning.)

When I started this blog, I thought it would just be another affiliate marketing site about my new camera. By June, I was hooked on blogging!

Since that time, my loyal readers have been treated to my adventures, from sitting on the side of a road in a boat with a flat tire, to catching the two wild kittens that were living under our porch, to our quick Christmas honeymoon when our truck broke down in Quebec. And how could you forget my adventures with an epilator, or when the groundhogs moved into our woodpile, or the day I called Jeff in tears to come home from work to save me from a snake.

I’ve shared my very sad times, like the loss of my first dog Winger, and then the loss of my second dog Surf, and of losing my very special Grandma.

I haven’t shied away from sharing my klutzy times involving a lawnmower, a tv tray, my headphones, and how saving a salamander got us a new kitchen sink.

Speaking of home renovations, remember when we discovered my bathroom was completely rotten?, or when the main water line under my house burst?, and recently, helping Jeff build new shed.

In 2007, we made the decision to leave our home province of Ontario for a great job offer for Jeff in Nova Scotia. We found a lovely cape cod style house on the side of a valley, overlooking a lake.

Since our move, I’ve enjoyed sharing this new province of ours with you, from places like the Bird Islands, the Bay of Fundy, Halifax, the Liscombe Fish Ladder, the Cabot Trail, our back road adventures, to my favourite place here – the Cape George Lighthouse.

Now Jeff has taken a new job offer, in Dawson City, Yukon. Be sure to read about our drive across Canada to get up here!

4 Replies to “About Lisa

  1. Hi Lisa,
    My name is Jackie – I work with CTV.
    I’m looking into poultry prices – and came across your blog on grocery prices.
    would you mind giving me a call please?
    you can reach me at 902-233-7139
    Thanks!
    Jackie

  2. Great blog, Lisa. I’ve always loved Nova Scotia and I’m looking to emigrate over within the next year. It’s great to get an honest prospective on life from someone who knows . I can’t say it’s put me off, but it’s definitely useful. Thank you and keep doing a great job x. Louise, UK

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