Spring in New Iceland

Spring has finally arrived, here in New Iceland! It’s been a long cold winter. Lots of snow. Lots of icy roads and drifting snow. Now we just need enough rain for the farmers to prosper. It’s not a sure thing Read More …

A Trip to Oak Hammock Marsh

Oak Hammock Marsh used to be known as St. Andrews Bog, a 470 square kilometre bog and fen situated southwest of Lake Winnipeg. In 1897, as settlement encroached on the area, farmers drained the bog for agricultural use. By the Read More …

A Visit to St. Leon

It was a gorgeous day last Saturday – we decided to enjoy the nice weather, especially since it was the last weekend of the summer, so we travelled to the southern Manitoba prairie town of St. Leon, a bilingual Manitoba Read More …

Icicles on the Beach at Matlock

A Photo Essay about Icicles… Nights are long in winter and the sun sets early around here in December. The weather has not been what we are used to – instead of subzero temperatures, we’ve been enjoying balmy, almost spring-like Read More …

Ghost Stories of the Interlake, Pt.2

Ghosts stories and folklore from Iceland The Icelandic settlers in Manitoba brought their traditional folklore with them from Iceland, including some colourful ghost stories. I’ve already discussed dreams about speaking with the dead in the story of Betsy Ramsay’s grave Read More …