Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Chris Judd

Roots

When our pioneering ancestors arrived in this wilderness in Western Quebec, and turned it into the homesteads for several thousand strong and proud Canadians, they were confronted with virgin forests of giant trees.
After cutting a small clearing and constructing some kind of primitive shelter to survive the unknown winter which was about to bury them in snow, they hastily cut down more forest. They also worked up enough ground to plant the bare necessities of vegetables and grain to supplement whatever fish and wildlife they could get.
After a couple years of trying to work little bits of land between the . . .

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