In the 1800's a European peasant had the strong desire and challenge to gain freedom from his dominant, uncaring landlord in Ukraine. He chose a new life and country for himself and his family, immigrating to the wilds of Manitoba, Canada. The very primitive lifestyle in the wild, wooded area of this new country provided unbelievable experiences in this family's survival and adjustment. The story takes you on many interesting journeys, across the sea, through time, to a conclusion. It tells a human story embedded in history, identifying the courage and strength of this family, and highlighting one particular individual, Helena.