The phrase 'looking for country' refers to the attitude of animals bent on escape. A stampeding herd or a spooked horse is often described as 'looking for country'; so, too, in a sense, were immigrants to a new place. They sought land, a piece of new country, and perhaps, an escape from their homelands. This memoir documents the experiences of a young woman pioneer to Alberta, a woman who, with her family, sought the challenges of a new country. Ellenor Ranghild Merriken did not deny the struggles she and her family faced, but she truly loved Alberta.
Ellenor Ranghild Merriken