Growing up on the farm, we always had a large garden full of vegetables. I have fond memories of helping my mom plant, tend to and harvest the garden. There's a certain pride that comes with growing your own food. And nothing beats produce from your own garden - the smell and taste is second... Continue Reading →
Via social media I discovered a new t-shirt fundraising campaign called #HereForFarmers, started by Farm At Hand, a farm management software company. Three different t-shirt designs were available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Farm Stress Line. The other designs were: Farmer + Barley = Beer and Farmer + Cow =... Continue Reading →
I'm upset. I've been silently fuming over this for the past several days. Ontario dairy and grain farmer Andrew Campbell is posting a new photo of what happens on the farm every day in 2015 and tagging it with the hashtag #farm365. The first photo of the year featured a newborn heifer that was born at 1:40... Continue Reading →
Harvest has begun on the Canadian Prairies. If you're on Twitter follow #harvest14 or #westcdnag to see all the harvest tweets from our farmers. I travelled to Manitoba recently and captured these photos on my family farm of the wheat harvest.
It was a long, cold winter across much of Canada, including the Prairies. At times it seemed like spring would never arrive. But it always does. For urban dwellers, spring's delayed arrival is more of an annoyance than anything. But to the farmers who are anxiously waiting to plant the seeds that will grow into... Continue Reading →
I originally wrote this blog post for the Calgary Stampede blog leading up to the annual Aggie Days event. Aggie Days is a free, family event taking place April 12 and 13 at Stampede Park in Calgary. I thought I'd share the blog post here as well as some of you may be interested in learning more... Continue Reading →
The hashtag WeAreWinter has been trending on Twitter in Canada during the recent Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Mexican friend, who moved to Canada a couple years ago, recently said she's noticed that Canada seems to have about two or three months of summer and the rest of the year is winter. Yeah,... Continue Reading →