A Gathering of #Agnerds

Normally I wouldn't want to be called a nerd but add two letters - ag - to the front of it and I wear the badge proudly. I was just one of many agnerds that gathered in Kansas City, Missouri (not Kansas) last week to attend Agvocacy 2.0, an AgChat Foundation conference (Twitter hashtag: #acfc12).... Continue Reading →

My Friendly Manitoba Visit

You can't take the country out of the girl!  I may now live in one of Canada's largest cities, but I will always be a country girl. I love escaping the concrete jungle and venturing into the wide open spaces. And there's no better wide open spaces, in my opinion, than the Keystone province. Recently... Continue Reading →

Celebrating together at the Calgary Stampede

After 100 years agriculture is still the backbone of the Calgary Stampede. Alberta Premier Alison Redford said it best during the Stampede, "This province is based on agriculture. You've gotta go to the barns!" And hundreds of thousands of people did just that. Many Stampede attendees took a walk through the Stampede barns to see... Continue Reading →

AFWA Tour: Ag and Oil

Last week I escaped the concrete jungle of Calgary and explored a new part of the province. I ventured about 3.5 hours northwest to the Drayton Valley area for the two-day Alberta Farm Writers Association (AFWA) annual farm tour. For those of you who are familiar with the province of Alberta, I'm sure the first... Continue Reading →

Bringing the Farm to the City

This past weekend I had the privilege of volunteering at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days. And a couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog post leading up to Aggie Days called Bees, Beets, Beans and More. If you missed it, check it out here. Aggie Days, a free agricultural adventure for all ages, brings... Continue Reading →

Bees, Beets, Beans and More

I wrote the following blog post for the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days which takes place April 21 and 22 at Stampede Park, BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta. Check out the Calgary Stampede blog.  Golden fields of wheat blowing in the breeze and cows lazily grazing in the lush green pasture are the first things that come... Continue Reading →

Bringing Attention to Food Freedom

Yesterday, February 12, was Food Freedom Day in Canada. Designated by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Food Freedom Day marks the calendar date when the average Canadian will have earned enough income to pay his or her grocery bill for the entire year. For the past four years the date has fallen on February... Continue Reading →

Learning More Than Just How To Cook

During a family supper, my 12-year-old nephew pipes up and says he's taking a compulsory home ec class in school where he's learning how to cook. I tell him to pay attention in class because that knowledge will come in handy when he's older. After all, us girls like a man who can cook! But on... Continue Reading →

A Sunday Treat

While many families go out for lunch after church on Sundays, my family often goes home and makes a delicious lunch of Belgian waffles. This is a nice change from the sandwiches, meat and potatoes etc. that we've been eating all week. But what makes these waffles even tastier is the white sauce that is served with them. Basically it's... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Caramelitas

In honour of Halloween and sweet treats, today I'm sharing a sinfully delicious recipe called Caramelitas. The combination of chocolate and caramel is oh-so-good! Make sure you have a mug of coffee or tall glass of milk to go with this. Happy Halloween! Caramelitas Melt together in the microwave or on the stove: 46 caramels... Continue Reading →

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