#stampede2014 picture wrap up

The Calgary Stampede has come and gone for another year. Once again I volunteered with the Ag Media committee and was on park for several of the 10 days. We also took in the afternoon rodeo, and evening chuckwagon races and grandstand show. It was a busy and fun time. This year I captured lots... Continue Reading →

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My First #Felfies

The "felfie" aka "farm selfie" is taking the social media world by storm. The Irish Farmer’s Journal popularized felfies by launching a contest for Ireland’s greatest farm selfie. The trend has even been talked about in the Toronto Star newspaper. So when I travelled home to my family farm recently, I thought I better get in on the action, so... 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 →

Wordless Wednesday: Bras and Ball Caps

You know you're a country girl when a highlight of your weekend skiing in the mountains is escaping the city, cruising down a two-lane highway and admiring the cattle grazing in the pasture along the road. During my country drive this past weekend I came across these ball caps sitting on fence posts along a southern... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: New Life on the Farm

Calving is in full swing on my family farm in southern Manitoba. My young farmer brother was kind enough to snap the following photos of some of our cute baby calves to share with you all. My family says that the unseasonably mild winter across the Prairies has made calving easier. I've always loved animals,... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Discovering PEI agriculture

During my recent summer vacation I visited Canada's three Maritime provinces - Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Being the farm girl that I am, I always take note of the agriculture when I visit a new place. I saw very little farmland during my time in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We seemed... Continue Reading →

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