Wordless Wednesday: A Walk in the Park

This past weekend I had a special guest - my mom. I always enjoy our mother-daughter time. Sunday was a beautiful spring day and we spent time walking in nearby Fish Creek Provincial Park. Here are some photos from our walk.          

Stepping Back in Time

I often drive by Heritage Park Historical Village but have never taken the time to visit until this past weekend. We decided to spend an afternoon exploring Gasoline Alley museum in the village. We had a great time seeing the various antiques on display. It was a great history lesson! We also walked through the Cars... Continue Reading →

From Tractors to Combines: The Equipment Used on the Farm

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 →

Come Hell or High Water – the Show Must Go On

"We will be hosting the greatest outdoor show on Earth come hell or high water," said Bob Thompson, Stampede president and board chairman. "In its 101-year history, the Calgary Stampede has never been cancelled, despite two wars and the Great Depression."  And the show certainly went on. The 10-day Calgary Stampede wrapped up on Sunday... Continue Reading →

Pulling an All-Nighter: Volunteer Style

I pulled a caffeine-free all-nighter this past weekend. I volunteered for the night shift, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., at an evacuation centre in Calgary - a city that is dealing with the devastating effects of flooding. Thousands of people have been forced from their homes and have lost their homes in parts of Calgary... Continue Reading →

Raising the Roof

On Friday I had the opportunity to get out from behind the desk and swing a hammer outside on a beautiful winter day. Together with some of my coworkers I volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity build in Calgary. This particular build is supported by several agriculture companies and the project is referred to as... Continue Reading →

So, where do you work?

It's amazing how one simple question can ignite a lengthy conversation. This is exactly what happened to me earlier this week. While volunteering at the local food bank, something I do on a regular basis, a fellow volunteer whom I'd never met before started making small talk with me. For two hours we pack hampers... Continue Reading →

Looking Back on Twenty Twelve

The other day while driving to work with my favourite Cowtown country music station turned up, the Christmas songs ended and the announcers came on and started talking about something that made my ears perk up. They were talking about being thankful. While it seems like every time we turn on the news, we are... Continue Reading →

Where’s Rudolph?

Several years ago while backpacking in Europe I visited my friend Josefin in Sweden. She grew up in northern Sweden, above the Arctic Circle. And a special kind of deer are farmed in this area - reindeer. This past weekend I found these special animals at a Christmas market near Calgary, Alberta. They were a... Continue Reading →

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