The Future of 4-H

Quick quiz: what do the 4 H's in 4-H stand for? Read the rest of this post and you'll find out at the end. 4-H is celebrating a big birthday this year - 100 years. Since 1913, 4-H has given youth between the ages of eight and 21 opportunities to learn new things such as... Continue Reading →

Waste Not, Want Not

Growing up I remember my mom saying this when I didn't finish my food. And by the sounds of it, others could benefit from remembering this popular idiom as well. Recently I read that the average American throws away 396 pounds of food each year, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. This statistic doesn't... Continue Reading →

Craving a Canadian Treat

No, I'm not talking about ketchup chips or Smarties... I'm talking about puffed wheat squares. Recently I found myself craving this treat I grew up with. I've been told that this is a Canadian recipe. Many of my American friends are not familiar with these squares. They're very similar to Rice Krispies squares except they... Continue Reading →

Western Canada’s Other Oil Boom

There's an oil boom taking place across the Canadian Prairies but it's not what you think. A different kind of oil - an oilseed - is blooming throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It's called canola. Canola is a western Canadian success story. The crop was bred at the University of Manitoba in the 1970s. This... Continue Reading →

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 →

We’re Not in Manitoba Anymore

I grew up skiing on the hills of Manitoba - not just once in a while, but almost every weekend on the hill close to my family farm. So last weekend I went into my first mountain skiing experience thinking I knew what I was doing, but it quickly became clear to me that this... 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 →

Now That’s Good Canadian Music

Lately I've heard so much great Canadian country music on the radio, and some of these artists are from my new province of Alberta. So I thought I'd share some of my current favourite videos with all of you. And if country isn't typically your style, I encourage you to at least give one or... Continue Reading →

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