Year of Joy: October

2016 is flying by. I can't believe we're down to two months remaining in the year. October was a challenging month for many in the Western Canadian farming community with endless wet and cool weather. Here's hoping the weather improves as we close out the year. Here's what brought me joy in October. Good friends... Continue Reading →

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Year of Joy: September

The first month of Fall flew by. September is one of my favourite times of the year because it's harvest time on the Canadian Prairies. Some of the things that brought me joy this month revolved around harvest. Visiting friends on their farm near Calgary during their harvest - riding in the truck and combine, and... Continue Reading →

Making the best out of a bad situation

Sometimes in life we have to make the best out of a bad situation. This is exactly what many Western Canadian farmers are doing this harvest. If we wanted to sum up this Prairie harvest in one word, I think many in the ag industry would agree that the word could be challenging. This was... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, I decided to bake two different pumpkin treats this past weekend. First up were my famous pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. These are always a hit! They're so moist and delicious. Now, I'm not claiming that they're the healthiest muffins around, but it's OK to treat yourself every now and then! I've posted... Continue Reading →

Joining the Leggings Fashion Trend

Back in the 1980s I remember wearing coloured leggings and oversized shirts. Twenty-some years later, leggings have made a comeback. Lately I've been seeing a lot of ladies fall outfits that focus on leggings, whether it be on Pinterest, in the malls or elsewhere. I realize that not everyone can pull off the leggings look... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: It’s Harvest Time

#Harvest13 is in full swing on my family farm in southern Manitoba. I shared in a recent blog post that as a farm girl I wish I was there to help. But unfortunately I'm many miles away. So my young farmer brother has captured some harvest photos. Take a look! Check out this blog post... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Sunrise in the Mountains

This is the kind of beauty you witness when you wake up bright and early on a Saturday morning and head for the mountains.

Autumn Beauty in the Mountains

I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't thrilled to be waking up at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. We were headed to the mountains for a day of hiking and were told to arrive early at our destination as it's a popular spot for hikers and fills up fast. We arrived around 9... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Sandals out, Boots in

I woke up to a light dusting of snow on my car this morning. There's no doubt winter is coming whether we like it or not. Forecasters are predicting a cold and snowy winter on the Prairies. Can't say I'm surprised. It's Manitoba, Canada after all. What do people expect? So of course the change... Continue Reading →

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