Harvest has begun on the Canadian Prairies. If you're on Twitter follow #harvest14 or #westcdnag to see all the harvest tweets from our farmers. I travelled to Manitoba recently and captured these photos on my family farm of the wheat harvest.
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 →
Today is a special day. Today my parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. 40 years. Wow, that's a long time to be married to the same person. That requires a special kind of love. In today's world, 40 years is an accomplishment and something to be celebrated. Actually 30 years, even 20 or 10 years,... Continue Reading →
Growing up in my part of the Canadian Prairies there weren't any Hutterite colonies in the area. There were some further away. Therefore I was aware of Hutterites but didn't know that much about them. For those of you who are not familiar with Hutterites, they are a communal people, living on hundreds of scattered colonies... Continue Reading →
It's Friday at 5:00 p.m. As a young person I should be looking forward to a night out on the town. But instead here I sit wishing I was 1,300 kilometres away at the family farm. Why you ask? Because it's #harvest13. Prior to moving to Alberta, while living in Manitoba, I ventured out to... Continue Reading →
The more I grow, the more I realize that my mom is the best best friend that I ever had. PS, I love my mom I came across these words the other day on Pinterest and I thought it was very fitting for me and my mom as we celebrate her 60th birthday today. My... Continue Reading →
I spent last weekend volunteering at Aggie Days in Calgary surrounded by kids and strollers. I did some people watching and couldn't help but notice how excited the kids were to see all the animals, machinery etc. These things are a novelty for city kids (the majority of Aggie Days attendees are urban folks). I... Continue Reading →
Last year I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days and had a great time. Read all about it in last year's blog post. This year I was invited to join the Aggie Days social media committee. I wrote a preview blog post featuring the new exciting displays at this year's event for the Calgary Stampede blog.... Continue Reading →