#harvest14 begins

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.

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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 →

Life’s a long and winding ride. Better have the right one by your side.

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 →

Turning Customers into Friends

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 →

I am 100% Farm Raised

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 →

60 years and counting: Happy Birthday to my best friend!

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 →

This is Not a Glorified Petting Zoo

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 →

Aggie Days is Back with More New Exciting Displays

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 →

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