Destination: Sweden and Norway

I had what many would call an idyllic childhood growing up on the family farm in southern Manitoba. Acres and acres to roam free and play. Aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends down the road. We knew everyone. And we trusted everyone. And that's the way it should be. If I ever have kids, I... 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 →

Year of Joy: August

August is in the books, which means our short Prairie summer has come to a close. Many things brought me joy in the final month of summer. My brother's 40th birthday. I can't believe my oldest brother is now 40. Seems like just yesterday we were kids growing up on the farm. Making a pit stop... Continue Reading →

Year of Joy: July

July flew by. I can't believe summer will be over in less than a month. July was a very busy month for me, but I like to be busy. It was a very exciting month with many things bringing me joy including Stampede and vacation. So let's get started. Spent Canada Day at the Millarville horse... Continue Reading →

Stuff Worth Remembering

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an agricultural conference called FarmTech and I was really impressed with the high calibre of speakers who shared their stories and provided inspiration to the hundreds of people in attendance. I've decided to share my key takeaways from several of the sessions and keynote addresses. While the... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Straight from the Garden

This is just a handful of the produce my mom grows in her large garden. She also grows corn, lettuce, peas, tomatoes, watermelon, raspberries, rhubarb, apples and more. Do you have a garden? What do you enjoy growing? If you don't have a garden, what's your favourite fresh produce to enjoy in the summertime? Please... Continue Reading →

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