Year of Joy: November

Looking back on November, it all seems a blur to me. It was a whirlwind month with lots of busyness at work. Once again, many things brought me joy but there are a few things that top the list. My parents 43rd wedding anniversary! In this day and age, it is rare to find couples... Continue Reading →

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License to Farm: A Must See Film

Every time I step into a grocery store I stand in awe at the vast array of food available to us, all at a relatively low cost. Did you know that only 2% of the population, which includes my family, produce all the food we enjoy? "2% of the population is producing the fantastic amount of... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Takeaways from #AgCatalyst: Part 2

Earlier this week I shared Part 1 of my Top 10 Takeaways from the AgCatalyst social media conference in Minneapolis. If you missed Part 1, check it out here. This was the second annual AgCatalyst conference, presented by AdFarm. This year's theme was "It's All About the Content" and featured various top-notch speakers from the agribusiness 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 →

#plant14 is in full swing

It was a long, cold winter across much of Canada, including the Prairies. At times it seemed like spring would never arrive. But it always does. For urban dwellers, spring's delayed arrival is more of an annoyance than anything. But to the farmers who are anxiously waiting to plant the seeds that will grow into... 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 →

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 →

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