Pulse Love: Summer Snapshots

July was a crazy busy month so I missed my monthly Pulse Love post. Therefore I've decided to combine July and August and keep it simple - I'm sharing a few pulse field shots I took during my travels this summer. If you've had the opportunity to take a road trip across the Canadian Prairies... Continue Reading →

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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 →

#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.

#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 →

An Arizona Snowman

Travelling through Arizona on a recent vacation, I was reminded that we often take things in life for granted. In this case it was snow. As someone who grew up on the Canadian Prairies surrounded by deep snow and cold temperatures during the winter months, I never thought twice about snow. You knew we were... Continue Reading →

I’m NOT Just a Farmer

Several years ago I found myself browsing through coffee table books at a local bookstore looking for a book featuring Canadian Prairie photographs as a gift for some American friends. I came across a book titled, "It's Just Prairie." Flipping through the book I discovered beautiful photographs of my favourite place in the world -... Continue Reading →

Bienvenue à Montréal!

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Montreal. This was my first trip to Canada's French province of Quebec. While I was there for work, I did manage to sneak in a bit of sightseeing. Our hotel was located near Old Montreal. Coming from the west where the cities and buildings are all relatively... Continue Reading →

Western Canada’s Other Oil Boom

There's an oil boom taking place across the Canadian Prairies but it's not what you think. A different kind of oil - an oilseed - is blooming throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. It's called canola. Canola is a western Canadian success story. The crop was bred at the University of Manitoba in the 1970s. This... Continue Reading →

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