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 →

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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 →

My Favourite Time of Year

It's that time of year, folks. July on the Canadian Prairies. The fields are blooming. The colours are brilliant. It's my favourite time of year. So of course, I have to share more crop photos. These photos are from recent field tours in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. As you're looking at these photos, I... Continue Reading →

S’mores minus the campfire

It's summertime which means camping, campfires and s'mores! But if a campfire is not in your summer plans, you can create your own s'mores at home. Here's a tasty s'mores cookie recipe. These cookies are soft and chewy and include your favourite s'mores ingredients - chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows! Give this recipe a try... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: My Nephews

Where did July go? The summer month flew by for me. I was away for more than half the month. I volunteered at the Calgary Stampede; travelled to my home province of Manitoba for work and a short vacation; and I ventured to Ontario for a long work trip and short visit with family and... Continue Reading →

My Friendly Manitoba Visit

You can't take the country out of the girl!  I may now live in one of Canada's largest cities, but I will always be a country girl. I love escaping the concrete jungle and venturing into the wide open spaces. And there's no better wide open spaces, in my opinion, than the Keystone province. Recently... Continue Reading →

Celebrating together at the Calgary Stampede

After 100 years agriculture is still the backbone of the Calgary Stampede. Alberta Premier Alison Redford said it best during the Stampede, "This province is based on agriculture. You've gotta go to the barns!" And hundreds of thousands of people did just that. Many Stampede attendees took a walk through the Stampede barns to see... Continue Reading →

AFWA Tour: Ag and Oil

Last week I escaped the concrete jungle of Calgary and explored a new part of the province. I ventured about 3.5 hours northwest to the Drayton Valley area for the two-day Alberta Farm Writers Association (AFWA) annual farm tour. For those of you who are familiar with the province of Alberta, I'm sure the first... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: Sandals out, Boots in

I woke up to a light dusting of snow on my car this morning. There's no doubt winter is coming whether we like it or not. Forecasters are predicting a cold and snowy winter on the Prairies. Can't say I'm surprised. It's Manitoba, Canada after all. What do people expect? So of course the change... Continue Reading →

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