A Penny for your Thoughts

Last week while on vacation in Manitoba we ventured into the city of Winnipeg and toured the Royal Canadian Mint. I lived down the road from the Mint for a few years but had never been inside. During the 45-minute tour we were taken through the various steps involved in making coins. The tour was... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind of Harvest

Last week I attended the annual Canadian Farm Writers Federation (CFWF) conference in my old stomping ground of Winnipeg. Friday was tour day. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. There was a chill in the air with a strong wind and periods of rain. But what can you expect? It's Manitoba! We bundled up and... Continue Reading →

Wordless Wednesday: The Travelling Couch

This past weekend I welcomed home my black leather couch. It was purchased six years ago in Medicine Hat, Alberta while I was living there. It then made the trek east to Manitoba and sat in storage on the farm for awhile. From there it was moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where it made itself at... Continue Reading →

It’s Story Time

A good story can be repeated over and over again and it never loses its appeal. And there are some experiences in life that make good stories. Of course, often in the moment you're not thinking about the potential good story that will come out of it. Here's an example. During University I went to... Continue Reading →

Growing up in the borderland

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I grew up in what many people would consider the middle-of-nowhere - a family farm just north of the Manitoba-North Dakota border. Because we're so close to the U.S. border we get North Dakota radio and TV stations. Growing up we had FarmerVision, also known as Poor Man's... Continue Reading →

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