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October 28, 2016

An Open Letter to my Future Farmers About How to Treat Women

An open letter to my future farmers, Jennings (4) and Copeland (1), I know you want to be farmers or a part of this industry when you grow up so I’d like to share with you a bit about my story and that you can make a big difference. I love you too much to …

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September 14, 2016

Natural Doesn’t Mean Better

We may mistakenly think “natural” is good, safer, healthier and will pay a premium for it. Companies know that. Heck, I gravitate to those products because they make me feel like I am doing the right thing by buying their product. But just because there is a label on your food, doesn’t necessarily make it …

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September 10, 2016

It’s More Than a Shirt

Originally posted on Facebook I have been so excited to get this shirt!!! My friend and fellow Saskatchewanian, Cam of Houle & Sons Dairy got over 1000 retweets with this message about farming which resonated with so many of us. He was angry and bitter about how farmers were being taken for granted and went …

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September 8, 2016

We Call Her Gus

Let me introduce one of the members of our team. We call her Gus. She’s named after her previous owner. She isn’t pretty but she helps get the job done, for the last 20 or so harvests. You can tell which field is ours when you drive by because she’ll be there. She’s reliable. She’s …

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September 4, 2016

Move Aside: It’s My Turn To Drive

I always put my kids first. As a mom, it’s what we do without even thinking. They’ll be dressed like they should be going to church and I’ll have barely brushed my teeth. They’ll have ate and had their nightly bath and I’ll forget if I even had breakfast. They’ll be in every picture and …

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September 1, 2016

Harvest: Stopping to Stare

It’s September!!! September means back to school, pumpkin spiced lattes, scarves and……harvest 😉 We’re combining canola today. It’s yielding better than expected too. Yayyyy!!! I took this picture a few days ago on our way to the farm during the sunset when the skies were filled with dark clouds. It was breathtaking with the glow …

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August 30, 2016

The Little Red Wagon

I think every farm has that little red wagon. This one still has some life in her, even after 30 years. To some, they may see just a toy. But it represents so much more: Multiple generations… Smiles Laughs Sibling throat punches Tears and tumbles Preservation Hard working Can get through the little bumps and …

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August 27, 2016

City Girl but Country Heart

My family and I’s situation is a bit different than some farm families. We don’t live on the farm. We actually live far away. My hubby, boys and I live in Regina because of my ag marketing career, which I love. But our farm is 2 hours north of the city which makes things a …

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August 22, 2016

Harvest 2016 has started with lentils

I’ll apologize in advance for the next two months of harvest photos. Our combines hit the field yesterday to start harvesting lentils. About a third of our acres was planted to this crop because it’s a good fit for our rotation and the price was right. We were hit with a bit of hail and …

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August 17, 2016

GMOs are Amazing!

Because of anti-GMO campaigns, we may have a negative association or reaction with this term and what genetic engineering actually is. There is more to the story than what we hear in the media and this article may surprise you about why GMOs actually exist. What if I told you that genetic engineering is more …

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