Archive / August 2016

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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August 13, 2016

Do we really know what the non-GMO label means?

Do we know what a non-GMO label really means? This label, found on everything from water to kitty litter, uses the latest food fad and our misperceptions to gain a competitive advantage for companies and their products. But if it’s a label that says it’s non-GMO, it must be better? Nope. It’s marketing. “The misleading …

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August 10, 2016

What’s behind our son’s name: Copeland?

My farmer and I have two boys: Jennings, 4 and Copeland, 1. Jennings, who has farming in his blood is methodical, analytical, empathetic, and kind hearted. Copeland is curious, rambunctious, driven and determined. We’ve gotten asked a few times how we came up with Copeland as a name. When I was about six months pregnant, …

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August 5, 2016

This Fills my Cup: Passing ag on

This fills my heart ❤️ How sweet is it to get a thank you note in the mail in today’s world??? This also makes me smile because you just never know how you can make someone’s day and help them soar in life. Passing on my love of ag to the next generation is one …

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August 2, 2016

Going Back to Work: Today is an Amazing Day

Originally posted on Facebook Today is a bittersweet day. After almost a year and a half of spending each day with my boys, I’m returning to work. A part of me is excited. I get to see so many people that I’ve missed. I get to roll up my sleeves and get re-immersed in marketing, …

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August 1, 2016

The Golden Wheat is Coming

The golden wheat is coming… This is one of our wheat fields that I drove past one night on my way back to the farm. It was during sunset and I just love that time of day with the glow, calmness and all the crazy clouds.

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