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February 15, 2017

What Does Agriculture Mean to Me?

It’s dirt. It’s blood. It’s tears and sweat. It’s dirty hands and long days and nights. It’s disease. It’s death and then it’s life. It’s beautiful. It’s the feel of crisp air in the morning, the smell of fresh dirt in the spring and canola blooms in the summer. It’s driving down the road in …

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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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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 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 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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July 17, 2016

The Story of My Life

Sooooo we had a family photo shoot last night and I tried to get us to be all fancy and prim and proper. But I guess it’s just not in the cards. The story of my life. 😂😂😂 … Photo credit: Delia Crittenden Photography

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July 1, 2016

10 Years!

Not only is it Canada Day but my farmer and I’s 10 year anniversary! It seems like yesterday we walked down the aisle. We are truly blessed to be sharing this life and many adventures and laughs together. He puts up with my shenanigans and I love his awesomeness 😊 Life couldn’t be better! Thank …

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June 15, 2016

One of the Many Reasons We Love to Farm: Jennings’ First Crop

Originally posted on Facebook This 4 year old’s heart is all about ag. We asked him what he wanted to grow in the garden and rather than say the typical answer I was thinking he would say like beans and carrots, he wanted to plant wheat like his dad, uncle and papa. Like many eager …

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