what do you want to be when you grow up?

is our only opportunity to be an athlete when we are young and in school/college?  or can we continue the quest of athletics as we age?   should athletes only be the best of the best or does anyone applying themselves and working at a sport get to call themselves an athlete? I grew up […]

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how’s harvest going?

I seldom talk to the farmer during harvest… so when asked the question ‘how is harvest going?’, I tend to have a dumb expression on my face… it’s not that I have no interest in the yields and breakdowns and which piece of land we are on… it is more the fact that I am […]

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May long on the farm 

May long… for my neighbours in Saskatoon last night it means midnight fireworks on the golf course… for many farmer’s wives it means taking your boy to spring hockey tournaments… for farmers it means seeding (the odd year we are done by May long but not lately… and the odd year there are combines out)… […]

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pesto potato salad, teddy bear chili and blueberry polenta scones

the farmer’s alarm clock goes off at 3:40 am… then 3:45… then again at 3:47…  he gets out of bed, gets dressed and brushes his teeth using the flashlight from his phone so he doesn’t wake me up…  I consider that I should tell him that I am totally awake due to his three alarm […]

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elk and bean sloppy joes with crispy sweet potato fries

“life is unpredictable,  It changes with the seasons, Even your coldest winter, Happens for the best of reasons,  And though it feels eternal,  Like all you’ll ever do is freeze, I promise spring is coming, And with it, brand new leaves.” -e.h. winter on the farm is dark and lonely…  but in a way that […]

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filling the freezer

the calm before the storm… the week before harvest is in full swing and farm wives everywhere are trying to sober up from the summer (you know who you are) and begin filling their freezers with meals and baking for the coming harvest… a few friends of mine use this “The Big Cook 2” cookbook […]

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