this farmer bought his first quarter section in 1997... I've been farming with him now since 1999... and he is still smiling when I go for a ride with him in the combine... maybe he's laughing to himself thinking that I am still asking him the same questions as I did back in 1999... I... Continue Reading →
48 days of cooking in quarantine to get excited to cook for seeding
seeding 2020 is upon us... and never would I have thought that I would have been quarantined at home for 48 days before I had to take a meal to the field... nothing like cooking for your family for that long to get you in the mood to cook for farmers... the shelves at the grocery... Continue Reading →
“This tug-of-war often obscures what's also happening between us. I am your mother, the first mile of your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations. That means that in addition to possibly wrecking you, I have the chance to give to you what was given to me: a decent childhood, more good memories... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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)...... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
crockpot butter chicken, homemade naan bread, creamed garden corn, spinach strawberry salad and rhubarb sour cream pie
yesterday the young-ins were home from school due to something called labour day... which strikes me as odd due to the fact we've had an entire summer off... and now you are making me look after my own children for something called labour day??? so, I put them to work... in honour of the day...... Continue Reading →