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I moved to the Edmonton area 11 years this past June. When I first moved here, Edmonton's population had not reached 1 million. There was lots of farm land still close to the city. Today I was thinking about this and I wished one thing--I wish I would of taken photos...

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

Today is Cow Appreciation Day! Cows are how we make some of our livelihood, so I'm very appreciative for them. They also provide me with a sense of calming and well-being. Just being around them and watching them is calming 🙂 How you do appreciate cows?

Back at ‘er

Hello All! Well as some of you may have noticed I've been away from the blogging for a bit. Part of it has been due to being beyond busy with the farm and part has been from re-doing the website! Becca from Jumping Jax Designs was my designer this time, and I'm happy...

Carry On As A Farmer

Carry On As A Farmer

"Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all  sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I  don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and  keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is  gonna hit...

What Do We Vaccinate Cows For?

What Do We Vaccinate Cows For?

What do we vaccinate cows for? Just as young children go for vaccines at different times throughout their life, so do our cattle.  Last time, I discussed why we vaccinate our cattle.  This week, for Farm Fact Friday, I’ll be sharing with you what we vaccinate our...

Why Do We Vaccinate Our Cows?

Why Do We Vaccinate Our Cows?

Why do we vaccinate our cows? In one simple statement, we vaccinate our cattle to prevent disease.   But let me elaborate…   Many diseases that cattle can contract can have the potential to wipe out an entire herd if left undiagnosed.  Not only that, but...

Five Reasons Why I Came Back To The Farm

Five Reasons Why I Came Back To The Farm

Back in December, I was having breakfast with a group of people at a conference I was attending.  I was talking about how my husband's family farm has been in the family for 100 years this year.  One couple mentioned to me how they found it admirable that my husband...

Farming–Not Just a Lifestyle

Farming–Not Just a Lifestyle

Let's take a walk back in time... The year is 1950.  Approximately half of Canada's population lived on farms.  The farm had pigs, chickens, beef and dairy cows, and grain. These farms were very self-sufficient, many producing everything the family needed to sustain...

What Do Cows Eat In The Winter?

What Do Cows Eat In The Winter?

With a foot of snow on the ground and temperatures below zero, many people often ask, what do cows eat in the winter?  The simple answer is hay.   Most people are familiar the a cows diet in the summer, acres and acres of lush green grass. But what is hay? Hay is...