Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

I have a confession to make: I don’t like cherries. Fresh cherries from our trip to BC every year are good, but I’m not one to rave about them and want to snack on them all day long. Plus? They’re really expensive, even when you buy them locally. However do I love baking with cherries and […]

The Hail Cometh and Taketh Away

The Hail Cometh and Taketh Away

This year on the farm we’ve been battling drought conditions with the driest spring on the prairies in almost 70 years. We’ve prayed, hoped and wished for rain, and we got some. Then we got even more. In fact, we got as much in one day as we had all year, about 1.2″. Then on July 22, […]

Catch the Moment Weeks 28 and 29

Catch the Moment Week 28 and 29

I started studying John today. It’s amazing how the Bible is still so relevant to our lives today. The wheat is looking a bit thin, but it’s better than nothing! Calgary Stampede day with the kids! They had a blast and so did we…but man it was hot! An impromptu trip to the city for […]

Catch the Moment Week 27

Catch the Moment Week 27

We’ve graduated from Thomas to Spider-Man. He saw a Spider-Man comforter a few weeks ago in Walmart and sweetly asked if he could have it for his room. It was on sale, so I said yes! We had SUCH a blast when our friends the Huskas came to visit us! We haven’t had company since […]

14 Signs You’re a Farmer in a Drought

14 Signs You're a Farmer in a Drought

According to a recent report, this is the driest spring we’ve had on the Alberta prairies in 68 years, and it’s not unique to Alberta. Our next door provincial neighbours in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and even our neighbours below in the northwestern states, are suffering with this drought too. We’ve been in a heat wave […]

Maple Butter Blondies

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When I asked my husband what he wanted for dessert, he told me he needed a blondie. I’ve never had one before, but vaguely new what he was talking about, so off I went to do some researching. A blondie is a brownie, but flavoured with brown sugar instead of chocolate. Sounds appropriate and delicious, […]

Tips for Attending the Calgary Stampede Parade

Tips for Attending the Calgary Stampede Parade

I had the pleasure of being invited to attend my first Calgary Stampede Parade this year! One of the perks of being a blogger is getting the opportunity to be invited to media events sometimes, so I was thrilled when I got the chance to attend this parade that is known worldwide. The Calgary Stampede […]

Catch the Moment Week 26

Catch the Moment Week 26

The year is officially half over. Sigh. Spring sports are all wrapped up, just a few less things to do in the week and I’m okay with that. Braden had a BLAST playing soccer this year. Our first batch of strawberries harvested from the garden. I wish I could tell you they were amazing…but they […]

Meatloaf Muffin Tins and Cheesey Potatoes

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As part of my Best Food Facts TASTE blogging program we are sharing some recipes, and our first recipe was to be inspired by our trip to California. Since I blog about recipes that are easy to make and that are family-friendly, I decided to email the dairy farmer’s wife Apryl, who also happens to be […]

New Hope Dairy Tour

New Hope Dairy Farm Tour

Did you know that on my mom’s side, I’m a dairyman and nurse’s granddaughter? Clearly, nurses have loved farmers in my family before! I was thrilled when our Best Food Facts TASTE blogger group headed to another “nurse loves farmer” farm in Galt, California to New Hope Dairy. Arlin Van Groningen is married to an NICU nurse named […]