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True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

When I bought this little farm in the 1970s, I had no illusions about being a farmer. Even back then, the idea of cultivating a plot of forty acres for profit was laughable. In 1975, the price of a weanling pig was $50, while a bushel of corn traded for $4 and...

Small Ponds featuring Hayley Wickenheiser

Small Ponds featuring Hayley Wickenheiser

Your name? Hayley Wickenheiser. Home (or adopted) town? Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Population? 20,000. Years in residence? 12. Where do you live now? Calgary. Local school attended? Bishop Carroll High. Class of 19--? ’96. Local jobs held? Full-time athlete. Favourite...

Small Ponds featuring Calvin Vollrath

Small Ponds featuring Calvin Vollrath

Your name? Calvin Vollrath. Home (or adopted) town? St. Paul, Alberta. Population? 5,000. Years in residence? 18 years. Where do you live now? St. Paul, Alberta. Local school attended? Sturgeon Composite High School, Namao, Alberta. Class of 19--?  1978. Local jobs...

Resurrecting the Ark

Resurrecting the Ark

  It’s often what you accidentally stumble upon that ends up being the highlight of a vacation. Even the most rigidly researched trip might overlook a pop-up selling duck tacos, a live painting competition or a one-time cask night at a microbrewery. Whenever I...

Guilt-free drinking

Guilt-free drinking

Winemakers are finding themselves smack dab in the middle of curious times. Wine drinkers are becoming more proactive in their choices and brand dedication. Sure, we’re all prone to fun labels with dancing hippos and frisky zebras, but when all is said and done (and...

Small Ponds featuring Amber Holland

Small Ponds featuring Amber Holland

Your name? Amber Holland What will you be up to in 2017? 2016 was a year of change and new for me. I stepped down from my long-time job (20 years) at CURLSASK to move to my partner’s farm in Loreburn, Saskatchewan, and back to my roots of living on a farm. I will...

Suite Sleeps

Suite Sleeps

While a bed and breakfast can be synonymous with romance and spoils, the idea quickly divides guests into two camps.

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