My sister Elaine and I had the honour of sharing our farm photo project tonight at a harvest gala co-hosted by the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame and the Red River Exhibition Association. It was a really great opportunity for us to share a selection of photos and stories about our family farm. We would like to thank the organizers for inviting us to take part, and the farming community for being so welcoming and supportive.
To all of my blog readers:
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
filled with the people
that mean the most to you,
that remind you of childhood…
and the peace
that comes from within.
I went camping with friends for September long… it’s become a tradition, and we’ve been camping together (with generally the same group of people) since 2006. Lots of memories. In addition to the usual chatting, eating, relaxing and hiking, I learned a few new things.
Just over a week ago, my sister, two of my nieces and I joined Mom and Dad at an old time dance in Portage La Prairie. I had so much fun… the most fun I’ve had (dancing) in a while. Many years ago now, my Dad (and sometimes my Mom and brother Warren) taught me to waltz and polka. At one point I also knew how to two-step, but its going to take some practice before I remember it properly again. Anyways, it was really fun to hang out with my family, dance for a couple of hours and spin round and round the dance floor with my Dad.
On Saturday, while my nephew Ian was playing in a hockey game, my sister Elaine & I went out with Erin and Dion to skate on the river. What’s interesting, is I’m fairly certain this is the first time I’ve skated on this river. It amazes me really, because I grew up skating all the time (at the rink at school and at the dugout in our pasture)… and I’ve certainly spent many a summer hour wading through the river. My brother and I even paddled a canoe downstream one summer when the water was high enough that it covered the barbed wire fences. But skate on it? Never.