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A year on the family farm

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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.
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Farm Project: Wrap-up

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It’s hard to believe, but our year-long farm photography project is done! I’m so glad that Elaine and I decided to start it in the first place, that our family got excited about it too, and that we stuck with it to the end. In 2013, we’ll be starting phase two which is to choose the photos that best represent our family’s farm life over the generations (all the way back to the early 1900’s). Those photos will be going into a book that we’ll be designing as a family keepsake. My sister and I are also planning a gallery show in August (more news on that later!).
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Farm Project: December

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I don’t have a lot of farm-related photos from December because my sister and I didn’t head out until our annual family gathering for Christmas. Mom did send me a couple of photos to show the progress on the scale shed that Warren has been building on his yard. When it is done, it will be large enough to park both the semi and grain trailer inside it. On days when it isn’t too cold or windy to safely work, Warren and Dad have been framing in the walls and rafters.
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Farm Project: November

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Last weekend, my sister and I drove out to the country for November’s installment of our farm project. We had intended on coming back to the city Saturday night or Sunday morning, but due to the first big snowstorm of 2012, we got stuck on Mom and Dad’s yard until Monday morning. It was a lot of fun though… Dad made us popcorn, Mom cooked delicious meals, I had mid-day naps, and we played several games of bien (a Belgian card game that I love). Our main focus for the weekend though was attending Saturday’s cattle sale, in which my brother Gordie had six bred heifers up for auction.
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Farm Project: October

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Blog: Farm Project – October

I had to make an unexpected trip out home today for a funeral. It was for the mom of an elementary school friend of mine who I hadn’t seen in quite a few years. But I wanted to be there. It’s on days like these that I’m reminded how amazing small, hometown communities can be. There were so many people there, the church and hall packed, volunteers singing at the service, bringing baking and making/serving the lunch, etc. She was obviously a pretty special woman.
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