Low December Sun

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We are less than two weeks away from the December Solstice. The sun is low this time of year and the days are still getting shorter.   Below is a photo of our sun today from roughly the same time. … Continued

X-C Ski

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Cross-country ski season is well underway. We’ve had a couple of good snowfalls and the trails are looking not bad. Went for a ski and then did some trail maintenance. Then it started to snow. Woo hoo!


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At the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 an armistice was signed in a railroad car parked in a French forest near the front lines. The terms of the agreement called for the cessation … Continued

My Poppy My Canada

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    “Whether you chose Canada or were born here, we all get to enjoy values like freedom, democracy, and respect for others. Veterans stood up for those rights….” MyPoppy.ca

Have snow?

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No problem, Edmonton will send snowplows! Gotta love Alberta. Edmonton sends 30 plows to Calgary to help with the heavy snow – with Oilers Flags too! Additional trucks from Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat helped with the snow removal. … Continued

Fall 2018

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Fall in this part of Alberta …   Our first snowfall came early!   Walking along the trails, it’s amazing how many leaves didn’t turn colour before falling.   Last night the temperature went down to -6 Celsius.

Watching us …

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Another example of a Corporation collecting data on us without our knowledge. Mall directories – the large digital maps – at some shopping malls are equipped with cameras and facial recognition software. Recently someone posted a photograph of one at … Continued

Wild Berries

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We have a variety of wild plants on our property. This time of year the berries are starting to ripen. The Wild Strawberries are small and hug close to the ground. They do well in the spots cut low by … Continued

Heat Warning

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Last week we had a rain warning combined with a wind warning. This week the weather has changed and we have heat warnings! From Environment Canada: Alerts for: Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca 3:37 PM MDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 … Continued