Beverly Biggeman digs a hole as she and Bob Horne start planting their Victory Garden.  |  Bob Horne photo

Victory Garden expresses hope for the future

Farm couple plants their garden as a reminder that someday they will again enjoy social and workplace activities

Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic will be a victory for many Canadians. The co-operation of all levels of society and the collaboration of individuals has been remarkable. When my partner and I moved back to the farm in Saskatchewan in early April, we were still in the midst of numbers, protocols, and a collective angst regarding […] Read more

Sketching technique helps readers finish tough books

With the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing the new norm, many people may find the opportunity to tackle books that have long been on their reading wishlists. My husband and I came up with a technique that may help some people get started and work their way through the books on their list. I started […] Read more

Lisa Peters talks about her honey business almost as though it’s philosophy, discussing her love of the creatures and her detailed knowledge of the workings of the bee world. | File photo

Beekeeper hopes to help boost population

Saskatchewan farmer also began raising bees as a way to reduce the amount of white sugar that her family consumed

Autumn in the country is a season that can stir emotions. Getting the crop in is a sure sign of progress, sending children off to school is a welcome task and taking up winter work blends together in a fall routine for many farmers and ranchers at this time of year. Lisa Peters from Burnham […] Read more

A “ghost” of yesteryear brightened an otherwise stressful harvest season for one Saskatchewan farm family this year.  |  Beverly Biggeman photo

Light-hearted fun helps ease stress

Community spirit was alive and well in the Burnham farming district east of Swift Current, Sask., this fall. Harvest time involves long hours, irregular meals, and anxiety, but there are still times when you can laugh and enjoy the camaraderie of a shared experience. When Bob and Bev Horne finished augering the last bushel of […] Read more