What’s not to like about ranching in Hawaii?

Cattle operation traces its roots to 1847 when an American sailor and his Hawaiian wife bought the first two acres

Purebred Charolais and Angus cows were calving in January on the Parker Ranch in Hawaii. Winter temperatures in the high 20s C contrasted sharply with what was going on back home in Manitoba the day we toured the Hawaii ranch. Family members were calving out cows in -30 C weather, making sure calves were born […] Read more


Artist has a head for creativity

BRANDON, Man. — Buffalo skulls long saved from her father’s herd became a unique canvas for Kathleen Jenson of Churchbridge, Sask. The artist and single mother of two could immediately imagine what she’d do with them. She recently showcased her skull designs at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon. She carves an assortment of […] Read more


Air force retiree puts life experiences into book

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Rusty Rutherford can turn a piece of wood into a life-like image of a bird, animal or anything that catches his eye. Rutherford’s carving hobby began after he retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force in the 1990s when a brother-in-law asked him to carve a duck for his cabin […] Read more



Crazy ideas keep crafter busy

OAK RIVER, Man. — After a full day of work at a hardware store in Rivers, a Manitoba crafter heads home to her workshop to create unique designs. Karen Coleman recently showcased some of her items at the Mall in the Hall event in Oak River. “I don’t take orders as all my creations are […] Read more