Instructor Lisette McCracken leads a group in an hour plus yoga session as goats wander about at Early Dawn Goat Dairy near Water Valley,  Alta.  |  Patrick Price photo

Meditation and farming merge at Alberta farm

Goat yoga proponents say the animals, by their nature, help to ground and slow down the people participants

Years ago, Dawn Kay became concerned about losing her milking goat herd. The Water Valley, Alta., dairy farmer couldn’t make goat cheese at the time and had to find another source for an income. While cruising the internet she discovered an alternative, a collaboration where East meets West, and a practice that has recently gone […] Read more

 Danita and John Phelan pull Brandy out of a shed to prepare it for the Cowgirl Cattle Company’s annual Rendezvous in Madden, Alta., May 5.  |  Patrick Price photo

Cow brand fundraiser celebrates 20 years

It was supposed to be for just one night: a night of celebration and a night to thank all the ranch women who had paid $100 to have their family’s brand painted on a fibreglass cow, Brandy. That one night was nearly two decades ago, and on May 5, the Cowgirl Cattle Company plans to […] Read more