Looking for a career switch?

Dear Working Wise: I’ve been looking for a job now for six months, but no one in my industry seems to be hiring. I’d like to see what else is out there, but I don’t know where to look.… more »

Just a day in the life

Hey folks, it is me, Christina.
I’ve been Vern’s assistant for a half-dozen years now. more »

Fueling the engine

Folks did not stand idly by and watch while things happened; they jumped in fueled by their ever present determination to steadily progress forward. Accepting things the way they were wasn’t really… more »

Let's talk spawning ...

Well, it is safe to say spring has arrived, although snow’s still on the ground in part of Saskatchewan and Alberta. more »

And baby makes three

For most parents, preparing for your first child is a time of nervous wonder and excitement. more »

Composing compost

I had a rather personal conversation about the afterlife with a close friend the other day. more »

Our new disposable world

Back in the day, no one was allowed to be picky; eating or otherwise.
Particularly on the farm.
You ate what was on your plate and were bloody glad of it—or else. more »

Tips for setting up a new acreage

I have lived in the country most of my life plus have seen literally hundreds of rural homes during my career as a Realtor. Spring is often the season when many people start to think about either buying… more »

The hidden life of trees

This is a first: a book about trees has been on the best sellers list for over 25 weeks.
This may be the first time a book about trees made it on to this esteemed list at all. more »

Dear Abby (Helen)

I’m sure, at some point in your life, you’ve had the chance to speak a few words of encouragement or wisdom into someone’s life? more »

Living long and wide and deep

It’s a popular trend to think that, since we don’t know that we will live long, we should live wide—taking in every experience possible with the motto “You only live once,”… more »

Fun and games

Folks did more than just work hard in the early days; they knew how to have homemade fun too in their spare time. more »

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