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Jayden and Tristan with their parents Jaimie and Wade.

Life on the ranch during COVID-19

The COVID pandemic has altered our semi-retirement plans. Many of our retired friends and family are trying to find meaningful ways of spending their time. Some are relieved that they will be able to golf in a socially distanced way. Here on the ranch we’re not searching for meaning. We seem to be filling important […] Read more






Hershey, a bottle-fed calf, has become a regular on the virtual farm tours that Charlotte Wasylik began making last month.

A virtual farm walk spreads joy far and wide

A little project that started as a way for a family farm to communicate with friends and relatives has become a way to showcase agriculture to the world. Charlotte Wasylik of Chatsworth Farm near Vermilion, made a livestream video tour of her family farm on Facebook Live near the end of March. “We were originally […] Read more


Demand was high but Innisfail Growers had lost their venue in Red Deer because of the pandemic. So they set up a drive-thru operation, which attracted long lines of customers.

Albertans coming together while keeping their distance

COVID-19 can't stem the flow of good will and generosity

Drawing a heart and putting it in your window or turning on the Christmas lights. Finding small containers so you can give away farm-milled flour to a food bank. Teaching kids how to grow a garden. Across Alberta, people are finding ways to give their neighbours and communities a lift in these troubled times. In […] Read more