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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


Redtail Farms is part of the Prairie Farm Project, which hosted The Long Table Dinner at Lazy T Farms as part of last month’s Alberta Open Farm Days.

A very modern farm based on old ways of collaborating

Change is an interesting thing. It takes time but with momentum can happen quickly,” said Ian Griebel of Redtail Farms as he reflected on the last few years since he and wife Dana Blume took over his parents’ operation. Kathleen Charpentier and Richard Griebel started marketing directly from the farm, near Castor, in the mid-’90s […] Read more