May 15th, 2015 found us on a journey to the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site south of Longview, Alberta. Trucks, trailers, people, horses and farm equipment descended on the ranch for the spring planting of a barley crop.
There was no shortage of blue sky and sunshine as I left the house and headed out to the Eau Claire Clipper. At seven-forty-five, after completing my pre-trip, I hit the road. The Clipper is no speed demon but I was prepared and settled into the relaxing drive to the Bar U Ranch for the […]
It was all-hands-on-deck last weekend at the Bar U Ranch. As smartphone weather apps everywhere warned of a “Snow-tember to remember,” ACS and Eau Claire Distillery along with some (very) good friends worked against the clock (well, the calendar actually) to make sure the 2014 Bar U rye crop was cut, bundled and stooked before the storm. Many thanks […]
Springtime in Alberta, at it’s best, is a busy time of year and this year with the snow and cold hanging on late into the season, it has been busier than normal. We were coming up fast to the long weekend in May—a time when most grain crops need to be in the ground—and the […]
This is a follow up story to the Educating Lisa, posted Jan 30, 2012. On May 10, 2007, I was on my way home from our shop for supper when Dale called me on my cell and said “I think that you had better come back here and bring your camera with you”. It turned […]