Monthly Archives: December 2009

Water: handle with care

Watch for the Western Producer’s special water issue this week. Essential to life, water is increasingly becoming a critical commodity. Where it is plentiful and free, few think about that fact. For others life revolves around the need to get … Continue reading

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Christmas tradition

The forestry department of Schleitheim always has a Christmas tree market the Saturday before Christmas. Reforested spruce stands are thinned out and the trees bring holiday joy. I bought two, one for Grandma and one for our little living room. … Continue reading

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Greetings from Switzerland

2 a.m.: Three candles glow on the advent wreath. I savour a hot cup of tea and the muffin I saved from the last plane’s breakfast. The eight hours time change from Alberta to Switzerland has me wide awake. I … Continue reading

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Goodbye Alberta… hello Switzerland, then Africa…

Snow, minus 17C and a nasty wind blasted us in Edmonton after a wonderful week of warm sun, green palm trees and the deep blue ocean of the Mexican Mayan Riviera. Welcome home to Alberta! But not for long: on … Continue reading

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