The Emo Fair week has arrived much quicker than I would prefer! I am still much unprepared and am hoping for some good cattle behaving days this week. I really can’t blame it on the cattle; with still trying to make hay I haven’t spent nearly enough time with them. […]

I survived my trip last week to southern Ontario—but barely! My plane was very late leaving Winnipeg and when I arrived in Toronto and rushed to my next flight, I saw my plane backing away from the terminal. You would have thought they could have waited a few more minutes. […]

Here we are the middle of July, when we should be nearing the end of our first crop of hay. Instead, most are struggling to make hay. I remember a few years ago someone saying to me that we pretty much need to cut hay in the rain in hopes […]

The crops are progressing nicely and many of our cereal plots are heading out. I was concerned last week that they were going to be rather short, but they seem to look pretty decent. It is difficult to get right in the plots since things are pretty darn wet (with […]

I’m hoping everyone was able to enjoy a very beautiful Canada Day! Those of you who know me well know I’m a huge fan of our great country—and my office is themed after it! I likely have as much Canadian collectibles now as I did cows! • • • My […]

Wow, here we are in the last week of June. Summer is sneaking past us rather quickly. Many of the dairy farms have competed their first cut of hay while we beef farmers are just thinking about getting started. I hope to start this week–so I likely will make it […]

As I write my “Moos” on Monday morning, I am awaiting for the Grade 2/3 classes to arrive from J.W. Walker School in Fort Frances. Maddie and Marlee were able to take the day off to help Auntie Kimmie (and more likely to be sure no one will chase the […]

After taking the time to update my weather data, I can confirm that we definitely are about three weeks behind with our season. We normally would start accumulating corn heat units near the beginning of May but this year we didn’t start until May 27. Let’s hope we can make […]

It’s June—and we still are struggling to plant and get our “spring” jobs completed. I’m feeling overwhelmed right now as the list keeps growing, the calendar keeps turning, and the weather continues to not co-operate. We purchased a new brush mower last year for grass cutting here at the Emo […]

Sadly, our family lost our Grandpa Bliss on Friday night. Thankfully, he slipped away quite quickly. Grandpa and his quick talk will be greatly missed. You had to be on your toes and be prepared for him to tell you pretty much anything. If you didn’t know him well, you […]