‘Buffalo chips’ used as fire fuel

By Esther Wake – Penticton, B.C. A day in life in the 1930s at Brownlee in central Saskatchewan was hot and dry with duststorms and worms. We couldn’t afford coal or wood for cooking, so we took an old washtub and fork out to the pasture to gather buffalo chips (cow manure). These made a [continue...]

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Elevators at Lacombe

All that’s left is the memories of the elevators at Lacombe, Alta. This photo was taken a few days before they were torn down. Photo submitted by Cliff Swarbrick of [continue…]


He let out a great scream

By Gordon Phillips – Surrey, B.C. One year my younger brother, Bob, and I received a little red wagon for our birthdays which occurred about two weeks apart in the [continue…]

The Lighter Side

  • In class one day, the teacher pulled young Johnny over to his desk after a test, and said, “Johnny I have a feeling that you have been cheating on your [continue...]


Tasty Recipes


Christmas Chrunches

From Gail Prior – Penticton, B.C. 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup dry chow mein noodles 1 cup unsalted peanuts Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in [continue…]

Ahh, the memories!


Hen grabbed toy butterfly

By Maxine Adair – Harris, Sask. As a preschooler, on the farm, I found amusement everywhere: the chickens came out for the morning scratching, the geese were on their way [continue…]