Some Women Get Roses

By Elizabeth Ebert Some women get roses!  Velvet of petal and long of stem,  Placed in a box like a precious gem.  Brought by a man from the florist’s place,  Beautifully right for a crystal vase.  I get crocuses!  Only a little bunch, of course,  Picked by a man on a saddle horse.  Slightly wilted …

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Jack Daines

The Million-Dollar Voice Alberta auctioneer and living legend Jack Daines captured spurring his winning bronc ride in the 1954 Novice Saddle Bronc at the Calgary Stampede Photo courtesy of The Daines Family “This is Jack Daines,” he rasped into the telephone, meaty elbows planted firmly on his desk, linebacker shoulders hunched. His one good eye …

Creating Herd Control

By Dylan Biggs   One of the main jobs will be sorting stock for weaning, shipping, or processing or a combination of all three. As discussed in the previous article, setting the stage for success in the corrals is achieved by ensuring the cattle are gathered and corralled in a calm, orderly fashion that avoids …

Canadian Confederation – Part 4

Settlement “Some of us will not be content in heaven if we hear of a place further West.” —Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, 1881 The drive for prairie settlement gained momentum as unfarmed land became scarce in eastern and central Canada. Settlers looked to the huge HBC territory west of the great lakes. Industrialists …