Love this harvest photo from this past week's stretch of great combining weather. The guys have been getting through the alfalfa acres and our friend Mark Migginsphoto snapped this shot at sunset. The blue bee hut in the distance is just perfect!
This Thanksgiving week-end Jed and I are very thankful for each other, our three healthy children, a school just one block away from our home, families to spend time with, meat in our freezers, sunny weather to combine our alfalfa seed and good people who work for us and with us on the farm. We are also thankful for everyone who encourages us and follows our efforts to create a Backyard Pollinator business.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Our kids favorite is a variation of #8 - Make a huge pile and bury yourself inside! Or jump on your unsuspecting sibling who is buried inside.
When you see a steak on your plate, do you think of Leafcutter Bees? Probably not, but maybe you should and here's why:
Most cattle producers have at least some alfalfa plants growing in their pastures. It is a favorite food of cattle and other four-legged animals. To produce alfalfa seed there must be leafcutter bees for pollination. All those blue huts that you see in fields across the Prairies are for the production of alfalfa seed using our bees.
Leafcutter Bees = Juicy Steak!!!!!
Look at this amazing, customized Backyard Pollinator Saskatchcushion!!
I first heard of Catherine's business when she won a Sasktel Business contest for her Innovative and very Creative business idea. Her pillows are such a great way to "put your hometown on the map" and our kids love to read through all the towns/cities on the back, finding this one and that one that they recognize.
It is important for women entrepreneurs and small-town businesses to support, encourage and spread the word about each other. This promotion that we're doing with @Saskatchcushion does just that. Thanks Catherine Higginbotham for this opportunity.
Backyard Pollinator shared a link.
Huge thanks to MOTIF Marketing in Saskatoon for their design work and endless patience as these t-shirts were made. We're happy customers!
“BE STUBBORN ABOUT YOUR GOALS AND FLEXIBLE ABOUT YOUR METHODS.” –UNKNOWN
Who remembers the first time they knew about or used the Internet? Perhaps you're young enough that it's just always been part of your life. Not so for myself.
It was late 1995 and I was a student at the Saskatoon Business College. Two of my classmates were from Iraq and they were checking the weather reports from back home on something called the "World Wide Web", a concept I'd never heard of or had yet to experience. Even in our 10 month business course we didn't use the Internet and my class was the last one to learn typing on an electric typewriter.
Fast forward 24 years and I've been trying to manage the learning curve of an online business. So I'm back to school tomorrow at the Saskatoon Business College in their Corporate Training Program. Ashlyn George from The Lost Girl's Guide to Finding the World is going to teach us about "Social Media Marketing & Enhancing Your Brand Awareness". I'm sure that one day will not be enough but I'm looking forward to the expertise Ashlyn will share!
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