Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Something is Missing

I don't normally talk about politics, as each of us has our own beliefs and thankfully we live in a country where we have the right to do so.  But as the Alberta Provincial election is in it's last few days, I find it very interesting that there is one topic that has not been mentioned by the two front runners...........................AGRICULTURE.

 Now if you take the time to read the policies and platforms of both the Progressive Conservatives and the Wild Rose Party, there is information regarding Agriculture.  But as far as stating these policies in public or during the leaders debate, we are not even on the radar.  These two leaders are scheduling a 1 hour stop on the campaign trail this morning in an agriculture setting.  Good photo opportunity, but have not taken the time to really get to the heart of things of what is needed in our industry and what will help agriculture producers in the future.

Maybe both of them would like to think about the impact on their education and health policies if there is no strong agriculture sector in Alberta.  How well do you think malnutritioned students will learn or how many more seniors will need care if they can't afford protein, or fruit and vegetables?  It is one thing to support rural communities with more learning opportunities and doctors, but what about sustaining and growing one of the most renewable resources we have in our province.  Again we are taking a back seat to all of the other Ministries.  I guess if there were more of us they might be worried about where our vote is going to go on April 23.  I hope your local candidates are listening to you.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring has arrived...Not really

Sorry for the long absence in blog writing.  The past month has been a blur.  But many good thing have happened in the last 4 weeks.  The last time that I blogged I was getting ready to attend the Spring meetings on the Canadian Simmental Association, we were only days away from the Red Deer Bull Sale where we were offering a great set of Red Simmental Bulls sired by Revolution, breeding plans were being made, wedding plans finalized and the everyday chores that spring time brings  on the farm.

I will bring you up to date on all of these activities, PLUS our new herdsire purchase, plans for High Country cattle for the spring and summer months.  Right now I am finishing taxes

and digging ourselves out of a foot of snow from the weekend.  We have had more snow in March and April than all winter long.  I hope spring has arrived at your place.  More blogs to follow soon.
Green grass at the Blin's,
the morning of the wedding