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Down on the Farm

All photos taken on July 19, 2022, during our 44 km return bike ride to Rolly View, Alberta.

Some of you may already know about my farm background. During my early, formative years, Dad alternated between farming and working as a tree faller or carpenter. My earliest memories are of living on a farm and walking out to the fields, hand in hand with Mom, taking lunch or a cool drink to my father. This was on the family farm, but, as Dad was the youngest in his family and family farms typically went to the oldest child, we soon moved on to Saskatchewan and Manitoba, looking for other opportunities.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

4 thoughts on “Down on the Farm

  1. Such beautiful photos, Allan! A farmer’s lifestyle is a busy and hectic one. A lot of tasks and work are done and must be completed every day to achieve their ultimate goal. And not to mention very early starts. But then again, farmers live one of the most interesting lives any of us could live because a lot of things happen on a typical farm. Life on the farm may sound really tiring and full of effort. But for these farmers, are satisfied and fulfilled at the end of the day for they know that every work they do provides food for families around the world. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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