Ever wonder what the daily life of a rancher, cowboy or ranch hand looked like back in the early 1900's?
Over on the Heroes, Heroines and History blog, I'm continuing my series of the Biggs Ranch near Beynon, Alberta with photos taken by Hugh B. Biggs, and preserved by the Glenbow Museum Archives in Calgary.
If you'd like to play a little game, tell me what you think this rancher is happy because he's doing laundry, or do you think he's yelling at someone not to take his picture.
Or... What do you think he's saying?
It was more of a matter of timing than planning, but the 2nd weekend of October is when we finally journeyed up to the Preeceville area of Saskatchewan to introduce our son to his Ukrainian heritage, as well as reacquaint my husband with his. Since that was also Thanksgiving weekend this year with perfect Indian Summer weather, it capped off a special time for the three of us.
I've posted about the trip on the Inkwell Inspirations blog and although it's rather long, there are many photos of our beautiful Saskatchewan landscape that I hope will show you how thankful we are to live in this Canadian prairie province.
Here's a fun memory ... following a couple of 1500 lb bales down a Saskatchewan highway and laughing at the straw blowing across our windshield.
Til next time...
I've just returned from my month-long trip to Ontario and one of the treasures I discovered and want to share is the Jackson Point Courting House on Lake Simcoe's Lake Drive in Georgina.
And yes, the Courting House is still there! And on today on the Heroes, Heroines and History blog I'm giving the history of this remarkable structure as well as the efforts to preserve it.
So what do you think... was it worth saving?
Last weekend I attended the Write Canada conference where one of my stories, Here We Come A-Wassailing, was up for a Word Guild award.
To my deepest chagrin, I didn't win.
But I enjoyed seeing the satisfaction, disbelief, and tears of those who did, and am sending out another hearty CONGRATULATIONS! to all the winners.
The above photo shows the Novotel Hotel which hosted the conference, but it's what's on the other side of the picket fence that's the subject of my Inkwell post, Travel Gems and World Knit in Public Day.
Note: People who knit and crochet DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS POST!
The post is also the public unveiling of my new image, taken at the conference by award-winning photographer, Stephen Woo.
And so begins my post today at CFHS where I'm showing how young ladies enjoyed stepping out with their fellas through early 1900 photographs. The 1890's image below is only one of the activities I've used in my Photographs: Early 1900's Romance post.
Announcement: I am excited to announce that the CFHS blog is changing its look!
Eff Sep 8th, you'll see the change as shown in this graphic:
If you're interested in photos of Early 1900 Summer Fun, you may want to zip over and check a blogpost I have up on the CFHS blog today.
This is just one of many photos I've posted for your enjoyment:
Today's question is: What's your favorite summer fun activity?
Today I start a new adventure over on the Christian Fiction Historical Society blog where you can visit me on the 5th of every month.
As the above photo shows, my post this month is Photographs: Early 1900 Beach Fashions. Come on over and see what people wore a hundred years ago. I bet they'd get a shock to see what some people wear today!