|We are all hooked up and ready to roll north and east to the "farm"|
I know it sounds like we live on a farm here at Dogpound North, but the "farm" for us has always been the place where my Grandfather and his parents homesteaded over 100 years ago. It is halfway between Vermilion and Wainwright in East Central Alberta. My Mom and her brother were born and raised there and my uncle and some of my cousins still call it home. Uncle Brent has a bunch of land up there and a couple of my cousins still live on his home place. Blair lives in the house on the Buffalo Creek Ranch and Mike has built his own new home just a half mile west of there up on a hill with a view of the whole country.
|A view off of Mike's deck to the SE|
|A view from the same deck looking SW|
|This is an old photo but it gives a good look at the bottom of the coulee|
|The coulee from Mike's deck|
|Heading down into the coulee|
|Another view from the top down into the coulee|
Although we didn't plan it that way we did stumble into a Father's Day celebration at the farm and enjoyed visiting with family who came from farther away to celebrate with my Uncle Brent.
|Mom and Uncle Brent|
|My youngest Macnab relative, Braxton, first cousin, twice removed|
|An old horse drawn manure spreader|
|The head of a horse drawn hay mower|
|The steel wheels are neat but the rock caught my eye|
|But luckily I was able to use photoshop to remove the numbers across the bottom of the shot.|
And you just knew I couldn't leave you all without another horse shot. Here is Brenda and Mike enjoying the view back into the coulee after scrambling up the hill.