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I don’t know about all of you but we have come to realize just how important relationships and collaboration really are not only to our business but to our own mental wellness. Tammy Thielman wrote an incredible article about looking after our relationships for our Summer 2021 Issue of Trailblazher Magazine but it was too […]

LOOKING AFTER OUR MOST PRECIOUS RELATIONSHIPS

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We are ready for spring – how about you?? Hadleigh Burch of A Little Wild Farm shared a beautiful story of how spring feels and the fresh start for the bees. Article originally appeared in our Spring 2021 Issue of Trailblazher Magazine. I think perhaps spring is a feeling you get before it becomes an […]

BUZZING INTO SPRING

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We love a good DIY project and know that a lot of our readers do too! Today we are sharing a great way to create a fun new feed sack! This DIY was originally shared in our Summer 2021 Issue in Trailblazher Magazine. Written by Vanessa Wrubleski Rural At Heart @vanessajoelle_ Millet, Alberta Photography by […]

DIY – FEED SACK TOTE

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RECIPE BY DENA LEWIS IG – @ONEMILERANCH ONE MILE RANCH PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA PHOTOGRAPHY BY DENA LEWIS “Cowboy Steak Bites speak for themselves, nothing like good steak doused in butter, once you start you can’t stop!” – Dena Lewis Butter and steak? Sign us up! This recipe was originally shared in our Winter 2021 Issue […]

IN THE KITCHEN – COWBOY STEAK BITES

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If there is anything we’ve learned in the past two years, it’s that we need each other. Rural entrepreneurs, being the resilient and gutsy bunch that we are, are often loners, pushing our products, services and offerings out into the world, pivoting and changing as we go. We’ve now come face to face with the […]

CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION – THE CORNERSTONE OF RURAL BUSINESSES

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As we step into a new year, we often feel exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We are wanting to create the changes we know we should, and we are often wanting to become the best versions of ourselves. January is a confusing month – we feel broke, burnt out, exhausted, […]

5 WAYS YOU CAN AVOID BURNOUT AND KEEP YOUR GOALS A PRIORITY

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RECIPE BY DANIELLE FRENCH IG – @SOUTHPONDHOME SOUTH POND FARMS PONTYPOOL, ONTARIO PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASH NAYLER “I BELIEVE BREAD IS A FUNDAMENTAL TRADITION AND A CORNERSTONE OF GOOD MEALS. IN SOME FORM, IT IS PART OF EVERY CULTURE — LEAVENED OR UNLEAVENED, FRIED OR BAKED, FLAT OR FORMED INTO LOAVES. MADE WITH WHOLESOME GRAINS, BREAD […]

IN THE KITCHEN – ROSEMARY FOCACCIA

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RECIPE BY DANIELLE FRENCHSOUTH POND FARMSPONTYPOOL, ONTARIOPHOTOGRAPHY BY ASH NAYLER Written by Danielle French for the Premier Issue of Trailblazher Magazine There is nothing like Fall’s shorter, colder days to bring along the inclination to braise meats and vegetables. Long, slow roasting with wine and stock, fresh garlic and herbs is like wrapping-up in a […]

IN THE KITCHEN – FALL BRAISED BEEF

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RECIPE BY BREANNA BURCH FROM BURCH ACRES@BURCHACRESHOMESTEADERDRAYTON VALLEY, AB Sourdough can seem intimidating at first and it truly is like having a newborn. You have to feed your little baby everyday! However, once the newborn stage is over it’s much easier, so you just can’t give up! Why Sourdough? Sourdough is one of the oldest […]

IN THE KITCHEN – SOURDOUGH STARTER

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As more women step into the entrepreneurial arena, especially rural women, we continue to see new businesses and brands emerge. Traditionally, entrepreneurship has been viewed as a competitive endeavor – compete for your ideal customers against other businesses who are selling similar goods and services and try to get as much market share as possible. […]

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