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Written ByElaine Hauser & Alysa Klassen The Gatheredwww.thegathered.ca Photos By Megan Kaduhr of Boreal Productions A delicious recipe first shared by Elaine Hauser & Alysa Klassen in the Fall 2022 Issue of Trailblazher Magazine. “An argument could be made that plums could be considered our ‘family fruit’ based on the many ways it integrated itself […]

Rustic Parsnip Spice Cake Topped with Cardamom Maple Plums

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“As Trailblazhers with multi-layered passions and interests, we need to keep ourselves as well as possible. As women, we deserve to enjoy the rurally-based, full and challenging lives that we lead. Each one of us wants to give, create and grow (or, as you’ll read below, choose not to grow but to “be”). Be exactly who and what we are, without growth or the pressure to be something other than who we are.

Ten Mental Wellness Tips for Trailblazhers

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Written ByTammy ThielmanBSW MSW RSW Mental Wellness CounsellorTown and Country Counsellingwww.townandcountrycounselling.com Photos byVictoria Skofteby 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 […]

Looking After our Most Precious Relationships

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Written ByHadleigh Burch 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 […]

Buzzing Into Spring

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Written ByVanessa WrubleskiRural at Heart Photography by Vanessa Wrubleski 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. Feed Sack Tote […]

Make Your Own Feed Sack Tote

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Recipe ByDena LewisOne Mile Ranch Photos ByDena 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 of Trailblazher Magazine (grab your copy here) but we […]

Cowboy Steak Bites

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Written ByJan JohnsonCo-Founder of Trailblazher Co. 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 […]

Connection and Collaboration – The Cornerstone of Rural Business

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Written ByErica Leniczek, BSc., BEd., CPT, PTS, Mindful EducatorOwner, The Brand Erica 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. […]

5 Ways You Can Avoid Burnout and Keep Your Goals a Priority

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Recipe ByBreanne BurchBurch Acres 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 forms of grain fermentation and […]

Sourdough Starter

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Written byJan JohnsonCo-founder Trailblazher Co. 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 […]

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