National Film Board ~ Cattle Country by Beth Zinkan

This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, while segments on spraying, feeding and shipping illustrate some of the less dramatic jobs involved in …

Best Eggnog Cheesecake!

Adapted from Taste of Home   Base 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (variation: try half graham crumbs & half crushed gingersnaps) 2 tbsp. sugar 3 tbsp. butter, melted Filling 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten 3/4 cup eggnog 1 …

The Tree

  Pine tree, I remember when I saw you years ago, We was trailin’ cattle up this mountain through the snow. As I rode by, my stirruped boot just barely brushed your top, I was ridin’ drag, so I thought that I would stop And look at you for a moment and wonder if I’d …

Mel Hyland

Early in October, two-time World Champion Saddle Bronc rider Mel Hyland of Valleyview, Alta., suffered a massive heart attack while training young horses.   Physically devastated, Mel is on the road to recovery, but it’ll be a long road. His cousin started up a page for donations to help the superstar during his recovery.  To …