Hello! I'm Helen

Author and Blogger
Author of "Prairie Wool"

About Me

I’m a writer, driver of buses (and other assorted vehicles of size) proud country-dweller and lover of travel. I was born in small town Saskatchewan, Canada. Maidstone to be exact. Mom and dad took me home to the Charolais cattle ranch near Marshall, Saskatchewan with my brother Bill where I grew to love the prairie landscape. My childhood was unremarkable, but from quite a young age I held tightly to a dream. I wanted to be a writer. Sadly, it took fifty odd years to come to fruition, but now I am virtually unstoppable (or so I tell myself).  I have four children who are mostly all grown now, except for Aliyah, my youngest daughter. Aliyah keeps me on track, prevents such things as a swelled head or inflated ego, and keeps a watchful eye on things like the expiry date on food items lest we all perish in some nasty poisoning incident.  She is also the main photographer throughout this blog.

Aliyah in the rockies

Recent Blog Posts

It’s Time For…Show and Share!

It’s Time For…Show and Share!

Before the last pencil is sharpened and the final eraser is dropped, I must take time to share a glimpse into that well known, but seldom witnessed time of day called, “Show and Share”. Let us be like the proverbial “fly on the wall” and join these children as they...

The Rather Remarkable Rat

The Rather Remarkable Rat

“Ask not what your vermin can do for you…,” quipped my cousin Cindy as we deliberated, through texts, the merits of this much maligned beast. Prior to our unusual discussion, she’d sent me a news article from Vice World News. It featured the headline, “A Hero’s...

Tales of Long Ago

Tales of Long Ago

It seems every time the forecast calls for moisture we are thwarted. The rain keeps moving elusively out of reach and our fields and pastures have become thirsty, desolate wastelands. That might be a touch melodramatic, but it’s close to the truth. However, the...

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