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

Redneck Remedies, by Uncle Don Gessner

Redneck Remedies, by Uncle Don Gessner

“If onion juice is good enough for the monkeys, it’s good enough for me,” my Uncle Don said on a recent visit, smacking a palm on the table to emphasize the weight of his statement. He was outlining his plan of action for the next time he got sick. Apparently, he’d...

A Spring Chicken

A Spring Chicken

Spring is all about new life. Whether it be calves kicking up their heels in the pasture, or a litter of pink piglets pushing for position at the milk bar (otherwise known as mom) we see birth everywhere on the farm. One of the most exciting events is when baby chicks...

A Labour of Love

A Labour of Love

Cooking for someone is a labor of love. We’ve all heard this phrase, but I hadn’t given it much thought until today, when sadly, it flitted across my mind that I should make a yummy apple crumble for Dad’s supper. I love my father with all my heart. He passed away...

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