Thursday, June 30, 2011

Alberta Hereford Assoc. AGM

Just a reminder that our Alberta Hereford Assoc. AGM is coming up ! This year our meeting will be followed by a Steak and Lobster dinner and will be held in conjunction with the Keith Gilmore Foundation Charity Golf Classic . 

I hope some of you will be able to join us in Hanna on July 6th & 7th !

Schedule of Events

Alberta Hereford Association

2011 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
3:00 p.m.
Hanna Community Centre (use west entrance)
503 4 Street West
Hanna, Alberta

Wednesday  6:00 pm: LOBSTER BOIL &/OR STEAK (your choice) Barbeque at the Campground.
Cost: $50.00/meal.
Make reservation for dinner with Dan or Gwen Aebly: 403-898- 2415 or


*10:00 am – Registration and Putting Contest
*12:00 pm – Shotgun Start – 18 holes
*5:30 pm – Country Auction
*6:00 pm – Steak Dinner

SUPER 8:403-854-2400 or The CANADA GREY: 403-854-4471
CAMPGROUND: 403-854-1853 (When calling to camp, tell them you are with the Keith Gilmore Foundation.)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Bob Jenkins - 1942 on "Pone"

It has been a busy couple of weeks here - trying to get fence fixed and bulls out between rain storms.   I have enjoyed so much riding with Dad as we sort cows, and put the bulls out to pasture.   I am always the one who is worried that we won't get things done - and he is always the one who keeps assuring me that we will - I guess that confidence comes with time and experience. 

I have always loved the chance to spend time with Dad and the cows - when I was little instead of watching TV we would pull out old Hereford Digests and "place" the cattle in the ad's.  So much of who I am today I owe to him - and his encouragement.  

Here's to all those Ranch Dads - who taught us how to fix fence, rope bulls, tie knots, drive trucks (then get "un-stuck" !) - how know a "good one" - Dad's who hauled our horses and cattle all over the county - who caught our horses when we fell off - and who made us get back in the saddle and never give up !

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Flashback - June 3, 2011

Tom Jenkins (dehorning), Bob Jenkins (branding) and Joe Jenkins - with their team of supporters Valerie, Leslie, and Margo Johnson (nieces) = photo taken in the early 1960's ?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our Involvement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada

In 2001 our family changed the structure of our ranching operation - and began a parntership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada.   There were many factors which led to this decision - but one common goal was to see the land protected from the ever increasing pressure of rural sub-division/commercial development in the Waterton Park Front Area.  This is a video I did with the Nature Conservancy that talks a bit about how it is we work together - and also shows some great pictures of our place !