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Musings from the Morning

The Hambling Farm hosted Meal in the Field last week

and a good meal it was.  We caught the Hambling's just

after that crazy snow and they all seemed in a pretty good

mood despite the snow.  Weather as Ryan said, "is a part of

farming".  Our sponsor host for the event was Crop Production

Services in High River.  The George Traditional House from

Okotoks provided the incredible eats. 

Yesterday we made our way to the Lorne De Paoli

Family Farm and feasted compliments of our sponsor

Rocky Mountain Equipment on the fantastic meal

from the George Traditional House.  Again, a great day

good food and friends made for an awesome time.

Thanks to all of our sponsors this year, here is 

to good weather moving forward to wrap up

harvest in Southern Alberta.

 

Charlie

 

Charlie

Habitat for Humanity Raise's The Roof In Okotoks

Habitat for Humanity was in Okotoks today for Raise The Roof Fun Run/Walk today!

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The morning started with everyone stretching and getting ready at 9:30 for the 10am start in Ethal Tucker Park which is beside the Okotoks Public Library.

A 10k run or a 5k walk around the river area was the options and after the race each participant received a medal.

This great organization is non-profit and their mission is "To mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting home ownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty."

 

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta has served more than 250 families, building more than 170 homes.

Today's event also showcased a family from Calgary who received a home from Habitat from Humanity in 2010.

A BBQ, door prizes, and music was also at Ethal Tucker Park today.

If you want to donate, volunteer or know more about Habitat for Humanity..

Click here to go to the Canada Habitat for Humanity Site

Click here for the Southern Alberta Habitat for Humanity Site

~ Megan

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Meal in the Field is a promotion that is not new but

is sure fun for the crew at AM1140.  Yesterday we

made the trip South to the Hamblings just North of

Nanton.  The picture shows the awesome folks from

The George Tradition House in Okotoks backing in

with the Barbecue Chicken and incredible edibles

that was our first "Meal in the Field" of the Year for

AM 1140.  Crop Production Services sponsored this

particular day and it was a great feast shared by The

Hamblings and all of their friends.

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Have a great weekend!'

Charlie

 

 

Musings on "Literary Corner" from the Morning

(photo courtesy Diana Gabaldons' facebook page)
Author Diana Gabaldon joins us after 8am today on "Literary Corner".

Diana authored the "Highlander" series of books and has a new book called

"Written in my Own Heart's Blood".  Sean Emmett chats with Diana

and we'll give the book away just after 8am on AM 1140 with

"Literary Corner"!

 

Charlie

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Snow in Southern Alberta.  Yes the snow is here and

hurt the quality of some of what was an excellent

crop in most areas around SA this year.  Do you

remember snow earlier than this?  I had heard the

no snow September went as far back as 1967.

I hope all have a great harvest and the early snow

doesn't complicate too much on the operation of

Southern Alberta farmers.

(photo from AM 1140 facebook page)

My vote is for warm weather this coming weekend

and that the gang can get off a solid harvest!

 

The world lost Joan Rivers this past week.  I was

always a fan after her appearances on the Tonight Show,

following that she released her own show.  She called Johnny

Carson to chat with him about it and he hung up on her.  Johnny

never talked to Joan Rivers again.  I would think that would

be sad for him.  What do you think?  Share them with us on

the AM 1140 Facebook page.  Come on you can do it.  Make

sure you click on "LIKE US" too please.

 

Charlie

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There it was, a major grass fire and several friends along

with first responders there to put it out.  The rainfall

warning today will moisten up the land so we should be

ok for the rest of September when it comes to pics like

below which happened near Nanton the other day!

An aerial view of Monday night's fire (Photo courtesy of Loree Photography) 

Have a good Wednesday!

Charlie

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Rodeo is big in our area and the Okotoks Pro Rodeo

has been big for a number of years on this long weekend.

Old Towne gets involved with a Chili Cook Off happening

on Saturday.  (Test the Chili 11-1pm) For a small amount

to local charity you can grab a taste bowl and have some fun.

Rodeo goes at the Arena at 7 tonight, 7 tomorrow night

and 2 Sunday.  You would never find the horse below

(from the Jeffers family) at the rodeo but maybe Saks 5th ave.!

 

 

 

It is officially the last weekend of summer but that seems so harsh.

There will be other weekends that will feel like summer I promise.

The Old farmers Almanac came to us this week at the station and it

says a colder full of snow winter is on the way so enjoy this weekend

and cherish it before we go in to our winter wonderland winter

in Southern Alberta.

 

Have an awesome weekend!

 

Charlie

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Hockey already? Yes thank goodness!  The Oilers lost their

first pre-season game but they had a nearly all rookie line

up in Drum last night!  It will get better Oiler fans!

If hockey is at the back of your mind maybe Rodeo would

perk you up.  The Okotoks Pro Rodeo goes Friday and

Saturday at 7pm with a Sunday afternoon performance

as well in Okotoks.  A big Chili Fest happens in "Old

Towne" in conjunction with all of the festivities!

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The Long Weekend is usually called the last week of

summer, lets change that thought this year!

 

Have a great week.

 

Charlie

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I was challenged by my niece and Meg's from the

Sunshine Patrol to do the "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE"

for ALS.  I thank both of you for your kind nomination.

I decided to have my daughter pour.  It was cold

but it was for a good cause! P.S. The ice cubes on

my poor bald head felt like cement blocks BUT it

was for charity.  Have a look at the link if you dare.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003589907217&hc_location=timeline

Thanks to Larry Vanatta we really enjoyed the Southern

Alberta Music Festival at Aspen Crossing on the weekend!

BB Jaru and The Free Beer band were on my bucket list

to see LIVE so I was pumped.  Artie is pretty good on that

horn and Doug sings pretty good for a rancher too!  Tim Hus

you rocked it pal!

(photo courtesy of Stephanie Hopf)

Charlie

 

 

 

Musings from the Morning

 

Hey are you a fan of A&W and their famous

Teenburger?  You might enjoy CRUISING THE DUB

today at your local A&W.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada's photo.

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Have a great day!

 

Charlie