Hand Hills Grapevine
Marilyn Vredegoor 403-665-2473
Hello Hand Hills…..this weather is holding up for the farmers and is making for a very nice November. The crops are in the bins and it is truly a blessing with the weather that we have been given. Hope that we do not pay for it too much come winter.
I was over to the Neu Muehl Colony when they were finishing up their harvest and there were 8 JD Combines going in one field when a neighboring colony came to help finish harvest. That was quite a sight to see. The Farmer boss, Tom Entz, sure had his hands full organizing all of those machines and operators. Sure made quick work of a ¼ section field.
If they have their way, things will be changing in the Hills. A German Company wants to set up a Solar Park in the neighborhood. A Public Consultation is being held at the Hand Hills Clubhouse on Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 7:30 pm –9:00 pm. This is to discuss the development of a Solar Park on Coyote Lake Farm in Special Areas 2. Representatives of Kronos Solar Limited will be available to discuss the proposal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarifications. Come and let your voice be heard.
That same night there is a meeting in Delia in regards to the wind Turbines. I will try to find out more information on that meeting.
Congratulations to Tyson White and Candis Nichols on their recent engagement. The Hand Hills is looking forward to the party! Tyson works for Echo Sands Ranch and Candis is employed at Hanna Chrysler. They live on the former Cecil Ernst place which is now owned by Doug and Helga Price.
Shiloh Ranch did it again! A few weeks ago the Hanna Chamber of Commerce choose Shiloh Cattle Company as the recipient for the 2016 Spirit of Agriculture Award. This past week they won at FarmFair International 2016 in Edmonton. They are off to Agribition next and this writer is sure their show cattle will continue to do well. Congratulations!
Come celebrate the year at the Ranchers’ Ball this Saturday. Phone and book your table and enjoy an evening out. Harvest is done, calves are weaned, we had lots of rain, so it is time to kick up your heels and have a good time. If you can volunteer please do so by phoning Day or Marilyn.
The monthly meeting of the Club is a week earlier than normal due to the Solar Park Meeting on November 24. See you this Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm. Please plan to attend.
Till next week…all the farmers have a big smile on their faces, so be sure to put one on your face too!