Battle River Ranch

On Saturday June 16, 2018 I loaded up my van with bedding plants, flowers and perennials from my garden and friends. It was time to create a rock garden from the pile of rocks and boulders that were left behind from digging the basement of the new lodge. The weeds had already been treated with roundup. I arrived at 8:30 am by 9:30 Joel Enns came to help; a trainee and Josiah a student from Lloydminster to complete his 10 hours of volunteer hours. Ernest the director of the camp came to help with our needs. Supplying a water hose, gloves, tools and then a back hoe for Joel to bring a large amount of good soil to add around the rocks and boulders. By noon we started to see the making of a beautiful rock garden. Our mission came to an end at 2:30 pm. Joel was amazed at…

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The Duck’s Nest and Sorrow

For days in the early spring I watched a mallard duck and his partner sitting on the road behind the truck wash. The long weekend brought me into my back yard where I notice I had a new friend. A mallard duck. Each time I went into my back yard she would fly away from my garden gate. I discovered she was sitting on 7 eggs. I learned a lot how she covered up her nest with feathers and leaves. I watched daily to be sure that “Nellie” was sitting on her eggs. She would never stay in her nest when I worked in my yard. On Saturday June 16 I came home from Battle River Ranch and checked on Nellie. Sadness. Disappointment. The nest was destroyed and 2 eggs were broken. Nellie was gone.  My friend Ron had lent me his camouflage video camera to record Nellie and her…

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Spring Eminence Event

.Spring Eminence Event. When we are in search of products for the Spa to use both in our services and to sell in our boutique there are a few things that we look for: Are they Natural, Organic or Healthy to use? – No Parabens, No Chemicals, No Animal Testing. Are they Effective? – Actually Anti-Aging? Diminish Dry Skin? Do they actually heal? Will Our Clients Enjoy This? – Do they smell nice? Is this what people want? Eminence is AN AMAZING product that Answered + to all of our questions!! This is a product that is not only 100% Organic it is a product that your skin will love and you will see results! These are cold pressed fruits, vegetables, plants and herbs that are hand mixed with natural preservatives that are organically grown in Hungary. To give back to our clients we host Eminence Events. Our Saskatchewan Representative…

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Shop Locally First

SHOP LOCALLY FIRST !!! It’s Christmas time! It’s Shopping Time! Where should we go? The city…… Saskatoon, Battleford, Lloydminster, Edmonton, Calgary or maybe even Winnipeg? What about Unity? Are the prices in the city better? Not always! The cost of travel and meals, winter driving….. Don’t forget about the inevitable return of gifts either inappropriate, wrong size, broken or missing pieces……  I’ll let you to do the math!    Have you taken the time to browse through each store in Unity? I have been through most stores in town shopping as well as collecting knowledge to pass onto my spa guests about the unique shopping available in Unity. There are treasures here that will amaze you. Recently I had women shopping in the spa say, “We don’t have to go shopping in the city….. Among the stores in Unity you have everything the city has.” This lady had gone to the…

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Farewell to the Unity, SK Red Rooster

  We are sad to see an iconic building in Unity go. The Red Rooster was the first business to go up that served soft ice cream and make you sub sandwiches. It served gas and was a confectionery store so if you ran out of bread, milk or ingredients for your muffins that evening you could run down and grab what you needed. The Red Rooster provided a hangout location for all the young children in the summer giving them lots of wonderful memories to cherish. We used it as a landmark for directions to get to the Spa and now we will use the Country Car Wash as our landmark to turn right and you can see the Spa from Railway Road. Eileen Baptiste and the late Joe Baptiste were the last wonderful owners who gave this unique service to a small Saskatchewan town! Thanks, Geraldine Barrett

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