Fall Arrives | September 14, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 16 | | Editor: Colleen MacLeod | #meadowlarkmonday Harvest All around the area, harvest is in full swing and this was no different at Pioneer Acres yesterday. A post from their Facebook page: “Pioneer Acres last night. Our little crop of rye has been harvested and baled. Straw can’t of course be […]

Community Spirit | August 10, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 15 | | Editor: Colleen MacLeod | #meadowlarkmonday Community Spirit What is community spirit and how does it translate into safe and healthy communities? Believe me, there is a connection, so let’s dive in. Community spirit is having the desire to contribute to making your community a better place, promote your community, […]

Summertime | July 13, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 14 | | Editor: Colleen MacLeod | #meadowlarkmonday Update Whether you opt for summer staycations or perhaps trips around Alberta, summer is the time to be outdoors with family and friends. We are a bit weather-challenged so far this summer, so it’s even more important to take advantage of the warm, sunny […]

O Canada | June 29, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 13 | | Editor: Colleen MacLeod | #meadowlarkmonday Glorious And Free Virtual Canada Day Things are certainly different this July 1st, but you can still pack your day full of celebrations on Canada Day! How about starting the day with some themed crafts and face painting? After lunch, stop by Pioneer Acres […]

Ushering in Summer | June 22, 2020

When I found out that our library is now doing curbside service, it reminded me of bookmobiles. I have a vivid memory of a bookmobile coming out to our farm when I was 4 or 5 years old. It was an out-of-service school bus that had been fitted with shelves and tons of books. I think there was a sign painted on the side, but I can’t quite see the image.

Life in Chalk | June 15, 2020

There is one more week to enter our first-ever Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest! Open to residents 13 and under with the theme surrounding things that live in our area: plants, bugs, birds, animals, and people. Grace at ATB has generously donated bags of candy for the winners of each category! The five winners will be featured in the June 29, 2020 issue.

Commencement | June 8, 2020

Walking in nature has proven health benefits. Part of that is due to the sounds of nature, including birdsong. Almost every time I go walking on the Meadowlark Trail in town I hear the lovely, lilting song of the Western Meadowlark. It got me thinking: if I got my inspiration for the name of this newsletter from the Meadowlark Trail, how did the trail committee come up with it in the first place?

Wisdom of Our Grandmothers | June 1, 2020

I had a most enjoyable live chat with Shelly, the curator of the Pioneer Acres Museum, last week. Among other things, we touched on how we can obtain life lessons from the past, particularly in times of adversity. We chatted about our grandmothers and how we were inspired by them in so many ways. It’s a good time to reflect on life lessons learned at the knees of our grandmothers.

Fresh, Green, and New | May 25, 2020

This week the focus is on contributors and partners who are helping to grow this newsletter. The talents of each are deeply appreciated!
New Partners: The Meadowlark is excited to announce new partnerships with Pioneer Acres Museum and the Irricana and Rural Municipal Library.

Victoria Day Special Issue | May 18, 2020

Volume 1 Issue 7 | | Editor: Colleen MacLeod | Published weekly on Mondays | #meadowlarkmonday Life Happy Victoria Day May long weekend is the traditional time for home and garden projects to really kick off and this year it was busier than usual with so many people off work. At our house we were […]


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