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Manitoba Flavours: One-Pan Chicken Dijon

Plus, BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites

One Pan Chicken Dijon Ingredients 2 tbsp. canola or olive oil 8 medium chicken drumsticks (about 2 lbs.) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 small finely chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1-1/2 c. low-sodium chicken broth 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. dried basil 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard (or grainy Dijon

“Non-poisonous” sheep dip and cattle wash

Our History: August 1890

Little’s Sheep Dip And Cattle Wash advertised in the August 1890 issue of the Nor’-West Farmer and Manitoba Miller was simultaneously “non-poisonous” as well as “certain death to lice, mange and all insects,”plus acting as a “chemical food” for the wool. On the same page were several “Pointers about pigs.” Among them were: “The most

Manitoba Flavours: Perogy zucchini boats

Plus, Grilled zucchini with Italian seasoning

Grilled Zucchini with Italian Seasoning Ingredients 1-2 medium zucchini 1-2 tbsp. canola oil 1-2 tsp. Italian Seasoning (basil, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder) Instructions 1. Preheat grill to medium high. 2. Wash and slice zucchini in 1.5-cm (1/2-inch) slices. Do not peel. 3. Brush oil on both sides of each zucchini slice. 4. Sprinkle seasoning

The first Manitoba Pool elevator at Goodlands was built in 1928 and renovated in 1971. Eleven years later, the Pool “A” elevator at Deloraine (built in 1949) and a crib annex from the elevator at the nearby siding of Dalny were moved to its west side. Three steel tanks replaced the original elevator in 1985. The CP railway line was abandoned in 1996 and the elevator was closed in 2000. It is now used for private grain storage.

PHOTOS: This Old Elevator: July 2019

The Manitoba Historical Society wants to gather information about all the grain elevators in Manitoba

In the 1950s, there were over 700 grain elevators in Manitoba. Today, there are fewer than 200. You can help to preserve the legacy of these disappearing “Prairie sentinels.” The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS) is gathering information about all elevators that ever stood in Manitoba, regardless of their present status. Collaborating with the Manitoba Co-operator it is supplying these

Reg and Carol Madsen are proudly promoting the banner of the World Clydesdale Show, featuring the logo designed free gratis by their daughter Karen Cobbs.

World Clydesdale Show a first for Manitoba

Draft horse show families involved with fundraising, promotion of 2021 event

A Hamiota couple is putting heart and soul into the upcoming World Clydesdale Show, slated to touch down in Manitoba in 2021. Reg and Carol Madsen come by their interest honestly, having showed at the event in Madison, Wisconsin, and they and other show families are excited to showcase their home province with the event.


Manitoba Flavours: Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs

Plus, Texas caviar with potatoes

Crowd-pleasin’ pork back ribs Ingredients 4 racks pork back ribs Rub: 2 tbsp. (30 ml) paprika 1 tbsp. (15 ml) packed brown sugar 2 tsp. (10 ml) EACH salt, chili powder, and coarse ground black pepper 1 tsp. (5 ml) ground cumin 1/4 tsp. (1 ml) cayenne pepper Kahlua Barbecue Sauce: 1-1/2 c. (375 ml)

Ranchers inundated by floodwaters

Our History: June 2013

In a series of years starting in 1999, Manitoba’s southwest corner was again hit by excess moisture in 2013. The front page of our July 11 issue featured a photo of cattle along the swollen Maple Creek near Reston. The area had received as much as 15 inches of rain in the previous two weeks,

W.G. Dickson’s combine setup, pictured with sons Murray and Archie in 1943.

Second World War-era photos show novel solution to labour shortage

Photos donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum show W.G. Dickson’s unique combine setup

Photos recently donated to the Manitoba Agricultural Museum may show one farmer’s novel solution to labour shortages during the Second World War. The Dickson Henderson family of the Boissevain area donated several digital images to the museum. One photo shows a pull-type combine set up to allow remote operation of the tractor from the combine


This steep cliff face near Cartwright allowed human hunters on foot to harvest the massive bison herds of the central plains.

Visit Manitoba’s buffalo jumps

Other sights on the western Prairies are more famous, but don’t miss this slice of Indigenous history closer to home

Perhaps you have heard about the famous attraction in southwestern Alberta called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump — but were you aware that Manitoba has similar sites? In the southern part of our province, just north of the village of Cartwright, is the Clay Banks Buffalo Jump. Many years ago, when bison still roamed these vast stretches

The Jacksons take a final bow

The Jacksons from the July 11, 2019 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator

Are we going to call this meeting to order or what?” Brady Jackson leaned back in his chair and looked around the table. The other members of the Jackson family paused in their conversations. “I’m just curious what’s going on,” Brady explained. “Having a meeting suddenly, makes me wonder what’s up.” Andrew set his coffee

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