The Arrival of the Hutterites in Alberta

Written by: Paul Wipf on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Posted with permission from Simon Evans
Thank you to Simon Evans and Peter Peller for this interesting and informative post about Hutterite arrival in Alberta.

One hundred years ago, during the early spring of 1918, Paul Stahl and a small group of Hutterite leaders were scouring the country north of Calgary looking for land. After several disappointments, they found a splendid parcel of land along the tiny Rosebud River and purchased nearly 4000 acres from the Calgary Colonization Company. Some men stayed to build barns and residences for t....

Considering Containers

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, May 21st, 2018

Considering Containers

Well, waaaaaaay back a few years ago when Paul Vetter and Clara Basel were here, Clara and I set out to help share food for all the Palmgrove families.  At home we call it “tal....

Keeping busy!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, April 27th, 2018

Keeping busy!

7 days ago Paul Vetter and Clara Basel left for home, Canada, Silverwinds Colony. They arrived safely and in a timely manner, no extreme plane delays or other issues. Now they can enjoy NEPA (electricity) all day and night long! Wow! If the nights are too hot here you wake every half hour and ....

Markets and Looking Forward to new Visitors!!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Market is something I really enjoy here in Africa, Nigeria. It is mind-boggling and intimidating to a newcomer, for sure, to put it mildly!
It took me months to relax enough to enjoy them when I was here for the first time in 2008. The people here can be quite loud, calling from every angle for ‘mbakara....

Palm Trees and Fruits of the Land

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Palm Trees and Fruits of the Land

As I mentioned previously, the palm trees are amazing. Not only beautiful but every part is useful. At first they all look alike, then after a few weeks I am able to distinguish between fruit palm, coconut palm and palmwine ....