Dec 4, 2011

Personal Project

© 2011 Kris Hockley, all rights reserved

I just completed a personal project of Myles Christman. He's a young man who had a dream and it was crushed by BC School Sports bureaucracy. It's quite a tragic story and I felt compelled to write and let the Ministry of Education, our Premier, and other orgs involved know that they should have taken exception to Myles case. Mona Mattei published the original story last Monday and recently published my follow up letter in her publication, The Boundary Sentinel. 

Unfortunately, the BCSS has ruined Myles' chance of playing in league this year and due to low participation by other students the school will no longer have enough to field a team for next year. Myles will be unable to show off his talent to scouts which would potentially grant him a full scholarship. This kind of discrimination of against children in rural schools has to stop!

Dec 1, 2011

The Cattle have left Whistling Kettle Ranch

Crow's Nest Photography's home base is Whistling Kettle Ranch in the heart of the Boundary Region of British Columbia. We host cattle here twice a year and hay in the summer. 213 acres of beautiful, wild countryside with the pristine Granby river at the foot of the property. 

The cattle walk 2km up the road to the 'Long Ranch' where they will be enjoy huge round bales of hay until the spring grass shoots up in 2012.

Toni tried to entice the cattle out the day before with hay in the back of her pick-up truck but the cattle were reluctant to cross one of our bridges on the way out. Overnight we received significant snow fall so the next day Toni brought a friend and the two ladies on horseback successfully convinced the cattle to head home where their next meal would be waiting. Sometimes the good old fashioned ways work better. I think Toni prefers her beloved horse to her truck anyways!