- Posted October 14, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
This is a business trip?!
Where I work, far ranges of Alberta
My friend is the next cover story of my magazine. His name is Tom Osadczuk (pronounced osawchuck). He owns one of the last great tracts of native prairie that has been left untouched over the past 300 years in western Canada. This area of grass is part of his ranch and this one small tract is 21 miles square. Home to eagles, burrowing owls, wolves, coyotes, 1400 elk, deer and about 100 other rare species including giant frogs the size of your hand. As well as migrating humming birds and all sorts of other rare creatures. And he runs 800 Angus cows on this operation.
It's a tough life, but the hardest part of it all is the travel.
Moose, deer and other critters run across the road and the risks on the highways are great in Alberta in the fall in the evening. I just slow down, I'm in no hurry to get dead quick.
Tibet, Viet Nam, volcanoes, seen it.... done it all.
Not much else left to do on this bucket list.
And how about you. Have you had your fill of life or are you still going to rage on?
Do not go gentle into that good night.....rage, rage, against the dying of the light. Lines from British poet Dylan Thomas.