The Clements family has farmed this land since 1883.
And it’s fairly clear that a sixth generation will be taking over the tractor’s controls before too long.
Ryley Clements and his wife Joanne operate the family grain farm near Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Their three-year-old son Jase was born during harvest time, and Joanne soon made an interesting discovery—when she placed Jase’s carseat on the floor of the combine, the vibrations would lull him to sleep, and leave him slumbering for hours.
“It’s what I love to do. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do, be a grain farmer. And it’s been my lifelong dream to continue the farm,” says Ryley.
Between growing grain crops, raising two young kids, and Joanne’s work off the farm as a pharmacist, there’s never a dull moment at Eastview Farms. But the Clements homestead remains a place of wonder for its youngest generation.
“As a kid, we’d be up and off for miles and hours,” says Ryley. “We’d just go touring around, exploring. I love being here with my kids and watching them run around.”
The Clements are one of several families across Canada being profiled in Enbridge’s newly produced Homegrown Recipes cookbook, which is being distributed to neighbors along our rights-of-way.
The Homegrown Recipes collection includes more than 110 tantalizing kitchen creations—breakfasts, breads, soups, salads, sides, entrees and desserts—submitted by our neighbors near Enbridge’s network of pipelines and facilities.
Because just as land is passed down through the generations, so too are some of the most treasured recipes that connect us to family, friends and communities—including Joanne and Ryley’s wheat salad, included in our Homegrown Recipes collection.
Ryley is as passionate about farming as the future Clements generations. So, it seems, is generation No. 6.
“Jase hauls some garbage with his tractor when we go for walks,” smiles Joanne.
Check out previous instalments of the Homegrown Recipes cookbook profiles: