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Winning Ways helps folks find out more about the world and themselves. Inner peace, relaxation, connection with nature and your own inner spirit can be found at Winning Ways. It's a gate to a whole new world - all you need to do is walk through. You’re always welcome at Winning Ways.
Writing is a grand venture, whether it's an e-mail to tell someone they have a great idea and should pursue it, an infomercial acquainting the reader (and prospective client) with a new service or product, a short or long story or an opportunity to journal and put down your inner most thoughts. My friend, Marlene, who writes weekly for the local paper and perhaps many of you have seen her books, enjoys sharing snippets of everyday ranch life with the larger community. A recent Workawayer has just finished journalism and looks forward to finding the dream job of traveling and getting paid to write about her adventures while traveling. Like the young journalist, I think that would be the best employment, to write about what one enjoys doing and be well rewarded for their efforts. Does anyone have a writing position open that has flexible hours, a wide variety of subject matter and good compensation?
The latest year in review has been written. It's found under Updates
2016 and covers the past year with many bits and pieces of ranch life, a few stories and observations and numerous
photos. There have been many great helpers at Winning Ways during 2016, some of them brought amazing cameras and photo programs which they used to produce a brief glance into life on the
ranch. I cannot thank the visitors enough, both those who created the photos and those who are featured in them.
Hope the following photos help to take you to a warmer time!!
"By managing natural resources in an environmentally sustainable manner we provide for the needs of our family so that we have an opportunity to help others in the larger community."
Winning Ways is a family owned and operated business located in the Northern Boreal Forest of (north) western Saskatchewan. This grey-wooded soil area was originally forested but now most of the land is cleared. However, Winning Ways has lease land that is a mixture of forest, lake shore, swamp and grassland which provides incredibly beautiful scenes for trail riders. The equine venture consists of several school horses, various types of tack and equipment for equine assisted wellness, lessons and trail rides. The ranch is home to about 100 commercial cows, their calves and about 20 head of horses.
Ranching has been a life style in this area for over 100 years, although this land has only been owned by the Friedrich family for 80 years. Great-great Grandpa and Grandma Friedrich immigrated to Saskatchewan in the late 1920’s and eventually became farmers in the Morin Creek area in the 1930’s. The ranch historian, Howard Brown, will be glad to entertain visitors with stories of a by-gone era. Harold and Evangeline had the land as a mixed farm for many years and it was only after they moved to Meadow Lake that the farming enterprises ceased and the ranch was born. Newton and Kelly operated the ranch between them. Since Newton’s passing, Kelly has continued the ranching operation but is moving toward the equine venture becoming the dominant enterprise at Winning Ways.
Directions to the ranch
Winning Ways is located southwest of Meadow Lake, between Highway #304 on the south and Highway #55 on the north--the ranch headquarters are located on the east side of the curve in the Range Road 3190/3185 known as the 'cut across road' between Highways #304 & #55. There is a sign at the gate indicating "Winning Ways"
Directions to Winning Ways:
Coming from Meadow Lake: south on Hwy 4 to Hwy 304 Junction, turn west (right), 17 km west on Hwy 304, turn north (right) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”
Coming from Glaslyn and points south you will be going north on Hwy 4, at the Hwy 304 Junction [Highway to Makwa & Loon Lake] turn west (left), 17 km west on Hwy 304, turn north (right) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”
Coming from Meadow Lake Provincial Park via Dorintosh: south on Hwy 4 to the Hwy 55 Junction, turn west (right), 6.4 km west on Hwy 55, turn south (left) on to RR 3185, 9.6 km south on RR 3185, turn east (left) into driveway just past road sign “3185 ENDS 3190 BEGINS”
Coming from Makwa, Lloydminster and points south west: 17 km east of Makwa on Hwy 304, turn north (left) on to RR 3190, 3 km north on RR 3190, turn east (right) into driveway just past road sign “3190 ENDS 3185 BEGINS”
Coming from Rapid View, Pierceland and points north west you will be going east on Hwy 55, 8 km east of Rapid View, turn south (right) on to RR 3185, 9.6 km south on RR 3185, turn east (left) into driveway just past road sign “3185 ENDS 3190 BEGINS”