As a young boy, I dreamed of going to Canada and homesteading a ranch in the Canadian frontier, the last frontier in North America. So in 1967 I moved to Canada.
In 1968 I got in on the last Homestead Act in the Caribou District in central British Columbia and homesteaded 320 acres, 30 miles into the wilderness, and started to build my horse ranch and logging business. Because it’s so cold during the winter in Canada, I logged in the winter to support my ranch and farming activities in the summer months.
I dreamed about being a successful logger and rancher, and it happened.
I lived in a 30-by-30-foot log cabin as a boy and dreamed about living in a bigger house. Now I live in an 18,000-square-foot home with electricity and running water.