by Lloyd Byra



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/19/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781664110175
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781664110199
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781664110182

About the Book

Lloyd’s daughters used to ask him, “Dad, what was it like when you were growing up?” Usually, the answer was quite extraordinary. Lloyd Byra grew up in a different era and a very different reality from that of most Canadians. These collected stories are his memories of growing up in a pioneering family, in one of the last homestead areas of the far north: BC’s Peace River Country. From his father’s dream of a better life for his family, through the chilling realities of northern winters, to the hardships of building a ranch on the Umbach Creek (formally Squaw Creek), these stories offer a glimpse into his life. Share in the dangers of that first moose hunt, the adventures of the cattle drives, and joys and triumphs found along the way.

About the Author

Lloyd is a “been there, done that” kind of guy who went from homesteading to various pursuits and eventually returned to the land raising Arabian horses. He tells it like he remembers it, no frilly words, just as he talks.

The book describes his immigrant parents’ struggle in northern British Columbia, the good and bad of growing up there, and his knowledge/love of animals. There are the challenging cattle drives, breathtaking moose hunts, and endearing family encounters. Worried that his stories would be lost and his grandchildren would never know this part of their heritage, Lloyd has put pen to paper in order to enrich the lives of his descendants.

He acknowledges the people who helped shape his life and who played an intricate part in his development as a cowboy and businessperson.