Podcast “Taking Measure” – April – Diana Kretz

Guest: Diana Kretz reads “Livestock” from April in Measure of the Year.

Diana Kretz has lived on Hudson’s Farm on the edge of Campbell River and its estuary for most of her eighty-plus years. Born and raised in Campbell River, she received her teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia which lead to teaching stints in Surrey, Revelstoke and in England. She travelled throughout Europe before returning home to teach in Campbell River where she met and married Jim Kretz, a logger from Washington State. They moved on to her parents farm and raised a family. Her life for as long as she can remember has been closely intertwined with the Haig-Brown family. The Haig-Brown kids were her friends. Her parents, Tom and Mavis Hudson were good friends with Rod and Ann Haig-Brown. Tom and Ron had a remarkable amount in common but more on that later.  Diana Kretz joins Dan MacLennan from her home at Sandbar Stables on Hudson’s Farm.

You can link to the Haig-Brown House website here https://www.haig-brown.bc.ca. There you’ll find all kinds of goodies including historical photographs and information about how to experience the house and all it offers in person or virtually. Listen on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.