Saturday, March 24, 2007
We took this photo of the Broderick elevator in 2001 in late summer. The colours are often muted at midday, so I purposefully over-saturated this photo to highlight the beautiful colours in the photo. This elevator is reflected in a small "dugout". Dugouts are common in Saskatchewan. Holes are dug out in the ground in order to trap rain water and any Spring run-off to collect water for cattle and irrigation.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Only three elevators remained in Kinistino when we took photos of the elevator there in 2003. Originally there were at least five or six. That's typical of small centres. The elevators have been taken down one by one, until none or maybe one remains. The cement behemoths called inland grain terminals are taking their place but are spaced much further apart, requiring large trucks to transport the farmer's grain.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
The Country Grain Elevator Historical Society has a website you might want to check out. It's great to see so much interest in elevators. My guess is that they've touched the lives of more people than we realize. (Just click on the title to go 'traveling'.)