Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sky high

Elevators are about 80 feet high. Getting to the top requires ladders and lifts. This ladder on the outside of an elevator in Carrot River, Saskatchewan, provides an interesting perspective on how tall these elevators really are. Enjoy the climb!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Alberta's next to Saskatchewan

Okay, the title states the obvious, but to the residents of Saskatchewan the province of Alberta is like a rich cousin that lives next door who keeps promising a better life if you only move in with him/her. Just check the license plates on the cars in Saskatoon or Regina during any holidays and you'll see a lot of them saying, "Rose Country", instead of "Land of Living Skies". These are the children or siblings of Saskatchewan residents who have joined the "madding crowd" in resource-rich Alberta.
I'm going to break the trend and include a photo of combines in Alberta. It was taken near Pincher Creek, Alberta. Comments?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Grain Elevator Museum

Probably due to the costs, Hepburn has the only town elevator museum in the province of Saskatchewan. That's unfortunate as there's a lot of history that will be lost over the years. There's a nice write-up on their web page that I've linked to the heading.

This is my 100th blog. I'm running out of photos and ideas as to how to keep the topic of Saskatchewan elevators front and centre. I'm going to take a break for a while and allow my faithful readers a chance to catch up on all one hundred blogs and links. If you have any comments or suggestions for further blogs on this topic, please let me know.
Stay tuned! And, take care.