Posts tagged “Saskatchewan

57 Channels and Nothin’ On

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So I bought a .44 magnum it was solid steel cast
And in the blessed name of Elvis well I just let it blast
‘Til my TV lay in pieces there at my feet
And they busted me for disturbin’ the almighty peace
Judge said “What you got in your defense son?”
“Fifty-seven channels and nothin’ on”


Pretty Picture

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I’m sorry, someone has likely taken this same picture…I can assure you the only person around when I took it today was an old man shuffling down the broken street to meet his equally old friends for a Pilsner at the local watering hole.


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Cars in a Slough v 2.1

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It would seem as though a bit of snow has fallen over the Canadian prairies.


Little House On The Prairie

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This little (not really LITTLE) house intrigues me.  There’s not a single tree surrounding it, which is rare on the Saskatchewan prairie (wind breaks…don’t want to lose that precious topsoil)…and the first time I visited it the front door (devoid of glass) was locked.


Cars in a Slough V2.0

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A Plymouth and a VW walk into a slough…


Cars In A Slough

SASKATCHEWAN-123 There is an abandoned farm down the road from my cousin’s farm.  From the road, in a regular car, you can’t see these in the slough, but one day I was in my cousin’s grain truck…and there they were!  I trekked out, and here they were, better than expected.

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70s-tastic

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Is this place creepy because it’s abandoned…or because of the decor?


What’s For Dinner?

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Refreshing

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Somebody’s Having A Bad Day

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Good Livin’

Bounty-48I’m moving in to a new place today.  It’s nicer than this place.


Prairie Sunset

GirvinCraik-86A friend said to me the other day, “why don’t you take any pretty pictures?”  There is beauty in all.


Please Take A Seat

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Dear Kevin Cronin

MJPasquaClaybank-12I’m sorry that your band is rotting away in a field in Saskatchewan.  No hard feelings, ‘kay?


Be Vewy Quiet…We’re Hunting Wabbits

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See here how the alpha truck hides in the bushes and stalks his prey…


The Obligatory Stove

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As Tabula Rasa always finds pianos, in Canada the theme leans towards the culinary…with emphasis on the “lean”.


Getting Schooled

SaskatchewanJuly2014-206Tabula Rasa challenged me to post a skool pic.  Here’s a tiny, one room Prairie skool house.


Storefront #3

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Beaver Lumber in Canada is no more.  All that remains is the shell of a prospering community.


And Now For Something Completely Different

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Saskatchewan Abandonment

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Spare Parts

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Hey…who piston that shelf?


Pioneering

Abandoned things in Canada seem to be different than a lot of places where my trusty co-horts visit.  We don’t have a lot of old factories and things like that where I am.  In Canada, specifically on the prairies, it’s abandoned farms.
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Farming is in my family…my great-grandparents settled in Saskatchewan and that farm is still in the family today, 112 years later.  The families around their farm are long gone, but the reminders are still there..sometimes with personal items inside.
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These homes are a sad reminder that life is always moving forward and sometimes things just get left behind.  They are gentle giants dotting the prairie landscape.
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Adventures In Babysitting

Don’t f- with the Lords of Hell.
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Don’t f- with the babysitter.