Before the Big Farms

Painting Description

Although most people think of Saskatchewan in broad flat terms, their perception is not totally accurate. This view of an abandoned farm with a pond comes from a gently rolling landscape not far from Saskatoon. When visiting my dear Aunt and Uncle in Watrous, we talk about the changes in that province. The success of large scale corporate farming has left, abandoned, scores of patina-gray farmsteads. They are second generation homes. Many of the first homes were made of sod. My Uncle knows a lot about the early history of the province given his father, a Waterloo County Mennonite, homesteaded in the Guernsey area in 1906.

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Additional information

IMAGE ID

2104

SEASON

Summer

LOCATION

Canadian

ORIGINAL SIZE

9" x 13"

BASE VALUE

Matboard

MEDIUM VALUE

Mixed Media

YEAR

1998

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