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Infiltration Forums > Canada: Other > Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads(Viewed 2541 times)
EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
< on 8/30/2018 10:33 PM >
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A large percentage of my exploration takes place while working on the road. More often than not the job site is in a small town, hours from the nearest major airport, with plenty of miles in between to enjoy the new scenery. The end of my shift often finds me far from my destination, somewhere between Point A and Point B, free to spend the rest of my day meandering in any direction I please as long as I arrive on-site at the expected time the following day.

I usually spend some time noting down targets prior to my trip, expecting at least half of them to be demolished when I arrive, this trip to SK was no different. However, this time around, I was pleased to find the exact opposite. The long and desolate prairie highways through Saskatchewan, at least the one's that I happened to be travelling, are much more of a time capsule than I had anticipated.

I will be using this thread to share photos from multiple abandoned rural homesteads that I came across on the road last week. All of these photos add up to maybe 20%, at the most, of what is out there in plain sight. SK is an absolutely wonderful place for those of us with a preference for the leisurely pace of rurex, a place where you can barely drive 15 minutes in any direction without stumbling upon a location much like the examples below. For every place I had stopped to investigate, I would see two more on my way to the next.

I am very much looking forward to returning to Saskatchewan, there were countless beautiful locations where I simply did not have time to stop and smell the asbestos.


This first farm was my favorite of the bunch and the most well preserved, still littered with original literature from its time, much of it Ukrainian in origin.

Though the structures were in rough shape they appeared to be almost entirely free of vandalism, weathered primarily by the elements and time.

20180824_103649-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_103730-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

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Upon entering the living room I was greeted by an angry family of birds who had set up shop atop each door frame. Not the first time on this trip, though it still scares me half to death every single time.

20180824_103948-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

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Another home lay dormant directly to the south.

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20180824_103300-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

Nothing on TV today...

20180824_103411-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_103140-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_104106-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_125553-1625x914 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_104418-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_125615-1625x914 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_125721-1625x914 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_104244-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_104329-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180824_104305-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

More to come!


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leafloving4x4gal location:
Durham Region
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 1 on 8/30/2018 10:57 PM >
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How strange it is to find a two burner stove in a bathroom

Thanks for sharing !




"if you are not selfish enough to make yourself happy, you have nothing of value to offer the world."
EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 2 on 9/4/2018 4:47 PM >
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This detour took an unexpected turn when I failed to recognize the colorful stacks of drawers for what they are, movable hives. The farmers have long since vanished, but the bees still call this farm home, and they weren't very pleased to see me snooping around their turf. Getting these shots was trickier than it looks and involved multiple sneak attacks, snapping a few quick shots, and then bolting in the opposite direction as soon as the swarm took notice. Managed to make it out of there without being stung but at one point a bee got caught in my hair and I didn't notice until I was back in the car, at speed on the highway, with the windows rolled up.

20180821_182950-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180821_202318-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

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20180821_202207-2016x1109 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

20180821_202051-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

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20180821_201902-2016x1134 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr

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20180821_202015-2016x1108 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr



SaskExplorer location:
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 3 on 9/21/2018 2:49 AM >
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Lovely shots. Not very often I see a location that I haven't came across yet



~Sask Explorer
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 4 on 9/21/2018 3:34 AM >
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Land of the be's... that's just strange.
Surreal.
What brand is that TV set?


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leafloving4x4gal location:
Durham Region
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 5 on 9/25/2018 11:54 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Land of the be's... that's just strange.
Surreal.
What brand is that TV set?


Looks like "Viking"

Some models had solid mahogany wood cabinets from what I researched although I cannot find a model like in the photo.

https://www.usedvi...ng-TV-Set_26929005



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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 6 on 9/26/2018 12:48 AM >
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Posted by leafloving4x4gal


Looks like "Viking"

Some models had solid mahogany wood cabinets from what I researched although I cannot find a model like in the photo.

https://www.usedvi...ng-TV-Set_26929005


Nice find, leafloving4x4gal.
It's a Canadian manufacturer but couldn't find any info on them other than it was sold in North America.
TV in the 50's was like smartphones are today.
A play on video king, hee-hee.



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
nicknolte location:
'BERTA
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 7 on 9/26/2018 1:17 AM >
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Fantastic find!!


And using a benz for exploring... classy


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EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 8 on 10/16/2018 3:14 AM >
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Still a bit more to share from this trip.

Been very busy with work lately, haven't had much time to sit down and post.

This home was the most recently abandoned of the bunch, still partly furnished and littered with possessions from an era I know well. Many of the things left behind here reminded me of my own childhood home.


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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 9 on 1/22/2019 12:09 AM >
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You guys are so lucky that this stuff doesn’t rot away fast. In Arizona wood disappears almost as fast as water.

The beautiful thing about exploring rural houses is there is a low chance any tweakers or violent criminals are hiding there.




EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 10 on 3/19/2019 5:16 AM >
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So I've found myself roaming the prairies once again for the month of March with plenty of miles to spare between jobs. I truly love this province, a place I never thought I'd be drawn to, yet each time I visit I leave with an even deeper adoration for its sparsity. I suppose for many of us it's often the places most unlike our homes that we find the most interesting, however the majority of my colleagues in BC find my love for the prairies amusing. Fine by me, that's why they keep sending me back... and I'm a long way from bored of this beautiful place.

Some of my favorites from the last couple of weeks:

PSX_20190308_160623 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_141522 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20190308_141149 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_143915 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_144127 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_143716 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_150532 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_150907 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_151000 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_155940 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_160054 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_154223 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_154709 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_154845 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20190308_160451 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_161050 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
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PSX_20190308_175010 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_162600 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_162801 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_162852 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_163023 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_163402 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_163730 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr
PSX_20190308_163840 by EPOCH 6, on Flickr



leafloving4x4gal location:
Durham Region
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 11 on 3/21/2019 12:32 AM >
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Posted by EPOCH6
So I've found myself roaming the prairies once again for the month of March with plenty of miles to spare between jobs. I truly love this province, a place I never thought I'd be drawn to, yet each time I visit I leave with an even deeper adoration for its sparsity. I suppose for many of us it's often the places most unlike our homes that we find the most interesting, however the majority of my colleagues in BC find my love for the prairies amusing. Fine by me, that's why they keep sending me back... and I'm a long way from bored of this beautiful place.

Some of my favorites from the last couple of weeks:



That barn photo is great...what a monolithic structure !!

Never ceases to amaze me how nature takes over eventually...evidenced by the tree growing up through the steering wheel of that car!!

Thanks for sharing new photos





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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 12 on 3/21/2019 1:21 AM >
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Posted by leafloving4x4gal


That barn photo is great...what a monolithic structure !!

Never ceases to amaze me how nature takes over eventually...evidenced by the tree growing up through the steering wheel of that car!!

Thanks for sharing new photos




Indeed
Fantastic barn and shots.
Really enjoy seeing these relic packed structures ... another life, long ended.



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
leafloving4x4gal location:
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 13 on 3/21/2019 1:36 PM >
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Posted by EPOCH6

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What an interesting dashboard with those cone type gauges. Looks like a mini set of head lamps facing you inside. Does anybody know what kind of car this is? Samurai the car guru ?? So cool though...sure don't make them like this anymore





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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 14 on 3/21/2019 5:43 PM >
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I've been having a lot of fun watching Alex Archbold (Of Curiosity Inc) and his refurbishment of Mary Borgstrom's house and so many of these places have the same kind of feeling =]
Cool to see more places of a similar style!



I’m quite positive that you’ve slept with someone uglier than me, and I’m sure I’ve slept with someone hotter than you. So let’s just call it a draw.
EPOCH6 location:
Greendale, BC
 
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Re: Rural Saskatchewan Homesteads
<Reply # 15 on 3/21/2019 8:52 PM >
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Posted by leafloving4x4gal


What an interesting dashboard with those cone type gauges. Looks like a mini set of head lamps facing you inside. Does anybody know what kind of car this is? Samurai the car guru ?? So cool though...sure don't make them like this anymore



I tried digging out some snow to reveal a manufacturer/model badge but it was so deep and my lungs weren't enjoying the weather much after trudging around through the bushes. Snow is a double edged sword for UE. Makes it really easy to spot properties that haven't had any foot traffic all winter but man is it ever difficult to get around once you're there.


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<Reply # 16 on 3/21/2019 9:55 PM >
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Posted by leafloving4x4gal


What an interesting dashboard with those cone type gauges. Looks like a mini set of head lamps facing you inside. Does anybody know what kind of car this is? Samurai the car guru ?? So cool though...sure don't make them like this anymore




Think the might be a Mars Deluxe
Never seen that before... it's strange.



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
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