Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...Part 5

The farm.

The entrance to the farm.

These tools hang on the overhead part of the entrance where most people would have a sign that said the name of the ranch or farm.

The parking area and what we saw as we got out of the car.

I liked this outbuilding.

The rubber boots on the fence surrounding the pasture and the cattle. These were taken from the yard.

These were taken from the road.

Chris walking down to see me as I took pictures of the fence and the farm from the road.

The cattle again.

This guy was very interested in what I was doing.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...Part 4

The Asian couple seemed completely random. The hard hat bird houses in this display were never used, but the ones along the fence were. Maybe they don't like the bright yellow.

The tin can men. He built many of these and they were scattered around in various areas. All of them were painted the same blue or blue and white.

He also had several of these tin can windmills.

Bikes lined the area above the fence and were also included in several of the displays along with trikes and baby buggies and strollers. In this picture there are actually seven bikes and two trikes, although you can only see bits of two of the bikes.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...Part 3

The signs.

Painted on a long saw.

Notice the hard hat birdhouses. There were over twenty of these.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...Part 2

Here are some more pictures of the Lackmanec farm. If I repeat any, just bear with me. I'm not taking them in order, so there might be a repeat or two from one post to the next.

He put paper in the jars to make them seem full.

I love how it is Vodka bottles in the Pepsi box.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Saskatchewan: It All Started With a Cream Separator...

I don't know if you know what it is to "geo-cache", but it's a fun, new hobby for those people who own GPS units. It's basically a hide and seek game. Someone hides something and then uses the GPS to figure out the coordinates. That information is placed on a web-site and the seekers look it up and then go to find the object by using the coordinates. I wouldn't mind having a GPS just for this game. It's actually fun to go traipsing around finding things and sometimes you see things you would never see otherwise.

Which brings me to the subject of this post.

This man's yard was used to hide a geo-cache. On the website it said, "you have to see it to believe it!" People were careful to not give it away, so we had no idea what it was going to be, but as soon as we drove up to it we knew we had found it. You really had to see it to believe it. If I could have spent five days there just looking around, I bet I would still not have seen everything this man has collected on his property. All junk. But it is all really great junk and nicely arranged and his yard and home are neat and tidy. Even now, looking at the pictures, I am still seeing things that I didn't see that day. It's amazing.

When we got there, we drove right into his driveway and parked. We got out and started looking. He was home and came out to greet us. If he is home when you arrive, he invites you in to sign his guest book. We were able to visit with him awhile and then we went back outside to look around some more and he got in his car and drove away, leaving us there to try and see all there was to see. Very nice man, with a very nice collection of almost everything. I remember he said he had 2800 insulators, but I don't remember the number for the hubcaps. It's amazing that he knows. I asked him how this all got started and that is where I got the title for the post. It all started with a cream separator that his uncle gave him. He cemented it into the ground and used it as yard art. It all built on that. Sadly, I didn't think to have him point out the cream separator so that I could take a picture of it. I don't want to try and post all the pictures in one blog. It would take too long to load on some people's computers, but I will do several each day until I've done them all.
Today I will post the chickens and the gnomes.

The Chickens:

Interestingly enough, this little boy looks amazingly like my grandson, Trenton!

The Gnomes: