Yep, going out yesterday was a first. After a quite extensive time inside, I finally got the chance to go out again.

Mystery ahead

I went to an old farm or homestead that hasn’t served as such since 1963.

Once arrived on the spot, I ventured on to the territory of the Kudlovich Homestead in Birds Hill Park.

Inviting trailInviting trail

The trail to get there from the parking lot was quite easy to follow, although a little soft here and there.

Once arrived on the farm, the snow was hardly disturbed except for a few tracks somebody had left before me. The benches are all soft and inviting, but funny enough, nobody has been using them for a while. I wonder why Winking smile.

Soft but unusedSoft but unused

So I decided to follow those tracks and see if I could get closer to one of the houses and barns. The first barn didn’t have anything interesting inside. Probably also the reason why it is not maintained.

The insideThe inside

The outside is the main picture of this post. To get something more interesting I wanted to go and see this building. It is made out of old boxcar wood and still stands today. It was built in the 1930’s.

New targetNew target

As you can see, there are a few footsteps leading more or less to the building. When I decided to follow those tracks, I didn’t get any further than the ones you see.

I ended up to my hips in the snow, with little means to get out of it. Also, there was no garden gnome to through me a laptop or even propose me a holiday to get out of there. Not even the toy shovel! Where are those gnomes when you need them?

Old Case thresherOld Case thresher

The only thing for me to do was shoot some pictures while stuck, then put the camera away and try to get out of there. Obviously there was nobody around…

The Case Thresher of the farm is still standing in the same spot, way more in snow than the last time I pictured it in winter.

Farm implementFarm implement

The rolling rake (or whatever farm implement it is) was moved and presented a different angle than before.

Then I had to put the camera away in the bag and try to get out of there. After a long, difficult period of about 5 minutes I managed to get out off the hole in the snow and walk back to the little trail and then back to the parking lot.

Next time I will either bring a pair of snow shoes or wait until spring, to see what this hole was. It was definitely not something I expected.

Until next time…

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Henk Von Pickartz
1 month 6 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet Dank je :-)

Anton Peereboom
1 month 7 days

Best of Luck in your new home Anton en Greet

Henk Von Pickartz
1 month 8 days

Best of luck in your new home! Thank you! :-)

1 month 8 days

Best of luck in your new home!

Hilma Sinkinson
2 months 10 days

I am in love with your images of the cold prairie winters. I lived in the middle south of Manitoba and want to get a licensed ...

Dan Topham
3 months 16 days

As always, I enjoy your photo bytes and this one is right up there. After using the flip screen on lay Canon 60D I have ofte ...

4 months 20 days

You mentioned swimming by one of your photos. I see no one swimming. Can we swim at Fort Whyte? They seem to have a dock o ...

Vernon Cole
4 months 26 days

I am looking to see if there are any pictures of the original house situated at Munson Park

John Pelechaty
4 months 29 days

---Great blog once again Henk - enjoyed it very much....

5 months 4 days

Thanks for that piece of info. I had a hard time seeing that burn inside... :-)