Visitors make their way to the barn to look and shop. A much needed rain earlier in the day made the dirt road too muddy for travel. | Sandy Black photo

Looking for a new home

Many of the Prairies’ iconic farm buildings are slowly fading away, but Shela and Jeff Elder are trying to preserve and find a new life for an Eaton’s catalog barn that has been in the Elder family for about 70 years. The Maple Grove Farm Barn was built in 1913, and Jeff’s grandparents, Graham and […] Read more

Jim Scott of Morden, Man., works his team and his Cockshutt plow in the novice sulky class. | Sandy Black photo

On the straight and narrow

The Manitoba Plowing Association’s plowing championships, held Oct. 1-2 on Paul Adriaanson’s farm near Carberry, attracted nearly 200 people. Winners in each class will represent Manitoba at the 2017 Canadian Plowing Championships in British Columbia.  |  Sandy Black photos    

Threshing crews from across North America set a new world pioneer harvest record at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man., July 31 during Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry. The 139 antique threshing machines harvested a field simultaneously for 15 minutes to break the previous record set by 111 machines in St. Albert, Ont. Seventy-five acres of winter wheat were bound and 30,000 sheaves cut. The machines could thresh a combined 17,000 bushels of wheat per hour and driven by 6,100 horsepower of engine capacity. Proceeds from the event were split between the museum and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. |  Sandy Black photo

Harvesting hope – photo feature

Threshing crews from across North America set a new record for the “most threshing machines operating simultaneously” at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin, Man., July 31 during Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry. You can find more WP Harvesting Hope coverage here. Nearly 8,000 spectators watched as the massive threshing machines […] Read more