Sunday, 11 May 2008

Wheels For Sale

We're back in Ralston after our washout weekend in Waterton and the weather has followed us. Hail and a thunderstorm currently, but everything is looking so green it's worth it!

I just wanted to share with you one of my favourite landmarks on the road between Ralston & Fernie (which is also the road to Waterton.) I have been meaning to stop and take some photos ever since we spotted it about 6 months ago and we finally got a chance today.

This ramshackle shed is close to the highway on the edge of a farm. The wheels are used for the long irrigation lines that roll round the circular fields. These particular ones are the old style, which have been replaced by taller frames with smaller wheels in most places.

The farmer who has these has been trying to flog these since the autumn at $5 a time. I noticed today, he also has a bunch of pallets he's trying to sell. I like to imagine he has a wife at home who is nagging him about getting rid of them, but until they go they make a rather interesting photo.

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