When I was ten, my family picked up an exchange student from the Regina airport. It was Winter. As the South American boy rode with me on the van bench, across an open prairie between Regina and Moose Jaw, he asked how many people lived in Wood Mountain. I replied proudly, “Forty people live in […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wood Mountain: Population 21
I brushed the snow off my solar panels a couple times on the weekend, and it helped with their production a fair bit. The full sun came out, and melted the remaining flakes off too. We watched Star Wars episode IV [8/10] and Empire Strikes Back [9/10] (Have them both on VHS), and several Star […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Star Wars and Snow
Stumbled across this video put together by Sask Parks. Some additional videos of Wood Mountain: . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Short History of Wood Mountain Post
I was an 8 year old awash in fossils, so I was a tad more generous than this former 9 year old PEI lad with his much more valuable fossil. I donated a lower mandible piece from a ~12,000,000 year old Saskatchewan rhino to the Sask. Natural History (now Royal Sask.) Museum in the 1980s. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Fossils To Museums
I was too young in 1991 to put the news I was hearing into context. My family had worked for months on my Dad’s campaign for the Sask Liberals in Moose Jaw, and he’d come away in second place. Roy Romanow was the new Premier of Saskatchewan, and Grant Devine would soon fade into political . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: When The Tories Left Office
-Road Killed Rattle Snake
There are not a lot of rattlesnakes around the park, especially the East Block of the park where Wood Mountain is. Nick, who is with Brenda showing off the snake skin, almost stepped on one by accident last week and it didn’t even try to bite him.
The snakes are . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Grasslands National Park Animals
Beautiful weather, and beautiful music.
There’s presently no planned music festival in Wood Mountain for 2014, but I hope that changes.
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The Wood Mountain Folk Festival is today, Saturday Aug. 24, 2013, at the Mergel Ranch. On Friday I drove down from Regina in my $50 rental car (for 3 days, from Enterprise). It’s getting 5.7L/100km highway driving in ECO mode. 2013 Elantra, Hyundai. I successfully passed a semi along the way in the hills.
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I have a few more of these aurora animations to create and upload to YouTube. Here’s a fun one to start with tonight though.
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One of the advantages to small-town Saskatchewan, is that it’s easier to escape light pollution than it is in a city like Regina. I was fortunate to be out of the city on June 29th in the very early morning, so have many fantastic aurora (Northern Lights) photos and animations to share. A south pointing . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Aurora in Wood Mountain
I found a new way to appreciate my home town through the eyes of astronomers this weekend. Also, I used the astronomers’ telescopes, which is a great way to look from their perspective on the universe. Wood Mountain is the gateway to the East Block of the Grasslands National Park which is designated as . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Dark Sky Preserve at Wood Mountain
This one goes back a few years now…
April 6, 2006 Thursday Final Edition SASKATCHEWAN: Mayor’s approval rating with felines is suspect BYLINE: The Star Phoenix
Residents of a village in southern Saskatchewan may want to be on the lookout for a cat that’s got a definite taste for politics.
The mayor of Wood Mountain . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Cats On The Net
I went on a road trip Saturday with my friend Adam K., down to my parents’ place, and his grandparents’ farm. On the way around southern Saskatchewan, we saw close to 150 deer and antelope, a snowy owl, a dozen hawks, a handful of Canada Geese, smaller birds, two dead raccoons, and the final resting . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mini Solar Tour in the Fog of Wood Mountain and Glentworth
When it’s too cold to explain, photos will have to do.
I don’t go to church anymore, and didn’t want to long before I stopped going. This year I was invited to two different Christmas church services, and ended up going to neither. When I do go, it’s out of respect . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Winter in Saskatchewan
One of the oddest things about death is that there’s no way to reach that person by their usual phone number. We can call people in Antarctica, in space, in Tehran, on the toilet, or flying through the air. We can’t call people on the phone after they are passed on, however. It’s just another . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mrs. Klein
A well known Wood Mountain resident passed away recently after a long cancer illness. Sherry Mielke was a friend of my family, and it’s not going to be the same visiting my parents’ home. I grew up working with Sherry’s computer requests, and building computers for her and her family who lived just down the . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Sherry of Wood Mountain
-My tongue is longer than yours. -Oh yeah? Well, my tail is longer than yours.
-Don’t look at me, I’m staying out of this.
Here’s a sampling of why you’d want to take a drive south of Moose Jaw sometime. I left Wood Mountain on Sunday afternoon
Drove by Fir Mountain not too long later.
Arrived in Gravelbourg under an hour later, after passing Thompson Lake and Lafleche too. Dodged a few potholes along the way north . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Photos of Gravelbourg, Fir Mountain, and Wood Mountain
Some more photos from the Wood Mountain Folk Festival, with videos to come when I send some to YouTube. Little Miss Higgins
The backdrop over the audience
Scene from that hill
Scene on that hill
Sunset from that hill
On Sunday, my Mum and I helped out at the pancake . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Folk Festival Saturday
On this weekend I’m at the Wood Mountain Folk Fest. Last night the air was cool and windy, with a few drops of rain, but dozens of people stuck it out anyway in front of the stage while a lot of others watched and listened from their trucks lined up as if it was a . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Wood Mountain Folk Fest