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Naber Specialty Grains Ltd. Melfort, Saskatchewan, a prairie town in Saskatchewan’s great North East. Naber Specialty Grains Ltd. Naber Specialty Grains Ltd. Melfort resident Todd Naber. He knows that grain has been an integral part of Saskatchewan’s economy, and the Canadian economy, for more than a century. The culture surrounding its cultivation has become part of the fabric of Saskatchewan life. Historically, grain has been stored in grain elevators as it awaits distribution to the marketplace. Vintage grain elevators are still seen throughout the west, in both Saskatchewan and south into the United States. To understand the purpose and the form of grain elevators is to understand the grain economy which formed the basis of prairie settlement. In order for a new settlement to establish itself and thrive, there had to be an efficient means of producing and marketing its grain to world markets. That required a system to assemble and store grain from its source at the farm, and move it forward to port position for shipment overseas.
The system thus began at the farm, where horse and wagon, and later trucks, hauled the grain to the wider systems of distribution, leading to roads, railway, and the grain elevator. The earliest form of grain storage was the flat warehouses built alongside the rail line which received the grain, which usually arrived in sacks. A typical flat warehouse might hold about four thousand bushels. Bins would be located on each side of a central alley that gave access to loading and unloading the bins. This was a difficult and grueling job, achieved by shoveling grain into hand carts, and from there into wooden rail box cars. It took an entire day to load a box car this way: this system was too slow and was very labor-intensive. The problem was solved with the invention of the vertical leg by which grain could be elevated and stored in vertical bins. This led to the distinctive, high narrow shape common to grain elevators. The elevator had its origins in Buffalo, New York. It was successful, and the design quickly spread across the Great Plains of North America and into the Canadian prairies.
We went on a cruise in Norway December 2011 to "hunt the lights" and it was fabulous. We want to do another trip the end of 2012 or beginning 2013 to see the northern lights. Your website helped a lot in deciding on the best location. We are considering Iceland, Canada or Alaska. Thanks so much for this post! I just happened to be watching the news where they mentioned the Northern Lights, so I found my way here. To see the Northern Lights. This is definitely on my bucket list. I've never heard of viewing them from an airplane though, this seems amazing! I've waited for almost 40 years to see the Northern Lights, and as my 30th Wedding Anniversary is on 16th March it seems a very fitting anniversary treat to finally go and do it. So this site, and your advice, has been very welcome. 5 day trip to Tromso/Kvaloya in Feb 2012 so I hope we made the right choice.
Thanks for a really useful article with one exception in my opinion. Tromso is not the best place to see the lights. The streetlights and light pollution from a large population mean you have to get out of the town and that costs a fortune. There's also a lot of cloud on that stretch of coast so even getting out of town is unreliable. Great site - very informative, thanks for making all this so easily accessible. It's always been one of my dreams to see the Northern lights - something I must do before I get too much older. I understand that 2012 should be a good year, but is this the 2012-13 season or this coming winter 2011-12? Thanks again for all the wonderful information. Hi Susana, wow what an amazing and informative blog. I was wondering if you could help me. I am the features writer for Top Billing Magazine in SA.
I was wondering i you would be interested in sending me some high res images of the lights in return for credit in the mag? I am looking for some stunning ones, as well as the belt, and some cruise and sled pics? 50th birthday in january - do you think it would be better to go february or march to actually see the northern lights. Great hub Susana. Very comprehensive. We have many displays over our house in northern Sweden in the winter. Its hard to look out of the window all night though waiting. Wow, that must be an awesome sight to see! Still haven't seen it with my own eyes and I know YouTube doesn't count so will have to place it on my To Do list. Great information. The northern lights is on my list of places to go and see. Thanks for a great HUB! Hi Carl - you actually have a full moon over those days, so it's not the best time to go, but you never know you may be lucky. You can still have fun doing some dog sledding even if you don't catch the aurora.