Our small prairie city is a hub to a large agricultural area.
My province of Saskatchewan is Canada’s largest producer of Wheat, so is known as Canada’s bread basket. We are also among the five top global producers of wheat.
There are 6 of these giant wheat sheaf sculptures by artist Louis Guigon in our city. They stand along our highway as a symbol of our proud agricultural heritage. Each sculpture has one drooping sheaf to symbolize overabundance.
Two of my morning walking routes take me past these 50 ft (25.36 metre) icons to our province and our community.
“Everywhere the grain stood ripe and the hot afternoon was full of the smell of the ripe wheat, like the smell of bread baking in an oven. The breath of the wheat and the sweet clover passed him like pleasant things in a dream.”~ Willa Cather