This is a typical scene on Saskatchewan farmland.

In the canola stubble an ancient shed stands alongside new grain bins.

In some ways, it’s an analogy for life on the prairie farm. Most farmers here continue to work well into their old age, alongside their children and grandchildren.

“But farmers are patient men tried by brutal seasons, and if they weren’t plagued by dreams of generation, few would keep plowing, spring after spring.”

Richard Powers