The home quarter has many ammenities nearby and numerous features
onsite. For information regarding location of the land and the
home quarter please see the
land section. An aerial view of the yard site can be seen
in the photo
Buildings - The buildings onsite provide approximately 100,000
bushels of excellent steel on concrete grain storage most with centre
unloading auger capability. Four of the bins are hopper bins. There
is a steel Behlen 51' x 120' quonset and a heated steel insulated
40' x 60' work shop with concrete floor. Both buildings are steel.
There is an attached office and bunkhouse next to the workshop.
A propane continuous flow grain dryer provides heated drying capability
and utilizes two of the hopper bins to ease use. Other aeration
equipment includes fans rated at 7HP, 5HP and 3HP. There is also
a phase converter used to reduce drying costs by converting 110V
to 220V power wired underground to each of the 10 - 5000 bushel
bins and 3 - 11,000 bushel bins. The aeration system provides 4
under floor setups, 4 hoppered bins with built-in aeration tubes
and the remaining bins have removable aeration tubes. In addition,
there is an older house and various other storage sheds located
around the yard.
Natural Gas - The area is fully serviced with natural gas,
with a pipeline servicing the yardsite.
Three Phase Power - Power lines cross through west half
of W 11-35-1W3 which is 1/2 mile from the yardsite located at SE
Water Sources - There is a deep well on the property with
water rated for human consupmtion which contains iron but no salts.
In 1999, a water pipline from Saskatoon that services the potash
mines in the area was piped into the yardsite. Current farm rate
is $6.00 per 1000 gallons. In addition, a large dugout designed
for a future hog operation approximately fourteen feet deep exists
on the home quarter. This dugout supplied water for the buildings
and septic tanks prior to the insertion of the pipeline.
Gravel Sources - Large quantities of road and concrete
gravel within 40km from a variety of privately owned pits within
the Blucher, Colonsay and Viscount Rural Municipalities.