In 1907 my great grandfather, John Fairgrieve, came to Canada from Scotland, age 20. A carpenter by trade he arrived with ten dollars in his pocket only to find that the carpenters of Winnipeg were on strike. Seeking work he was quickly introduced to farming.
At the time much of south western Manitoba was owned by Americans. John worked for one such established farmer named Grover Omstead. This granary is the last standing vestige of a once magnificent and prosperous settler farm. All across the country barns and granaries reflect the various cultures of settlers. Few remain so with each passing year I'll continue to admire the workmanship, proportions and endurance of this prairie landmark.