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Gopher Gazette: the sourdough starter edition

From time-to-time we welcome the input from our friend the Interim Gopher, Bill Armstrong, of the Friends of Saskatchewan Archives (FoSA) in contributing stories and additional insights to "Outside the Box."


Salutations to all those flour-coated FOPASKers out there. The gopher has stumbled upon a commentary that explains why you are sitting by your stove at 3 am, waiting for the bread to be baked, or punching a mound of dough at any hour of the day. Bet you didn't realize what you were doing was so culturally significant..


Turning to another matter, the photo of the fowl supper, which produced some wicked punning from members Ralph and Frank, also brought a query about what happened to the Matador Co-op Farm. A link to story that appeared in Prairies North magazine proved a dead end. The gopher did discover that the farm continued into the second generation before finally winding up about a decade ago. 

The Matador also rates a mention in the Encyclopeida of Saskatchewan, if you've a mind to check that out.

Finally, the gopher suggests that if you are "upset" by this self-isolation business, you might want to busy yourself with a home-made toboggan run, such as the one pictured near Kamsack, about 1908. Too late in the season you say? Well, it is "spring" in Saskatchewan, remember...

Stay safe..

-- 
Bill Armstrong
interim gopher
Friends of the Saskatchewan Archives

Regina, Saskatchewan,   
toboggan.jpg

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