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Jahner/Johner Brothers Photo Album

Slideshow

Photographs (1-34) (35-67) (68-88)

The Frame #1
Michael Jahner showing off the frame of his sod-house replica
The Frame #2
The frame of the sod-house replica
“Breaking the Sod”
The first step in making the sod-house replica was “breaking the sod”
Cutting the Wood
(left to right) Brian Udey and Michael Jahner cutting the wood for the sod house replica
Placing the Sod
(left to right) Michael Jahner, Brian Udey, Jacob Johner, and Raelee Jahner starting to place the sod around the wood frame
Chopping the Sod
Michael Jahner breaking sod for his sod-house replica
Setting the Frame
(left to right) Jacob Johner, Brain Udey, and Michael Jahner taking the initial steps for building the sod-house replica
“A Work in Progress”
(left to right) Lawrence Johner, Michael Jahner, Al Lacoursiere, and Dennis Lacoursiere in front of a work in progress – a sod-house replica
The Axe
The axe used to split the sod, when the Jahner/Johner brothers were building their replica sod house
Sod House
Built 2005, Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan
The Sod House
The sod house Michael Jahner built [with the help of family and friends] in honor of his farmstead’s 100th anniversary
Photograph by Will Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Sod House at Sunset
The sod house Michael Jahner built [with the help of family and friends] in honor of his farmstead’s 100th anniversary
Photograph by Will Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Sod House Replica #01
Some of the tools the Jahner/Johner brothers have hung inside the sod-house replica. The Jahner/Johner brothers open this sod-house to visitors. In fact, it is a local attraction in Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan!
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Sod House Replica #02
When the Jahner/Johner brothers recreated their family’s original homestead, they wanted it to resemble the past. Thus, they included many traditional items in their replica – a stove, kettle, curtains, chairs, table, et cetera.
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Sod House Replica #03
(left to right) Lawrence Johner, Jacob Johner, and Michael Jahner
The Jahner/Johner brothers inside their sod-house replica. Inside this incredible creation, the brothers have a guest table with amazing photographs of their grandparents.
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Sod House Replica #04
The Jahner/Johner brothers have even hung a clothesline to help authenticate their sod-house replica
Photograph by Will Clark
[14 July 2006]
In honor of the Jahners
Michael Jahner with the Jahner Farmstead’s 100th Anniversary monument
Photograph by Will Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Outhouse
Michael Jahner (as well as many of family members) rebuilt a replica homestead – sod house, outhouse, et cetera – in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Jahner Farmstead
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #1
Michael Jahner recalls eating meals as a young lad in the dining area of this old summer kitchen
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #2
Michael Jahner has preserved his grandmother’s summer kitchen
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #3
Michael Jahner has not only preserved his grandmother’s summer kitchen, but he has also collected and restored many of the old kitchen utensils – pitcher, egg beater, pots, et cetera
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #4
Michael Jahner with an old cheese box. As Michael points out, cheese use to come in a wooden box.
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #5
Michael Jahner with some antique kitchen utensils – utensils his family used regularly throughout Michael’s childhood
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #6
Michael Jahner has a number of old kitchen dishes housed in his grandmother’s old summer kitchen.
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Old Summer Kitchen #7
Michael Jahner has collected a number of antiques - most of which he uses in his replicas on the farm
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Gopher Day with Pete
Peter Johner with his Gopher Day prize
Photograph by Will Clark
[14 July 2006]
The Bell
Michael Jahner playing with an old school bell
Cemetery Walk #1
Frances Jahner
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Cemetery Walk #2
Katherine Jahner
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Landmark Walk #01
Jacob Johner touring the farmstead replica site during the Landmark Walk with the Jahner/Johner brothers
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Landmark Walk #02
(left to right) Peter Johner, Michael Johner, and Jacob Johner
The Jahner/Johner brothers in front of the sod-house replica during their Landmark Walk
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Landmark Walk #03
(left to right) Peter Johner, Michael Jahner, Jacob Johner, and Lawrence Johner
The Jahner/Johner brothers in front of the sod-house replica during their landmark walk
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]
Landmark Walk #04
(left to right) Peter Johner, Michael Jahner, Jacob Johner, and Lawrence Johner
The Jahner/Johner brothers in front of the sod-house replica during their landmark walk
Photograph by Jessica Clark
[14 July 2006]

Photographs (1-34) (35-67) (68-88)

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