Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ihursday, Ap.il 13, 1975 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 POT-LUCK By D'ARCY R1CKARD Ever wish you >vnrc haek cows? Just finding them was al- ways hard at Birdseyc Hanch. They were always deep in Hie bnLsh. Kver try gelling the cows out of Ihc brush? You had In duck your head under the branches. Then a branch would olmosl tear you off the horse. But DID horse would keep lading at a fast walk. By the time you had all Iho cows out of the brush you'd be half slabbed lo deatli by broken off, dried up old trees. NTo matter how far you were from the barn you'd have to take the cows at a crowl. Pid- dling along at an acre an hour, you could read half the July issue of True Ranch Romances. Amazing how the cows al- ways knew which slall was their's. After shoving them around a bit, to get up the middle be- tween them, they'd all be lock- ed in and the milking would commence. Naturally you'd have lo have Just the right milking stool. There's just no sense of secur- ity when you sit on the milking stool. It's kind of like sitting on a fence post in a 00- mile wind. Now you gi1, the pail, lill il at just the right angle. But first you have lo ml) all the dirt off (he bag. Then, after maybe ty- ing a couple of legs, yon com- mence the milking operation. The lirsl couple of squeezes are the hardest. The cow shifts around a bit. Then the milk hits the bottom of the pail, singing ifs own tin- ny-timpani symphony. You milk a lilllc faster, drumming up a nice sound. Your head rests on the cow's Fide. It's a nice, wami, wonder- ful place lo rest your head. Then the row decides to You move fast to protect the milk Back to the milking. Cows arc beautiful. I can al- most, 1 said almost, understand why there are cows In India whose slaughter is le- gally prohibited. But you feel like slaughtering Ihcm when they kick over buckets of milk. The milk gets a big head of Joam. Well, you slrip the cow. Only suven more lo go. The lillle jerseys arc easy and they bounce up and down. The cats are silting there pa- tiently so you squirt them out of Ihc bam. Then you give them e lillle milk in a saucer. You're making good progress but Ihnt last cow is a killer. The only thing to do is have a little rest. Then plunge ahead. Your wrists arc dead. Now you take a bucket of milk and bring it up with Ihc other buckets and watch the flies hum around a bit. It's hot and it's very quiet. A very quiet Rummer afternoon, miles from Ihc sound of cars on the road lo Waterton. you v, ero (here. Turn the cows out. They stag- ger around n bit, then find their way lo Ihe shady side of the barn. Holding the buckets of milk- out far enough so they won't hit your legs as you walk lakes Ihe skill you've spent a few months learning. Now comes the separating on the McCormick Decring Prim- rose wilh the sweet sounding bell on the handle. Alter supper the cool of the evening wiU set in. You'll be laughing and joking wilh the other guys. Chief Mountain will turn a veiy light purple as (lie sun gels. The cows are grazing quietly. TABER FROZEN FOODS LTD. TABER PHONE 223-2633 Retail and Wholesale Meals Custom Slaughtering Beef Special, April 10 May 10, 1972. Per Head Tuelcfoy Iriru Friday every Calf marketings up Call receipts for the week ending March 4 in public stock- yards and packing plants in Lethbriilgc were ]49, from 43 for Ihc same week last year. Hogs iii LeUibridge sold for per hundredweight during February Ibis year, up from last year. SAYS: "TRY TOP THIS DEAL" Che olel Lnpala When you buy a specially VS Impahi Sport Coujje, C'ustoin Coupe, 4-door Seilnn or Spor( Scdnn complete >vilh; vinyl roof electric clock tinted windshield whitrwnll Eire.s remote trunk release (you'll lore this WE GIVE YOU... a value AM car Radio FREE! We have got five specially equipped model option packages just right for you. Highest trade-in allowances now for your lafe model trade. MCDONALD Tuber Phone 223-3556 I.A.C. MERIT PLAN etoa open-arm supermatic R E C o N D T I O N E D G U A R A N T E E D SPECIAL CLEARANCE ON TRADE-INS PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY! 1 Singer 2 American Home 1 Kanmore 1 Leonard 39.95 ___ 39.95 39.95 39.95 I Coronado 39.95 1 Sparlon 39.95 3 Singer 49.95 1 Phnff F and R Coniole 79.95 3 Singer F and R Console! 79.95 2 While Demonstrator Consoles 9B.B8 I Singer 201 85.00 1 Domestic Aulo........... 99.95 1 Necchi Supernova 99.95 1 While Aulo Coniole 119.96 1 Netcni Console .........M9.95 1 Singer Auto............ 125.00 1 Singer Slanl ..........250.00 1 Singer Touch and Sew 253.00 1 Coronnda Open Arm 79.95 1 ZenilVi Open Arm 99.95 I Singer Open Arm 99.95 Srnger Aufo. Open Arm 799.00 1 Elnet Transforma Open Am 1 Elno Mo. 1 Open Arm lino Zig 2ag Open Arm .89.95 99.95 T 4 9.95 408 Slli Sired South 325 6rh Ave. S.E. LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-8877 MEDICINE HAT Phone 526-54OO DISTRIBUTORS FOR ELNA AND WHITE SEWING MACHINES PHONE FREE HOUSE DEMONSTRATION SEWING LESSONS GIVEN HEADQUARTERS For pnrls, accessories and repair icrvice for moil makes of towing machines.