Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ihursdoy, April 13, 1975 THS IETHBRIOGE HERALD 15 POT-LUCK RICKARD Ever wish you baek imlking cows? Just finding them was aJ- hard at Birdseye Hanch. They were always deep in llic brush. Ever try gelling the cows out of the brush? You hod lo duck your head under the branches. Then a branch would almost tear you off the horse. But Ihu horse would keep going til a fast walk. By the time you had all tlio cows out of the brush you'd be half stabbed lo death by broken off, dried up old trees. No matter how far you were from the barn you'd have to take the cows at a crawl. 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 stall was their's. After shoving them around a bil, to get up the middle be- tween them, they'd all be lock- ed in and the milking would commence. Naturally you'd have to have just the right milking stool. There's just no sense of secur- jly when you sit on the wrong milking stool. It's kind of like sitting on a fence post in a 90- mile wind. Now you gy, the pail, tilt it at just the right angle. But first you have lo nib all the dirt off the bag. Then, after maybe ty- ing a couple of legs, you com- mence the milking operation, Tho first couple of squeezes are the hardest. The cow shifts around a bit. Then the milk hits the bottom of the pail, singing its own lin- ny-limpani symphony. You milk a litUe faster, drumming up a nice sound. Your head rests on the cow's ride. It's a nice, warm, wonder- ful place to rest your head, Then the cow decides to You move fast to protect the milk Back to Ihe milking. Cows arc beautiful. I can al- most, I 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 foam. Well, you strip the cow. Only seven more lo go. The lilll e j ersey s a re easy end they bounce up and down. The cats are silting there pa- tiently so you squirt them out of the barn. Then you give them a little milk in a saucer. You're making good progress but that last cow is a killer. The only thing to do is have a little rest. Then plunge ahead. Your wrists ore dead. Now you take a bucket of milk and hang it up with Ihe other buckets and watch the flies hum around a bit. It's hot and it's very quiet. A very quiet fiummer afternoon, miles from Ihe sound of cars on the road lo you wero there. Turn the cows out. They stag- ger around a bit, then find their way lo the shady side of the barn. Holding Ihe buckets of milk out far enough so they won't hit your legs as you w alk takes the skill you've spent a few months learning. Now comes the separating on the McCormick Deering Prim- rose with the sweet sounding bell on the handle. After supper the cool of the evening will set in. You'll be laughing and joking with the other guys. Chief Mountain will turn a very light purple as the sun sets. The cows are grazing quietly. TABER FROZEN FOODS LTD. TABER PHONE 223-2633 Retail and Wholesale Meals Custom Slaughtering Beef Special, April 10 May TO, Henrf Tueitfay thru Friday every Calf marketings up Calf receipts for the week ending March 4 in public stock- yards and packing plants in Lcthbridge were 3 49, from 43 for the same week last year. Hogs iii Lcthbridge sold for per hundredweight during February Ibis year, up from ?22.32 last year. SAYS: "TRY AND, TOP THIS DEAL" Che olet Lnpala When you buy a specially quipped VS Impahi Sport Coupe, Custom Coupe, 4-door Setlnn or Sport Sedan complete >vilhf vinyl roof electric clock tinted windshield whitewnll tires rcmolc trunk release (you'll lore rltis lon-cott convenience) WE GIVE YOU... a value AM car Radio FKEE! We have got five specially equipped model option packages just right for you. Highest trade-in allowances now for your late model trade. MCDONALD Taber Phone 223-3556 I.A.C. MERIT PLAN etna open-arm supermntic R E C O N D I T O N E D G U A R A N T E E D SPECIAL CLEARANCE ON TRADE-INS PERSONAL SHOPPING ONLY! 1 Singer 39.95 2 American Home 39.95 I Konmore 39.95 1 Leonard 39.95 1 Coronado 39.95 1 Sparton 39.95 3 Singer Trendies 49.95 1 Phaff F and R Console 79.95 3 Singer F and R 79.95 2 While Demonstrator Consoles 9B.88 1 Singer 201 85.00 I Domestic Auto........... 99.95 2 Necchi Supernova 1 While Aulo Console 1 Necchi Console 1 Singer Auto......... 1 Singer Slant 1 Singer Touch nnd Sew 99.95 149.95 .149.95 125.00 250.00 253.00 1 Coronndo Open Arm 79.95 1 Zenith Open Arm 99.95 I Singer Open Arm 99.95 1 Singer Auto. Open Arm 199.00 95 1 Elno No. 1 Open Arm 99.95 T 49.95 9 9 408 5lh Sired South 325 6lh Avc. 5.E. LETHBRIOGE Phone 327-8877 MEDICINE HAT Phone 526-5400 DISTRIBUTORS FOR ELNA AND WHITE SEWING MACHINES PHONE FREE HOUSE DEMONSTRATION SEWING LESSONS CIVEH HEADQUARTERS For parts, accessories and repair service for most makes of sewing machines.