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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday. April LETHBRIDGE are all part of a rancher's life Continued from Page 10 about to abandon he likes the life too much to consider leaving it. give up His father, who came to the area from England in 1900, acquired the original property in 1932 and it has been added to gradually. "We bought this place in the middle of the depression and paid for a cow with a calf at foot, as we call it, when we stocked the ranch. Even that was a lot of money in those days." Today, each cow is worth There are three branches of the Farmer family living on the property. Mr. Farmer, his wife, Peggy, and two of their five children live in a house built in 1964 to replace the original log house. "I remember when we got our first indoor was quite a Mrs. Fanner said. A married son, Jim, who works fill-time on the ranch, lives with his family in a house 100 yards from his parents. In another house nearby live relatives Bob and Betty Dalgleish and their family. And a few miles away is the ranch run by "Mr. Farmer's widowed sister- in law, Doris Haywood- Farmer, and her son, Bob. The property is part of Indian Gardens Ranch but it is run primarily as a hay farm to complement the cattle operation. Ranching is a six-day-a- week job for the Farmers and they have never hired cowboys nor farm labor. As well as spending a lot of time driving cattle with her husband, Mrs. Farmer runs the household, keeps chickens, tends a large vegetable garden and takes turns with the 60-mile-a- day school run. She is the grandmother of four, and mother of five children ranging from 30 to 11. Even the youngest, Shelley, is learning the economics of ranching by raising a calf every year through the local 4H Beef Club. Her mother said Shelley is learning a lot. "Last year she made for all her work and one year she went into the "What she's learning is not to go into the cattle said her father. B.C. artifacts in poor repair VANCOUVER (CP) The Canadian Conservation Institute says it is horrified at the state of British Columbia's historical artifacts. The institute recently conducted a six-week survey in a number of B.C. museums. Ten specialists, visited Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince Rupert and other urban centres, trying to determine the physical condition of each object and what has to be done to restore "it. Dr. Nathan Stolow, director of the institute, said the experts concluded that it would take man-years of work to repair the deterioration and damage in museum collections in B.C. "Yes, you might say we were horrified at what we said Dr. Stolow. He said the institute was started because a lot of people are horrified at neglect of Canadian cultural heritage. "This is what most of our activity is all about: trying to catch something before it slides downhill." Dr. Stolow said the problem in Canada is a lack of qualified conservators to arrest the slide. The institute is starting a three-year post- graduate training program in hope of producing 10 new conservators a year. "So far we have had 150 applicants from across FARM MACHINERY BUYS COMJINES 2 MF 410 with pickups, choppers, cabs 2 MF 510 with pickups, choppers, cabs 2 New Holland 995 with pickups, choppers, cabs 1 New Holland 990 with pickups, choppers, cabs 1 Case 1000 16 ft. cutting table 1 IHC 141 14 ft. cutting table 1 IHC 503 with pickups, choppers, cabs TRACTORS 1 MF 1100 Diesel USED SWATHERS Several Pull Type Swathers USED BALERS Several IMF, John Deere, and IHC Also New MF 125 Balers GRINDERS 1 MF Grinder Mixer 1 Gehl Grinder Mixer SKENE FARM EQUIPMENT FORT MACLEOD Phone 234-3153 PINCHER CREEK Phone 627-3710 excellent ones from B.C." A three-day ,inar, sponsored by the institute in cooperation with the Canadian Museums Association, was recently held at the Pacific Conservation Institute in Vancouver. Similar seminars have also been held in Ottawa and Moncton, N.B. "CUSTOM BUILT" WES-T-RAVEL TRAILERS Travelling Choose from 14 and 17 loot Models B, in your choice ot interior equip- ment Camping SN Md Prici HIM Now At JENSEN WELDING P.O. Box 2216, Taber, Alberta Phone 223-2544 THEY'VE ARRIVED! 1974 Half-Tons fresh from the factory IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY ON-THE-SPOT APPRAISALS GOOD SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM See the truck boys at MCDONALD'S CHEVROLET Ken Howard Paul On 47 Ave. at 54 St. Phone 223-3556 Why wait for Factory Order when you can have a new half-ton today? ;