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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IFTHBRIDGE HBIALD IhiWoy, March 30, Cream separator necessary tool Most housewives In the ranching regions of southern Alberta and southeastern B.C. always have fresh country cream lor baking and daily use. MatLcr-of-factly speaking, it comes straight from the Tills mcans adcied work for the pleasures derived. Following the averago fam- ily farm breakfast of bacon and eggs at a.m. Charlie Bnrnelt of (lie Del Bonita dis- Irict, armed v.ith a pail, puts the family milk cow in the etalls. The rhythmic spoosli, spoosh of conlinues for 10 min- utes as the pail is slowly filled. The milk is tlipn taken di- Milk sales Producers of fluid bot- tled for human conswnption, in MHrthern Alberta processed quarts during January 1972, up four per cent fi-wn the month last year. The area includes LetJv bridfic, Medicine Hat and the Crovsnesi Pass. Cream production Increased nine per cent during Ihe month this year up to quarts. The rest of the whole milk was processed into skim milk, quarts; buttermilk, quarts; chocolate drink, tjii.nris; and two per cent milk, quarts. rcclly lo the hoti.se where Ma- vis BarncU's work .shirts. The old cream separator has been converted with an electric motor, The crank, previously a vital necessity, and the clang- ing hell are no longer needed. The was used lo tell the operator when the separator was spinning fast enough. When the bell quit ringing, the process started. A large holding tank Is placed on the top of the ma- chine. A filtered funnel is used to strain the milk from the barn as it is poured into the holding tank. From a spouf to one side, .Mavis lakes two quarts of whole milk from the holding tank for everyday use. Then the separator is turned t-n and when operating at the right speed, a tap is turned on nUowing the whole milk to spill into the spinning wheels. The paif is put under the cream spout. About three cups of fresh farm cream is collected each morning. The whole process is done again in (he early eve- ning. Water is used to clean the separator and then the parts are washed and neatly placed in position. The skim milk left is fed to the pigs. At the morning coffee break, the cream was evidenced by a delicious chocolate cake top- ped with thick icing and two cream pies, part of the every- day wort load lor the rancher's wife. Mavis Barneri separates form fresh whole milk Winter lire studs help riding problems Winter tire sliids bavc in- vaded Uio life of t Jie r a rich borse. Rancher repairman mech- wnic-horscniafi Charlie Darnetl of Ihe Del Bonita district saw e story in one of his magazines showing winter riding condi- tions eased by the use of tire etuds embedded in the Rcing I bo adventuresome type that IK? is. IK? deckled to try it with his iniokskin riding 1 torse. To .start, lie drilled four lioles nt the turner R