Lisa Clouston's Grandma feeding lambs, MB.
Doug Law's Great-Grandfather with horse.
I have lived on our farm/ranch near the beautiful hamlet of Indus, Alberta for thirty-seven years. Prior to this I was raised in south western Alberta and eastern British Columbia. My early childhood was
on a guest ranch near Pincher Creek. I have two black and white photographs from the Buckhorn Ranch, one showing me as a four year old holding a team for my Dad and on another occasion I was driving a pony on a cart! Horses have been a part of my life for all but maybe ten
years when I lived in the city. Horses are a passion for me. I retired eighteen years ago and I have been playing wheelwright, wagon builder, training, and driving horses ever since.
Verne Kemble Indus, Alberta
Lappan Family Farm - Lansdowne, Ontario
Note the young couple, with 3 children on horse's back, and one driving the light team, as well as the mother was living with the family.
The light team took the milk to the cheese factory (see 30 gallon can of milk on wagon) as well as being the driving team to go to town. Note the windmill to the right, a water tank was inside the building to cool the milk.
The matched team would have been the main working farm team with a 3rd horse used when needed.
A great farm scene - pump, potash kettle and collie farm dog.
John and Mary Mitchell embodied the true spirit of the pioneers of Saskatchewan through their hard work, perseverance, and determination. John Walter Mitchell was born May 21, 1911 in Preeceville,
Saskatchewan, John and his wife, Gladys Mary Norman, devoted their lives to this farm. The homestead remained in the Mitchell family for 100 years. Gladys Mary Mitchell (nee Norman) was born December 6, 1915 in Stranraer, Sask. Mary was very experienced working with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 horse hooks doing fieldwork, seeding, and haying. Mary’s move to Preeceville from Stranraer, Saskatchewan was another historical and memorable event for the area. Mary loaded her new tractor and her
favorite team of Clydesdale cross mares in one CN boxcar and a very select, high quality herd of twelve Shorthorn cattle in another. They arrived at Buchanan, Saskatchewan and she drove her tractor and led her team the 22 miles from Buchanan to the Mitchell farm south of
Preeceville. The cattle were transported by truck.
1940’s my grandfather with the horses and the binder.
The farm was in Nassagaweya Township of Halton County.
The family had come from Yorkshire England in the 1830’s.
Today my wife and I live on a farm in Flamborough Township of Wentworth Country where we raise Clydesdale horses, chickens and bees. I still often think back to my happy early days on my grandparents farm.
Dr. J. David Richardson
330 Hwy 8, RR 1
“Home of Gentle Giants and busy bees”
1934 – Okla, Saskatchewan - George with yoke of oxen – Sam on right weighed 2000 lbs and Her shire cross on left weighed 1600 lbs, was driven with a mare as well. Sam pulled the tumbling rake for George in
1931 when George was 13 years old. George quoted, “one kid drove the ox and the other handled the rake”. Submitted by Muriel Mitchell Saskatchewan
1944, my grandfather, William John Allison (1878-1948) watching over me.
The picture of a man and horse, we think, is a brother of the man who taught my great grandfather( Ward Roelofson) blacksmithing. Photo submitted by Doug Law
Muriel and Bonnie, Bonnie was one of the mares that Mom brought with her on the train when she married Dad. Muriel Mitchell Saskatchewan