Posts Tagged ‘crops at the RRS’

Bringing in the Hay

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Hay-cutting began on the 20th (afterwards 25th) July, and the scene of operations was the wild prairie. The outer two miles of each river frontage belonged, for hay purposes, to the frontage owner up to a certain date, but for the most part cutting was done on prairie that was free as air to everybody. The best hay meadows were located in good time before the above date, and on the night before people were camped all around them. Each one knew pretty well just the spot he was going to strike next morning, and if more than one had their eyes on the same spot, it became the property of the one who reached there first and made a “circle” by cutting around the field he wished to claim. There was sometimes (in dry years when hay was scarce) great rivalry, and we have seen camps all ready to start on the stroke of midnight, and actually starting to mark out circles in a thunderstorm. We have seen a circle entered by another than the one who made it, but it was in the case of someone who had tried to circle the whole prairie for himself, and in such case the unwritten law of the camp said that it served him right. There was rarely any trouble to speak of, and we look back to the camp on the prairie with its many tents like a white village as a most delightful and health-giving experience.

One Aspect of a Farmer’s Life

Monday, July 19th, 2010
by Elizabeth Campbell

I thought this week would be a good time to look at one of the essential entries in the Red River farmer’s Day Timer. It’s an aspect of the livestock farmer’s life even to today: making hay.

Selkirk’s Ulterior Motives – Part 4

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

by Elizabeth Campbell

Ross concludes his list with the following entry:

Annual Reunion Meal and AGM (Dec. 1, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Our annual reunion meal and AGM will be held on December 1st, 2013, from noon to 4:00 p.m., on the third floor of the Manitoba Hydro Building, 360 Por... Read More »


Tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives (Nov. 14, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Betty Gill is organizing a tour for us on Thursday, Nov. 14th, at 4 p.m. at the Manitoba Provincial Archives Bldg., entrance on Vaughan St., just sout... Read More »


Greetings to the Community

November 1st, 2013

Several of our members have brought greetings to the community-at-large on behalf of TLSARL. Cathie Morgan Matula brought greetings to the Powerview W... Read More »




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