Q: Did they grow any kind of fruit on the farm?
A: Yes. They had an orchard on two sides of the house and grew plums, cherries, crabapples, regular apples and apricots. In another field on the farm there were strawberries and raspberries, and Saskatoon berries in the coulee which my grandmother would take to the local general store to sell for spending money. No matter when my two brothers and I came to the farm there was always something to pick to help out with the chores. We gathered eggs and sometimes helped to milk the cows as well. My gramma would also take eggs, cream and milk cans to the train station to be shipped to Swift Current, Saskatchewan to be sold there.
Q: Didn't you have any fun time or do anything else but work on the farm?
A: When you are a child and not raised on a farm, you think most everything on the farm is fun. We could eat all the berries we wanted to as long as we filled the berry boxes that were needed at the store. We also learned to make jams, pickles and canned fruit. But, best of all, we got to eat homemade bread and buns with the jams and fruit. We also rode the horses in the hills.