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The Vermilion Voice | September 07 2015

Supply And Demand

Nine people were vying for seven canoes for the price of $225 each at the Environmental Sciences garage sale on Sept. 2. Peter Wilkinson was one of the lucky seven. Other outdoor items available were; tents, skis, boots, poles, oars, and sleeping bags. They were from the Ski Pile Adventure Tourism program at Lakeland College that was disbanded. Lakeland College The Town of Vermilion’s Director of Transportation and Utilities, Derek Young, was in the employee, Marie Morrill said local schools and clubs were contacted before the sale to pick market for skis at the Environmental Sciences garage sale held at Lakeland College on Sept. up what they needed. Money raised from the garage sale will go back to the Environmental 2. Services program added Morrill. Photos Shannon O’Connor

wives coming out later in 2015 (www. farmwivesbook.com). Billi J Miller is a photographer and writer who portrays, like no other, the permanence and p r i d e o f C a n a d i a n f a r m l i fe. S h e believes that families should have a meaningful collection of photos that remind them exactly why they love living where they do. You can find her work on her website: www.billijmillerphotography.com.

NORTH CENTRAL LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE INC

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP FORMERLY NILSSON BROTHERS VERMILION

UPCOMING SPECIAL SALES WED, SEPT 9

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Since my move into the “ farming” communit y in 2010 - I have been taken aback by the amazing contributions of Farmwives, not only in their homes and in their families; but also in their c o m m u n i t i e s. T h e s e wo m e n h ave been pillars in their communities for a very long time, and they continue to be today. I have been so moved by this tireless devotion, in fact, that I’ve just completed writing a book, which profiles and celebrates them. My aim is to give them the recognition they deserve, and to honor their legacies to the larger patchwork of Canada’s Heritage.   Prior to the release of the full book - I am releasing brief excerpts from each interview. The full book contains 17 in-depth questions and answers about their life, photos, as well as, a recipe from each of the women. Here are just 3 of the questions from my 7th

farmwife profile: Interview Excerpt - Elaine Quinn Age at this writing: 59 1. How long have you been married, and if you have children - how many do you have? “37 years, and 2 kids.” 2. What has the role of the farmwife meant to you? “ Rai s in g k i d s, ke e p in g h ou se & cooking, baking, canning. Working spring & fall helping Jim ie. cultivating, harrowing, hauling grain. Being at his beck and call whenever he needed help. ie. Fencing, repairing, running to town.” 3. What is the best part, for you, in this life as a farm wife? “Spending time with Jim, working with him, going with him on farm business. Being part of a team.” Elaine Quinn shares a lot more in the Farmwives Book, as well as, her recipe for Meatballs and Gravy with buttered beets!! Are you in awe of a farmwife in your community? Tell her today. Watch for more interviews, photos, and recipes in Billi J Miller’s book profiling farm-

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Billi J Miller

Farmwives In Profile

PRESORT INTERNET YEARLING SALE

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MANAGER Rusty Stalwick 780-853-7669 CO-MANAGER Jim Pulyk 780-853-0626

FIELDMEN Dave Crittall • 306-344-2188 Pat Lawrence • 780-826-2655 Les Trach • 780-645-0939 Harvey Trach • 780-645-5172

Ryan Noble • 306-839-7949 Steiger Stalwick • 780-853-7946 Roland Goertz • 780-656-0506 Bob Foxwell • 780-842-0410

www.nclverm.com Pea straw bales dot the landscape along HWY 41N. Due to the shortage of hay this year some farmers were baling pea straw for feed. Photo Shannon O’Connor

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