Lehi and Henrietta buy Chafin Ilanch. Interrsting experiences with cattle and sheep. Characteristics of Lehi and Henrietta. Henry goes o n a mission. New Castle Reclamation Co. established. Reservoir at GIXSValley and New Castle Irrigation Cn. Picture, Grarr \.a]Ir?. L!tnlr. T. \$'. Jones and Lehi Jones involvrd in K e w Casrle project. Piclure, S m v Castle IIotei. Willard and Sophia move to Southcrn Utah and to New Castle. Picture of steam tractor. Picture of T. W. Tones home.
I n 1904, Lehi and Henrietta bought a ranch on Cedar Mountain a few miles west of Navajo Lake in Three-Creeks area. They referred to this ranch as the Chaffin Ranch because they purchased the ranch from Brother John R. Chaffin when he moved to Idaho. Mr. Chaffin was a good friend of Lehi's - they had served in the bishopric a t the same time as counselors under Bishop Carry. Henrietta and the family moved that spring into the old house that was already on the place. However, the house was in terrible shape and needed a complete overhaul before they could actually move into it. The roof leaked and was caved in, the doon were off their hinges, and the cattle had been inside of the house, using it as a shelter. When the Jones family arrived they camped outside for a while and methodically began working on the house and cleaning thin,^ up: They tore all the floorboards up and took them outside and scrubbed them in boiling tubs of water and soap, after which they replaced them. They cleaned out all the chipmunks and other varmints and finished hy whitewashing the walls a n d putting white "factory" or muslin cloth all over the reilins to keep the dirt from falling. Many of the cows they milked that summer were just wild range cows, mixed with a few gentle cows that had been brought from town.