My in-laws (Raymond and Rainie Hammerlee) were farmers. When Kathy and I married (1977), they had orchards in Simi Valley, CA. These orchards were eventually lost to suburban development. They also had a farm in a little town in Utah – Orangeville – where Raymond would spend the summer. This was (of course) a Mormon town, located south of Price and along the edge of the Manti Plateau. To the east were the sandstone canyons of the San Raphael Swell. The town had been sited alongside a nice-sized creek, which flowed off of the high country, and Raymond had innovated an irrigation system for his farm.
Kathy and I visited in the winter of 1980. Raymond and Rainie were living in a pioneer cabin that they had renovated. Here are some photos of the Hammerlees, Kathy, I and the”spread”.