The crop years of 1911 and 1912 were not too successful. Hail caused serious crop damage on the Nevard homesteads. There were mortgages on the farm land and equipment that needed paying so two of the Nevard brothers went to work in Regina, probably during the fall and winter. Arthur and Daisy went to live there and Arthur worked for the parks and public works department. Ernest also went to work in construction working on the jail, the normal school and the General Hospital as seen in this photo taken on top of the General.. Ernest is second from the right in the back row.