SEGMENT: FARM EQUIPMENT & FARM WORK

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 19

SEGMENT: FARM EQUIPMENT & FARM WORK,

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FARM EQUIPMENT
Discusses manufacture (by hand with axes) of wooden rollers & their method of use (pulled behind horse-team) to break up dirt clods. Story of job taking down oak on stream bank, cutting into sections, loading into dray wagon, & transport to woodwork shop in Raymond. Wooden rollers later replaced by steel rollers. Mentions need for rollers declines with new plows. (addenda item# 54, see Aikman 5, Clip# 776)
FARM WORK
Story of field getting to dry to plow with horses & neighbor helping him plow with tractor & use of roller to compact plowed ground to keep moisture in. Discusses methods & time to get in 20 acres of corn. Discussion of use of rollers. (addenda item# 54, 55, see Aikman 5, Clip# 776)