SEGMENT: FARM-FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENT, & LIVESTOCK

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 21

SEGMENT: FARM-FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENT, & LIVESTOCK,

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LIVESTOCK
Discussion of watching team of oxen being driven & prodded along with a sharp stick & whip. (addenda item# 75, see Aikman 7, Clip# 781)
ENVIRONMENT
Discusses how Black-Jack oak would smother out even Blackberry-briar, but was only good for firewood. (addenda item# 76, see Aikman 7, Clip# 781)
FARM FACILITIES
Description of making a stake-&-rider fence & how some animals could figure out how to break it up. Description of hedge-fence & how it served as a good hog-fence. Discussion of why farmers got rid of hedge-fences. Hedge Fences sapped the ground of water & nutrients needed by nearby crops. Describes use of Osage Orange tree poles to make posts & use of twisted logs that couldn't be split for corner posts. (addenda item# 77, 78, 79, see Aikman 7, Clip# 781, 782)