SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION & THE FARMHOUSE

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SEGMENT: FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION & THE FARMHOUSE,

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FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
In 1932 or 1931, friend wanted to sell rent corn to him, and he wanted to feed cattle, but bank would not give him a loan. That man lost a lot of money. Gives prices for hogs & cattle. Traded a 600-700 lb sow for a week's work from a hired man because it was not worth it to send it to St. Louis.
FARMHOUSE
Took five horse teams and wagons from 7 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon to move the furniture and things to new house. Neighbor's wife had dinner cooked when they arrived. Neighbors moved to Arizona later on. He and his wife enjoyed the new house. Began to know neighbors 6 months after. Sowed oats in March that year, but 28 or 29 of March saw a big snow that closed a road and blocked a shipment of a body to be buried in the cemetery. Went to help dig the road out and got to know neighbors that way.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Could not pay a quarter of his loans after the Depression. Butchered neighbors' hogs and made sausage for $2.50-$3 per hog with his brother-in-law. Describes how they butchered the hogs. Butchering consumed much of time and couldn't always deliver the product. Did that for three winters. Helped a friend butcher 7-8 hogs too.