FARM WORK & FOOD & MEALS

Carrie Maurer>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 12

FARM WORK & FOOD & MEALS,

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FARM WORK
Discussion of early hay baler. Family members got up at different times depending on their chores.
FOOD & MEALS
"Light bread" for breakfast. Sometimes "rolled oats."
FARM WORK
"There was always something to do." Cows to milk, milk to be separated, milking equipment to be washed, cream to churn. Family sold cream. Butter made several times a wk. Discussion of different types of butter-churns & how they worked. Father built refrigerator [ice-box]. Ice stored in ice-house. Ice harvested in winter from neighbors ponds & lasted through the summer. Ice insulated with sawdust. Discussion of use of milk-trough to keep milk cool before refrigerator. Before milk-trough, milk kept cool by placing crocks in water in spring house. Mother got water from the spring. Later had a well dug. Kinsey Barr witched the well. Story of Barr telling them "I told you so."
WOMEN'S WORK
Mother made cottage cheese.