SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, FOOD & MEALS, & FAMILY BACKGROUND

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SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, FOOD & MEALS, & FAMILY BACKGROUND,

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ACTIVITIES
Still makes own clothes.
BUTCHERY
Neighborhood men butchered hogs and cattle and shared the meat. Made head cheese, blood pudding, crackle.
FARMING METHODS
Used horses and mules to draw plows. She helped dad plow with two-wheeled plow and three horses. She planted and "bugged" potatoes. Bugged potatoes by picking bugs off and putting them into buckets. Same with tomato worms.
LAND
Had 160 acres.
FAMILY BACKGROUND
Family spoke German. She learned English with difficulty at school.
FOOD & MEALS
Phone call prompts aside about honey and bees. Strain honey by warming it, then straining out the wax. She also can render lard and stuff sausage.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Grandmother taught her to knit. She loves to piece quilts.
FAMILY BACKGROUND
German background. Grandparents immigrated - spoke low and high German. They described using a cradle instead of sickles and scythes. Grew rye. Settled near Matanza.
POULTRY
Grandparents raised ducks, turkeys that nested in tall grass by the lake. Driven with wave of a rag up to the house.