SEGMENT: FARM WORK & FARM HOUSE

Jessie Ruth Saiter>UIS Collection S>UIS Collection S, Segment 2

SEGMENT: FARM WORK & FARM HOUSE,

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FARM WORK
Talks about farm life in April. It was warm & they could go barefooted. Men would haul all wood they cut during the winter to wood lot. Children made "castles" in wood lot. Mother would incubate her baby chicks.
FISHING
Describes cooperative neighborhood netting of fish. Men from neighborhood would use nets to fish for quillback in Big Creek in April. Fish put in gunny sacks & divided among neighbors. Men would gut fish. Had fish at each meal at that time of year. Mother stored some fish in salt. Men enjoyed this group activity.
CHILDHOOD WORK
On hot days children took cattle to creek.
WOMEN'S WORK
Wild Plants; Beets; Wild Mustard; Dandelions; Dock; Making Soap
FARM WORK
Men were planting corn & sowing oats. Oats used to feed horses.
FARMHOUSE
Mentions making of new carpet, feather & straw ticks. Describes making & laying of rag carpet underlain by straw-ticks. Always had to re-paper walls each year because of washing, cooking inside that dirtied walls. Curtains were starched & pressed. Spring was a renewal of the house.
FOOD & MEALS
Mentions rhubarb & asparagus coming from garden in spring. "Actually, there was no time that we didn't have really good food."