SEGMENT: FAMILY & FARM-RELATED WORK

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SEGMENT: FAMILY & FARM-RELATED WORK,

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FAMILY
Discussing Ron's (husband) friends. His friends are all farmers. Ron does not harvest or plant with friends. Just with son Ken. Sometimes borrows machinery. 2 sons and 1 daughter. Tells ages.
LAND
Land in four different places. Husband and son do all the farming on all the land, sometimes with other son when he is home from college. Ron did more traveling with his father when the land was more spread out. Now it's not as time consuming. Total acres on all land about 500 acres.
FARM EQUIPMENT
Combine, 4 tractors, grain truck, an antique tractor.
FARM-RELATED WORK
Does some hauling for other farmers. Hauls grain to the Illinois river and loads it on barges. Sells their own as well.
FARM EQUIPMENT
Mention of farm equipment & facilities, including wagons, dryer, augers, 5 row plows.
FARMING METHODS
They do chisel plowing and moldboard plowing.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Sundays they always go to church together. Go to the nursing home after church. Sometimes have lunch in DeKalb. Get together for birthday parties with husband's sisters. Christmas they trade between the four siblings houses.