SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES, FARM WORK, & FARMHOUSE

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SEGMENT: ACTIVITIES, FARM WORK, & FARMHOUSE,

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FARM WORK
Ruth drove tractors, helped with harvest, sorting cattle/pigs. Mostly helped with planting and harvesting. Feeding the crew of hay balers.
FARMHOUSE
Changes in Appliances
LAND
Farm 200 acres. Did not expand when opportunity arose so they could enjoy their extra money. The children were not interested in farming. Farm was inherited from husband's father. They own 1/6 of the acres, split between his siblings. Had a diversified farm.
LIVESTOCK
Cattle for 35 to 40 years.
CROPS
Corn, beans, small grain, oats, hay, pasture land. Garden grew potatoes, tomatoes, onions, beets, mush melons, squash. Husband enjoys working garden more now.
CHILDREN'S WORK
Describes their jobs during school. They kept their money for education, not for maintaining farm. Earned own cars, were independent early.