SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, LIVESTOCK, & NEIGHBORS

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SEGMENT: FARM BUSINESS, LIVESTOCK, & NEIGHBORS,

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CHILDHOOD WORK
Warren discusses how he got his start in farming. Worked with Father after high school. Graduated in 1939. Chores morning and night as child. Was paid a wage as revenue increased after WWII.
FARM BUSINESS
Family was in hog and dairy business. Did custom work for neighbors, harvesting corn on neighboring farms. Mentions small grain custom harvest. Combine, 2-row equipment. Equipment was good, but it was still work, not like using new equipment today. In 1955 left dairy business.
LIVESTOCK
Everyone liked playing with pigs. Warren's children were given a "pig project", they raise hogs, buy feed, and sell them to share profits with family. Share crop 50/50 with his father. Livestock has faded on many farms.
WOMEN'S WORK
Wife's jobs; housework, occasionally drove tractor. Kids learned at 12 to drive, enjoyed driving tractor. Story of son getting tractor stuck.
NEIGHBORS
Custom work for neighbors mostly through exchange of services like corn shelling, emptying corn cribs, etc. Socialization with neighbors included hunting, visiting, & talking. "I've seen people come & go."
REFLECTIONS
When someone takes over his farm he will pass on the ins and outs of the soil.