SEGMENT: FARM WORK, FARM FACILITIES, & TOWNS

James N. Price>UIS Collection N-R>UIS Collection N-R, Segment 8

SEGMENT: FARM WORK, FARM FACILITIES, & TOWNS,

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FARM WORK
People put in as much garden as they could work with a one-horse cultivator and a double-shovel.
FARM FACILITIES
Produce such as root crops was stored in a mound dug into the ground and packed with straw. Describes how to make one.
TRANSPORTATION
Before local township took over road maintenance, farmers were paid for grading the roads using their horses.
WOMEN'S WORK
Grandma dried fruit on henhouse roof in the sun. Picked blackberries and canned 100 quarts.
TOWNS
Went to town to buy coffee, sugar, tobacco, bologna, cheese, or crackers. Nice change from pork.
HOMESTEADING
Grandma had the goatskin homestead deed to her farm. Lived on it 95 of her 99 years, only occasionally going to town.
FARM WORK
To get enough wood for all home uses, each week they had to crosscut saw the trees down, saw them up, and haul them home.