SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS & TRANSPORTATION
George Cline>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 3
- FOOD & MEALS
- Bought a barrel of sugar ~300 pounds - per year. Traded wheat for flour at mill. Tells story about flour and making biscuits for a hired man. Buried potatoes in timothy hay in the ground with apples. Put cabbage in barrels, but other things will freeze in barrels. Describes making sausage. Deep fat fried sausages for friends and neighbors. Family used stone jars when Mr. Cline was young to store several gallons each of peppers, kraut, and sorghum. Raised sorghum as a child. "You would have apples and potatoes until you couldn't rest." Did not spray for bugs in the past. Tells story about harvesting spoiled apples. Stone jars were not sealed, just had lid and weight on top. Put lard over meat to keep it. Never had a problem with insects, but thinks farming depends on insecticides now.
- Roads were difficult in winter. Discusses the equipment needed to get to town in winter, and tells story about driving four horses at one time to get to town to buy drainage tile.