SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, BUTCHERY, & GARDEN

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SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, BUTCHERY, & GARDEN,

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LIVESTOCK
Did not have beef cattle, only dairy and hogs.
BUTCHERY
Describes butchering methods. It was boys' job was to help scrape off hair and help render lard using iron kettles. Describes smokehouse for curing of hams & use of hickory wood, Smeared meat with salt to preserve it.
GARDEN
Had to hoe a lot to weed gardens. Sprayed potatoes for bugs. Mother canned several hundred quarts of green beans, corn, tomatoes, and peaches. Stored in storm cellar.
ORCHARDS
Grew Elberta peaches and sold them locally or trucked them to St. Louis to Market Street. Grew Yellow Delicious apples for own consumption. Picking was all by hand; hired men from town for a few days at fifty cents per day to pick.