SEGMENT: FARM EQUIPMENT

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SEGMENT: FARM EQUIPMENT,

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FARM EQUIPMENT
Fieldwork was done with a horse-drawn walking plow. Boys worked it at age nine. One acre per day. Watch out for snakes and bees. Changed to sulky plow, which you could ride. Drawn by three horses. Used a disc and a harrow to break clods. Got a F-12 International tractor. Used lime but not potash; used a manure-spreader or forked it out in field. Had a one-row walking cultivator for young corn. Used disc cultivator on bigger corn. In old days believed you had to hold corn up with pile of dirt. Shucked corn by hand or did not shuck it, just ground it up to feed cows. Usually did not shock the corn.