SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FOOD & MEALS, & FARM FACILITIES

Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 17

SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FOOD & MEALS, & FARM FACILITIES,

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LIVESTOCK
States farms needed at least 4 horses to do work. Kept colts to get new workhorses. Needed good brood-mares. Mentions father-in-law selling him 5 horses & breaking them his first winter as a farmer. Had team of blind mares for wagon, but not enough for gangplow. Broke 3 more horses the next year so he could run a gangplow. Describes horses reacting to being put in reins. Discusses getting good horse that would control colts. Story of putting horse named Bill to pasture & being struck by lightning. Bert cried. Story of how the horse team "Bill & Gene" could pull heavy wagons even one his brother (Bert's bad hay-fever causing him to have his brother do threshing) overloaded with wet wheat.
FOOD & MEALS
Mentions corned beef sandwiches were what they made from pickled beef he discussed earlier.
FARM FACILITIES
Bert gives more detail to previous discussion of attaching 16 inch high wire to hedges to make fence to keep hogs penned. Mentions difficulty in trimming thorny hedges, expense of keeping them trimmed, & abundance of poison-ivy.