SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FARM EQUIPMENT, & HEALTH

Walter Culver>UIS Collection C-G>UIS Collection C-G, Segment 8

SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FARM EQUIPMENT, & HEALTH,

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LIVESTOCK
Butchered 8-10 hogs with neighbors. Describes butchering process. Took multiple days. Had a big dinner with tenderloin cooked in lard and cracklings after butchering. Describes making cracklings. Women would prepare dinner while men were butchering, 10-15 men helped butcher. Also made sausage by grinding lean meat and seasoning it with salt. Also cut hams and shoulders and smoked them. Describes the smoking process and the smokehouse. Would go to other neighbors' houses to help them butcher also.
FARM EQUIPMENT
8-9 farms would help each other with the thresher. Describes the workers' jobs during threshing. The band cutter was dangerous.
HEALTH
Thinks the corn picker was most dangerous, but most accidents were with the elevator getting jackets caught in the chains. Never witnessed any accidents but thinks a tractor could take off an arm and heard about a man whose hand was taken off by a corn picker while pulling out shucks. Man is still farming.
FARM EQUIPMENT
Corn pickers have been used since Mr. Culver lived at home. Early pickers took the whole ear off and corn was shelled at the elevator, but new pickers shell the corn.