Sold hay to the mines for their mules. Gives hay prices he recalls.
FARMING DURING GREAT DEPRESSION
Income on farm way down with prices of corn (1 to 10 cents/bushel). Hired man sold 3200 bushels for $32.00. His expenses were .05/day for mittens. Had coal and wood fuel, own food. Only had to buy coffee, sugar, & flour. Bought "gate" cattle at .03/lb and sold them for .05/lb. City people had harder time because had to buy food. St. John's hospital had a bread line. He had bought land for a duck club but couldn't raise money on it.
He had cisterns and wells. Maybe city water coming up road (1974). One year hauled water for cattle when well dried up.