SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS, RECOLLECTIONS, & TOWNS
Margaret Honey>UIS Collection H-I>UIS Collection H-I, Segment 15
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- FARMING METHODS
- Grew corn and wheat. Fed cows silage. Kids play in silo, dangerous. Tells story of the night the barns burned down. Mr. Honey was preaching out of town. A passerby helped her & neighbors brought wet sacks to quench fire in round barn. No livestock lost, but much horse equipment.
- HIRED HELP
- Hired man ate in, but lived a mile away.
- WOMEN'S WORK
- She tended garden, cooked.
- Went to town for food. Story about lots of town buildings burning down. Sold apples on tree and took some to Olney.
- Mr. Honey in militia & went to Carterville during mine troubles. Not active in WWI. She had no phone and no news to hear about war.
- Adds story about daughter drinking gasoline, saved by milk and castor oil. They fed milk mixed with gasoline to sheep to get rid of worms. Children born at home. She relates birth of first daughter with bad doctor & how mother-in-law made her stay in bed for nine days.