Winter Activity on a Grain Farm vs. a Diversified Farm
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- CHANGES IN FARMING METHODS
- Modern grain farmers have more leisure time; during freezing times fields are frozen so work can be done in fields. Farms were more diversified (e.g., used to have hogs, dairy cattle, hens) to care for in winter & these activities would keep him busy. Used to have own garden and fruit trees. Few diversified farmers in DeKalb County now.