SEGMENT: FARMING METHODS
Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 5
- FARM EQUIPMENT
- Discusses manufacture & use of wooden rollers. Roller pulled behind team of horses to mash clods & compact ground so it would hold moisture.
- FARMING METHODS
- Use of rollers to mash clods. Discusses work "in the timber" to get trees for rollers. Discusses types of wood used (burr oak for rollers; posts made from white oak). Relates story of getting a particular tree down. Did not replace the drag. Drag was just a leveler. Purpose of roller was to & compact ground so it would hold moisture. Mentions price received for rollers.
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