SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK, FARM BUSINESS, & CHILDHOOD WORK
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- FARM BUSINESS
- Describes late 1800s farms as not being able to market all their produce and livestock because much was used for feed for work animals.
- Most farmers then raised hogs and used much of their corn crop for feed; The marketed most of the hogs but butchered some for family use in the winter. Most farmers kept kinds of poultry fenced or loose; those to be sold were fed more. Compares that to today, when many farmers keep no livestock or poultry.
- CHILDHOOD WORK
- Describes chores from the age of twelve. Milked cows and plowed some acres for oats for three days during a snowstorm.