SEGMENT: FOOD & MEALS, FARMING METHODS, & FARM ORGANIZATIONS
Bert Aikman>UIS Collection A's>UIS Collection, Segment 9
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- FARM WORK
- Butchered his own animals at first, but decided it was more trouble to butcher & cure meat than it was worth.
- FOOD & MEALS
- Bert & wife never did eat a lot of meat. Describes garden. Radishes gave Bert gas. Bert's wife did a lot of canning. Quit canning when they became aware of risk of botulism.
- FARMING METHODS
- Rye; Oats; Hay; Clover; Crop Rotation; Fertilizer; Manure
- FARM ORGANIZATIONS
- Discusses advantages of being Co-Op member. Bert was on Co-Op board. Discusses decisions made by board members, particularly whether or not to store grain at elevator. Enumerates location of elevators owned by various people. Story of George Folks taking back oil not used to battle cinch bug & getting the Co-Op all their money back. Recalls starting the Co-Op.