SEGMENT: GARDEN, FARMHOUSE, & FARM FACILITIES
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- Plowed garden early, planted lettuce, radishes, onions, peas, green beans, tomatoes, strawberries. Also had blackberries and raspberries, which were less popular. Fertilized garden with manure and planted it in most fertile place close to the house. Had a small early garden and a big late garden.
- Mother cared for garden. Farmhouse had two bedrooms upstairs, one bedroom, a kitchen, a living room, and a dining room downstairs. Heated house with "German Stove" using a combination of wood and coal. House tended to be cold with only two stoves for 6 rooms and no insulation. Had an outhouse and expanded the living room. House was built before the Civil War and was a popular style.
- FARM FACILITIES
- Had a pole barn with a little hay loft, so hay was stored stacked, baled, or stored elsewhere. Tore barn down and replaced it in 1934. New barn was much bigger. New barn was 46'x34' and cost under a thousand dollars at the end of the Depression. Farm had chicken coop and a machine shed and corn crib built in 1920. Corn crib was typical in size held 5,000 bushels of ear corn.