SEGMENT: BUTCHERY, FARM WORK, & LIVESTOCK
Marie Burch>UIS Collection B's>UIS Collection B's, Segment 6
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- FARM EQUIPMENT
- Iron-wheeled tractor was first power-driven machine in 1916.
- Raised cows, hogs, and chickens, but the ground stayed too damp for sheep because they got a hoof disease.
- FARM WORK
- Day began about four a.m. She mentions only drying dishes as a chore. Father fed animals, mother cooked breakfast. Cooked large threshing meals.
- Mentions they had good wells. Once father had to sell some cows because it went dry.
- Describes the butchery of hogs with neighbors. Process includes killing, staking, scalding, scraping, cooking sausage patties and packing them in lard in crocks for storage. Made without chemicals. Canned meats in jars.