Heart of the Home

| March 2008


Farm life was simple, happy time for her

When I look back to the time when I was growing up, I have very happy memories, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

I grew up on a farm. As I look back, we may have been considered poor, but I never realized it. We had cows for milk, and chickens for eggs.

We always had a big garden. My mother canned a lot and put the jars down in the cave. We raised potatoes and ate them twice a day. We also had pigs and steers, which we butchered for meat.

Until I got into high school, my mother would let me pick out the chicken feed sacks I thought she should buy. The chicken feed came in cotton sacks, and my mother would sew my clothes from them.

I had some chores to do. I would go get the cows up from the pasture when it was milking time, and I helped milk and run the separator.

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