- Farm Family Picking Tomatoes, 1945
- Cutting Oats
- Harvesting Crop
- Harvesting Oats
- Frontier Social Gatherings
- Interior of Settler Cabins
- Diseases on the Frontier
- Farming on the Frontier
- Soil Makes It Possible
- Farm Women
- Responsible Farming
- Threshing Day
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As well as tending to his livestock, a good farmer tended to land—keeping it fertile.
You had quite a bit of manure to haul out on the land. You had to rotate your crops; if you kept corn all the same, finally your corn wouldn’t do so good anymore. Your ground got more stubborn—ya know. And if you changed over to small grains like oats and then rotate to hay land, like clover, that make your ground in better condition to raise corn again.
Last of May, first of June was haying time. They hay was mowed, raked, loaded on rack and taken to the barn for storage.
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