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  • Sign at the Boyhood Home - Norman Borlaug Boyhood Farm
    Other Family Activities and Chores Hunting Every fall Nels Henry and Norm would go squirrel and rabbit hunting together Hesser p 8 Berry Gathering Norm Palma and Charlotte would gather wild blackberries raspberries and cherries for their mother Hesser p 9 Canning In the fall Clara would can corn beets peas carrots black currents gooseberries rhubarb and even chicken Hesser p 9 Eggs and Bartering I usually fed the hens and gathered the eggs but it was understood that Mother was the real owner Each week she took her eggs to the general store in Saude She never got paid in cash The storekeeper her cousin Greg Vaala made out a Due Bill identifying how much credit she d earned against future purchases It was almost nothing because all the other women were bartering eggs too Yet it was almost everything Over time those eggs got us the necessities we couldn t produce ourselves sugar flour salt oatmeal coffee beans thread yarn and very rarely a little cloth These luxuries were the highlights of our lives Vietmeyer p 63 Discover additional facts about the 1920s on The People History Site Humble Living 20s 30s Home Technology View Content Tap to Open or Close Grow It Harvest It Process It Cook It Everyone s work went according to the seasons In the spring crops were planted and in the fall they were harvested Gardening and canning were done in the summer and quilting sewing and mending in the winter Some work such as milking preparing meals and taking care of children had to be done in every season As new machines that made farming easier were invented families were able to produce larger quantities of crops and could sell most of what they harvested to others from Iowa Pathways learn more

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  • Kind and Humble Man
    He Was a Kind Humble Man View Video Tap to Open or Close Insights from Dr Borlaug s Friends Family on Vimeo Copyright 2012 Norman Borlaug Heritage Foundation Back to

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