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Daily farm life during the depression years
May 30, 2018
Growing up Country:memories of an Iowa Farm Girl by Carol Bodensteiner
What I like about this book are the stories each chpater holds. Everything about daily life on the farm and how to do things, with your hands back then.
How to grow, harvest and preserve garden food along with food from hunting and fishing. So many different methods that are lost to us today using appliances and electricity.
Reminds me so much of our family farm next door where the cows where and watching the machinery as the milk was pasturized-never knew there were that many thngs in place to be sure it was free from bacteria.
Husband also grew up and would visit his grandparents house in Ohio where they raised show pigs and hogs and had a manager for the farm. Still asking him questions as they arise while reading the book to hear how different things were from RI to OH.
Reader discussion guide also included Some pictures throughout the book.