Other eras

Raising watermelons as cash crop.

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One source of cash on my grandparent’s farm was raising watermelons, going to town, then selling them for cash. That provided a bit of money for groceries. Many years ago my dad and his siblings wrote down many of their recollections of growing up on the farm. Hopefully very soon I will republish their remembrances. […]

Other eras

More thoughts about life on a farm in 1946

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Been thinking more on what life was like on the farm after my grandfather passed away. Consider the cash expenses again – notice there are no bills for electricity, telephone, water, or sewer. Such things weren’t in place. I’ll guess seed and other critical farm supplies were purchased on credit from Yankton Production Credit. The […]