There’ a little boy and his grandpa and supplies in the back of the wagon. There are milk cans. They are taking the milk into town.
Polly lived on a farm. They had work horses on the farm. The horses pulled plows. They were very tame. You could ride them but they usually were busy doing other things. Polly wasn’t afraid of the horses but she WAS afraid of the chickens. She was afraid of being pecked by them. The hens would get mad because she was taking the eggs away.
Mary Lou: When we were kids we had lots of friends and family who lived on farms. We would visit them and we would make ice cream and play games. It was a lot of fun.
This is a busy farm scene. It’s a big farm with a lot of acreage. There is a water reservoir and the man is filling cans from it.
The grandfather is called “Grandpa”. The boy’s name is Billy. Billy is riding the wagon with Grandpa. The other men are brothers. They are called Jim and Frank. The little boy is holding the reins. Grandpa is sitting right beside him and teaching Billy how to drive the wagon.
On Jan’s farm there was a big metal container to hold the corn. Her dad was getting older an would have Jan jump into the container and level the corn.
The horses are very patient. They stand till and wait until the workers are done. It’s interesting; very interesting.
There are so many options in this picture. Charles doesn’t know about these things. He didn’t live on a farm.
Jan started out in the city of Los Angeles but then her family moved to a farm in Indiana.
Mary Lou remembers playing in the hay loft. Her grandparents lived on a small farm. They would cut ice from the river. The horses would haul the ice back to the icehouse.
The family may be gathering things to go to the market or they may be bringing things from to fields to the homeplace for storage. It could be the end of the day.
Jan’s family grew corn. Then they took it off the cob. They put the corn into a silo…..and Jan would jump in and level it out. Jan’s father retired from his job in Los Angeles to live on a farm in Indiana.
Mary Lou had a friend in high school wit a bad farm experience. He was in a silo as they were putting up the corn. He fell into the corn and could not get out. But he got help and got out okay.
At harvest time farmers come from neighboring farms and join in for the harvest. The women cook a lot of food and they have a harvest feast for the workers.
Mary Lou’s great grandmother came from West Virginia to settle in Iowa. She had eight children and they all lived on farms in the area. They all pitched in and helped each other. The wives and mothers had to cook up a lot of food. But they would potluck and everyone would bring a special dish. It was fun. There was great community.