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- So You Want To be a Farmer of a Farmer's Wife? Presented by Susan Lyon Hughes
So You Want To be a Farmer of a Farmer's Wife? Presented by Susan Lyon Hughes
Presented July 31, 2021
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Today we can have strawberries in January and oranges in July – and we have forgotten about the seasonality of life in the early and mid-19th century. This presentation will provide important background information about farm life including the technological developments, transportation improvements, animal husbandry, land management and crop evolution that made up the complexities of 19th century agriculture. The development of breeds of animals, month-by-month tasks on an average farm, and home skills associated with farming will be addressed.