Evergreen Magazine 
Articles written in 1921 by students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse, Rockingham County, Virginia

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map



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David Turner, 13

My home farm is located on the South side of North Mountain one and one half miles southwest of Cootes Store. Some of the land is almost level, the remainder being rolling or hilly. The entire farm consists of two hundred acres, seventy five acres of this being farming land which is now under cultivation. The remaining part is grazing or woods land.

Last fall we sowed about twenty bushels of wheat. First we prepared the ground by plowing it, then we harrowed it so as to get it soft and fine. This we did about the first of October. We then sowed our wheat, which came up in a week. This wheat grew and was ready to be harvested by the last of June. We thrashed it about Sept 1 and received 400 bushels.

This spring we are going to plow about fourteen acres for corn. We will then harrow it and plant it with the planter. We usually grow about eight hundred bushels of corn. We also grow about all kinds of vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, beans, peas and onions.

We sell all the grain and vegetables which we do not consume on the farm.