MY HOME FARM
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.