Saturday, April 1, 2017

Livestock and Feather Pillows

A farm is incomplete with out livestock.

Our farm had a diversity of animals.

The purpose of owning livestock was much different  fifty years ago than it is today.

Livestock  back then was raised mostly for home consumption.

Other than  the horses, mules,and oxen, who were our source for doing farm work.

Pigs, chickens, and  the ducks, were high on the consumption list, nothing ever went to waste on the farm.

Some families sold derived products from them, such as eggs, cream, and  cured meats.

In town to cash in for  things they needed, that they didn't grow on the farm .

Dad tried to minimize buying things at town, by growing everything he could and using what ever we had on the farm.

The feathers from the ducks and chickens made the best pillows and feather beds you  ever slept on.

I slept many a night on one of those.

And still have one of the pillows from childhood today, I wouldn't trade it for the best pillow on the market .

Until next time,  God Bless.

Coleman Schell

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