Context: Farming in the Late 1800's and Early 1900's

Image shows an unidentified man harvesting hay, ca. 1890

In the late 1880's and early 1900's, a typical farm would be an average of 100 acres. Farms were very different because back then, farmers used horses for everything; now we use tractors for the farm work.

Farmers raised cows, pigs, chickens, and horses. They grew turnips, potatoes, carrots, grain, wheat, and corn. The buildings on a farm included a barn where horses were stored at one end and cows at the other. The milk shed was where they would separate the cream from the milk. The wagonshed was where farmers would store wagons, and the hen house was where the hens would live.

Man Harvesting Hay
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