• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

hog butchering in the 1920's and other homestead photos

 
Judith Browning
Pie
Posts: 5541
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
260
bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm sorting old photographs...this picture was taken in the 1920's and the glass negative somehow survived...I had it developed in the 1970's.

Hog butchering on my grandpa's farm.....I think they had at least one hired hand all of the time and I know my grandma did everything right along side of him....still eight hogs is a lot to deal with at one time
Image.jpg
[Thumbnail for Image.jpg]
 
Ann Torrence
steward
Pie
Posts: 1188
Location: Torrey, UT; 6,840'/2085m; 7.5" precip; 125 frost-free days
110
bee books chicken duck goat trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Whoa, how many were they feeding in a year?
 
Judith Browning
Pie
Posts: 5541
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
260
bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Ann Torrence wrote:Whoa, how many were they feeding in a year?


I really don't know for sure....the hired hand lived there and had a large family and grandma had a lot of money making ventures....she had many hives and sold honey locally and incubated eggs for the area....she had the incubator set up in the front room of the farm house....so I suspect some of the pork might have been for sale....there is no one left to ask and I wasn't old enough to be aware of what was happening on the farm until the mid fifties or so when grandma and grandpa moved to town and my parents and us kids moved to the farm. We had a few pigs but mostly milk cows and some row crops and a big garden.
It was 300 acres in Illinois, but farther south and west of the primo soil (or what once was) in the middle of the state.
Here's a few more pictures....the last is recent, of the new owner with his team and grandpa's timber framed barn in the back ground.....way more than 100 years old now.
The Steam engine also ran a saw mill....haven't found the pictures though.
Image (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2).jpg]
farm in Pike county Illinois
Image (3).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (3).jpg]
winter wood
Image (3) (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (3) (2).jpg]
steam powered thresher
Image (2) (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2) (2).jpg]
steam powered something else....
Image.jpg
[Thumbnail for Image.jpg]
timber framed barn in the background.
 
Ann Torrence
steward
Pie
Posts: 1188
Location: Torrey, UT; 6,840'/2085m; 7.5" precip; 125 frost-free days
110
bee books chicken duck goat trees
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's so cool that you even have the photos.
 
Julia Franke
Posts: 66
Location: Berks County, PA
6
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This was wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

It's funny, because as I'm learning these "new" permaculture techniques, I share them with my dad. His reply is usually, "yeah, that's what my grandfather did".
 
Judith Browning
Pie
Posts: 5541
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
260
bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, you probably shouldn't encourage me
Here are some more....scanning pictures to flash drive is my hot afternoon summer project...I promise not to post a thread on my grandchildren

I've quoted anything that was on the back of the photos.....
Image (2) (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2) (2).jpg]
Image (2) (3).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2) (3).jpg]
"50 sacks of wheat on 3" "Old Hickory" hauled 7 miles to market. Nov 3-1902
Image (2) (4).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2) (4).jpg]
"upright view of derrick-and reversing machinery"
Image (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (2).jpg]
working on the road
Image (3) (2).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (3) (2).jpg]
 
Judith Browning
Pie
Posts: 5541
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
260
bike chicken fungi trees urban woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
and a few more.......
Image (3).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (3).jpg]
Image (4).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (4).jpg]
Image (5).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (5).jpg]
Image (7).jpg
[Thumbnail for Image (7).jpg]
Image.jpg
[Thumbnail for Image.jpg]
 
john giroux
Posts: 145
Location: Cumming, GA
5
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I love those old photos! Thanks. There is a steam tractor show here every fall. They are amazing to see working and how many things they can do with belts.
 
Vera Stewart
Posts: 216
Location: 7b at 1050 feet, precipitation average 13 inches, irrigated, Okanagan Valley
19
bike books dog food preservation greening the desert
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Interesting photos - and a reminder to me that I still have to sort through a bunch of loose photographs from my grandparents - I know there's supposed to be a few farm photos in there, so perhaps I'll be able to share a few, too.

Something to work on in the afternoons when it's too hot for manual labour.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic