Food Independence on a 1930s Farm

A young man and his family relished the seasonal bounty of their garden and orchard, especially the green chili chow-chow they made each fall.



Braided Onions
We braided onions and hung them to dry in the cellar. 
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Fried Eggs And Frog Legs
Fried eggs and frog legs was a special breakfast.
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Dried Beans
Dad bought a 50-pound bag of red beans for the winter.
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Green Chili Chow Chow
Green chili chow-chow was our family’s favorite relish. 
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Pig For Slaughter
We slaughtered three pigs each fall just as the first snow fell. 
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