Living on a Farm During the Great Depression and More

| 8/1/2012 10:49:44 AM

Elder HomesteadThese stories are from our Facebook fans and submitted as part of our Wisdom From Our Elders collection of self-sufficient tales from yesteryear.  

Both my parents grew up on self-sufficient farms. Both born in 1919, they grew up during the Great Depression and stayed in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days. They have both passed away, but I've heard so many many stories of those years. My dad planted two orchards during my lifetime with all kinds of fruit trees and had huge vegetable gardens. He also loved roses and what we called Iris. When he died, his three acres where their home was had so many beautiful flowers.  

Ella Foster Renfro  

 My mother-in-law and her hubby went on a cowboy trip complete with a mule-pulled wagon. It took a week to go 30 miles!  

Renee Covalt  

My mom was raised on a farm. They seldom ate meat, but they did eat plenty of vegetables, milk, cornbread and homemade butter. She never really cared for meat, just hamburgers. 

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