Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Chris Judd

New crops in the Pontiac

When we think of a typical farmer in the Pontiac, thoughts go back to Gordon bringing in the cows from pasture about daybreak to milk them, Bob out plowing with the ‘77 Oliver and a two furrow drag plow and Russell cutting corn with the Cockshutt 40 and a one row corn harvester.
Our Pontiac farmers used to have dairy cows, beef cows, hogs, chickens to lay eggs, oats, wheat, barley, and sometimes soup peas — which were tagged a sorry crop because if you had a bad crop you were sorry that you planted them at all. But if you had a good year for peas, it was a bumper crop that could pay off all your farm loans and you were sorry that you didn’t plant the whole farm in peas.

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