Segment Synopsis: January thaw. Weather changing: loss of timber?
Weather would now make horse-farming impossible. Spring
wheat no longer a good crop. Federation: a good spring
wheat. Wet harvests, chalky wheat. Hogs don't fatten
on wet wheat.
Segment Synopsis: Current wheat prices. Shipping charges. Storage charges.
Pea and lentil prices. Bean soup out of split beans.
Fanning mill to clean grain. Self-subsistence. Prune
dryers and apple orchards.
Segment Synopsis: All the ridges and towns had their own baseball teams.
One-room-school teachers used all kinds of discipline,
including buggy whips. Grown men with mustasches in the
school. Advantages of one-room-scool. Students didn't
act up much.
Segment Synopsis: Shivaree, a serenade with shotguns, tin cans, and a
hocsefiddle. Pinochle parties and literary. Kitchen
sweats with a squeezebox and fiddles. Dances in
Sam Bigham's granary. Stuart Thompson's floor breaks
through during a dance.
Segment Synopsis: Thrashing machines on American Ridge. Meyer machine,
company machine, Clem machine, May machine, Ball machine,
Thomas machine. Martin Thomas never used the whistle
on his machine til Norla's dad tied it back during
lunch. Shareholders in the company machine. Change
to bulk wheat. $4 per day for a man, a team, and a