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Lunch in the One-Room Country School

We carried our lunch to the Oak Grove one-room country school in the late 1940s and all thru the 1950s. Usually had a lunch pail or lunch box. My favorite was the metal box about 6 inches by 9 inches … Continue reading

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Late August in Crawford County

Late August in Crawford County was an exciting time for the Scheckel kids growing up on the farm outside of Seneca in the 1940s and 1950s. School started around August 23, depending on when Monday fell. The grass and weeds … Continue reading

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Summer in Tomah

All is well in Tomah country as we are in the “dog days of summer”, very warm days with cool nights. We had about an inch and a half of much-needed rain the past two days. The corn and soybeans … Continue reading

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The Haying Season part 7

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The Haying Season part 7

We’re ‘putting up hay” in the late 140 and early 1950s on the Scheckel farm near Seneca in the middle of Crawford County, Wisconsin. The six long reciprocating arms brought the hay up from the ground and it tumbled off … Continue reading

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The Haying Season part 6

We’re ‘putting up hay” in the late 1940 and early 1950s on the Scheckel farm near Seneca in the middle of Crawford County, Wisconsin. Dad had a heavy wooden hay loader from the 1930’s. Many of our windrows of hay … Continue reading

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The Haying Season part 5

It’s haying season on the Scheckel farm outside Seneca in the heart of Crawford County, Wisconsin. Like all farm machinery of the 1940s and 1950s, frequent greasing was necessary.  The grease gun was a constant companion. The grease gun was … Continue reading

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