The speaker is a 50-year-old White man with a high school education from Harrisonville, Missouri; he was recorded in 1967.
|Inf: Uh, well on this farm of ours, we only, we h-, it's just small acreage and so we have it in grass and uh, little bit of hay and uh, and might call it the cow-calf type of operation. And uh, farming's changed over, over the years as everything else does. Used to be years ago, forty acres wasn't too bad a sized farm. Fella could make a fair living on it. But uh, anymore with modern machinery and machinery increasing in size, it, you couldn't make a living on a farm without outside work and the farms have gotten bigger and the machinery's gotten bigger and uh, one man does a lot more work than he used to in a team.
FW: Mm-hmm. Uh, are there uh, quite a few people in uh, Harrisonville that uh, live in the city that have uh, acreage outside?
Inf: Uh, yes. The last few, few years there's quite a few of them moved out of the city and moved onto small acreage. Forty acres or even five and ten acres, where they just build a house and, and uh, have a truck patch or a garden
Raise a pig and some chickens.