Charlie Olsen's Farm

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Charlie Olsen's Farm
Description drown, and I ran behind the house to hide. I had heard my dad and the men talk about quick-sand around the springs that fed the pond, and I was sure it would suck them all down to the bottom. But the boys got out of the buggy and led the horse to dry ground. Of course, they were all wet in their good clothes, and had nothing to change into, but they were all right, and everyone thought it was quite amusing. Sometimes Sunday School classes came, and sometimes two or three families. Many times I saw my mother take big batches of bread from the oven while a group was swimming, and after they were dressed, she would cut or break up several loaves, spread it with butter and jam and pass it around to the hungry people. My parents were well-liked, and always enjoyed the young kids as well as the older people. The farm was also a place where many birds came to nest. There were always hundreds of sparrows, and they would eat the grain and the fruit • They built their nests wherever it was to their liking, in trees, sheds, or in the "barn. We would hunt for the eggs until we sometimes had as many as two hundred. We would then put then in a box layered with oats, so they would not "break, then use them to make mud pies. Sometimes we played a game with them. One person would be blindfolded and another would line up a row of eggs. We would then take turns throwing rocks at them to see who could break the raost eggs. It didn't seem a bad thing to do, as there were still many eggs to hatch into sparrows and become bothersome pests. As fall grew near and it would soon be time to move back to town, everyone worked very hard on the farm. All the grain had to be cut and stacked after the hay was cut and in the barn. Dad had enough crops to keep the thrasher-about a dozen men-busy for at least three days. We had to feed all the hired help. Sometimes there would be as many as twenty people to feed. I had to help mother cook the large meals. We would spread a long table, out, seating sixteen or eighteen at a time. 43
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325886
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