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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

Growing up on a potato and dairy farm

A story by Paula Woodworth from 1950s-1960s

Paula tells about her experiences on a potato and dairy farm

Growing up on a dairy and potato farm in Aroostook county was hard work. Every day, every season was busy planting potatoes, harvesting them, haying, and tending to the cows and chickens. Even though we worked from sunup to sundown most days, we remember the fun and earning a little money. It was just life on a farm.