Early Farm Life (Early Settler Life)

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9780865050266: Early Farm Life (Early Settler Life)

Bobbie Kalman's Early Settler Life Series is an institution. This popular collection of books is used in schools and public libraries across the country. The hardships and the joys of the people who built this land are portrayed on every page of The Early Settler Life Series. Their experiences can enrich students' lives. By knowing who built this country, students can come to know and understand themselves and their heritage.

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Describes the daily lives of early settlers, explains how they cleared land, built homes, plowed fields, and planted and harvested crops, and looks at the hardships and pleasures of farm life.

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Taken from Chapter 16: The beautiful orchard Farmers were very proud of their orchards. After many years of hard work and patience the sight of the beautiful trees full of fruit was a wonderful reward. The tastes of the apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and quinces were even better!The young fruit tress had to be tended carefully. They were pruned or trimmed so that the branches grew evenly and the tree was wide rather than tall. The fruit from the trees that grew wild in the new country was small and bitter. If settlers did not bring saplings with them, they improved the wild fruit by experimenting in their orchards. This experiment was called grafting. Grafting means taking a branch or cion from one fruit tree and attaching it to the limb of a different tree. Some farmers were so skillful that they could draft plum branches onto a peach tree!

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