Vermont Folklife Center - Digital Archive

Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth describes haying the the challenges of haying depending on weather. Frustrations of his garden, potatoes in particular. Discusses brush and trees growing in, clearing land. 'They say the bugs and the trees…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth discusses economics, property and taxation. Compares taxation in the 1920s to taxation in the 1970s. Describes what farmers used to do to pay taxes. Kenneth and Richard discuss real estate development in…


Sound Recording Content Amibient (0:00-9:14): Chain saw, tree or branch falling (2:18-2:26). Interview (9:15-24:09): Logging, hurricane of 1938. Economics of logging. Rising costs. Firewood. Maple sugaring and economics of sugaring. Tells story about…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth discusses livestock and challenges of raisng livestock. Discusses problems with animals after birth, differences between individual animals. Dog attacks on livestock and deer. Gardens. Flowers. Presence of…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth dicusses hard times, state jobs and economic problems. Discusses the impact of the Great Depression on his generation. Frugality. Describes how he helped people during the Great Depression and how his farm…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth discusses cars he's owned, neighbors who trapped a large mud turtle, turtle fishing in Italy, and the South Family and North Family Shaker communtites. His father worked for the the North Family Shakers as…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Helen discusses a late night telephone call they recieved and her suspicions as to who made it--a local man who is in the hospital in Boston. Richard explains his fear of late night phone calls. Kenneth discusses…


Sound Recording Content Interview: Helen discusses the division of labor on the farm. Talks about her feelings about animal slaughter, taxes and land and hers and Kenneth's different degrees of attachment to the farm. Kenneth discribes his…


Sound Recording ContentInterview: Discusses pickup trucks, cars, automotive repairs, number of gasoline stations in Chelsea in the past. Taxes. Houses and the condition of houses and barns. Chimney fires. Reusing old bricks to build chimmeys. Family…


Sound Recording ContentInterview: Kenneth describes relationships between neighbors regarding right of way, property, water and electricity. Maple syrup, sugar on snow. Tapping beech and birch trees as a source of utility water. Discusses tapping…


Sound Recording Conten Interview: Helen O'Donnell describes her courtship and marraige to Kenneth. She discusses Kenneth, his habits and their relationship.


Sound Recording ContentInterview: Kenneth discusses farm life, vandalism and the content of his dreams.


Sound Recording ContentInterview: Kenneth discusses cultural change, gasoline and oil prices, cars and electrification. Kenneth expresses that the change he most appreciates is electricity, and tells a story about electrification in the neighborhood.


Sound Recording ContentInterview: Kenneth and Helen discuss cooking, his health, mechanical problems with tractors, automobiles, winter weather, death, Christmas, Vermont ski industry, traverse sleds, skiing, snow plowing. Proverb: 'Green Christmas,…


Sound Recording ContentAmbient: Kenneth in barn showing calf. Interview: Sightings of panthers (aka cougar or catamount), lynx, coydogs, weasles, shotguns, deer hunting, posting, weather, Thanksgiving, game consumption--racoon, skunk.


Sound Recording Content Interview: Raising livestock, livestock disease and illness, economics of rasing pigs, livestock processing


Sound Recording Content Interview: land use and ownership, right of way, placing electric and telephone lines across property, taxes, farm loans


Sound Recording Content Interview: Kenneth discusses using cornmeal to plug holes in a sap tank, and discovering someone used cornmeal to plug a hole in a Model T Ford radiator he used to own. Discusses food traditions. Discusses winter weather,…


Sound Recording Content Interview: dog attacks on cattle, calf. Rifles and shotguns. Coydogs. Panther, catamount. Fishercats.