Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
The dried leaves seen here may look like forgotten leftovers from the growing season, but they actually serve an important purpose on the farm. Young green blades are taken off of the corn stalk and tied into bundles. The bundles are hung back on the corn stalk to dry, and upon completion, are stored in the barn. Children on the farm take two bundles per day from the barn and feed it to the farm mule. Without the fodder bundle and other farm staples, like corn, the farm mule would have a meager diet. Early 20th Century. more...