Thursday, January 31, 2008
HARVESTING IN MONTANA?
This image shared for our Fecht Family blog by Dr. Dan Sullivan was likely taken during his parents' time on a homestead in Montana. Farmers in that era (c. 1915) shared in the harvesting of crops. This photo appears to be a wheat crop.
Strains of wheat common in the lower midwest were not compatible with the climates of Montana and North Dakota. The first one or two years saw unusually good harvests, then failure became the general condition.