Today’s throwback Thursday photograph shows a group of young children hard at work on their family’s Steuben County farm. From a very young age, children were asked to contribute to the daily chores on the farm. Some of these tasks were essential to keeping the farm productive and in operation. They included milking the cows, checking the chicken coop for eggs, and even mucking out the barn stalls. However, many of these children also enjoyed a great amount of responsibility and freedom in their lives on the farm.
Learn more about family life on the farm in Harvest, WSKG’s new documentary exploring the history of agriculture in our region, December 8 at 8PM on WSKG TV.
Photograph courtesy of the Steuben County Historical Association.