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"So when you were picking corn by hand, we always had what we called a washtub on the side of this – there's always, there's a little footstand and you'd sit that on that, and if you seen an ear of corn that you really, was a good looking ear while you were picking – you'd throw that good looking ear into that tub. Then you'd unload that. And then you had a corn sheller, hand corn sheller. You'd shell that, and then you'd use that for seed. And that's what you'd call open pollinated corn."

Clyde Ehlers - What is open pollinated corn?

   

Other Excerpts from Clyde Ehlers' Interview:

What is open pollinated corn?
How crops were rotated in the 1920s
What is a "bang board"?
Threshing day
Raising chickens
Harnessing a horse to a plow
Working on the farm