JOE + JEANETTE SAUER (PART TWO)
Recorded December 28, 2017 Archived December 28, 2017 01:10:30 minutes
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DescriptionA dry year scares you to death; a wet year starves you to death. The short answer is, there is no typical year in farming. It’s a year of hard work and hope. Joe explains the economics of making ends meet on a small family farm.
He learned almost all of what he knows from his dad and reading books. We go way back, as Joe remembers the Indians signing a treaty with the US government, Jeanette’s market testing of the first set of pantyhose, all the way up to Christmas morning, 1972, when a train wreck spilled oil into the fields and streams on their property.
Joe also talks about his time on the Agricultural Soil Conservation committee with John Gill and john Synder.
Sue Sachar (nee Sauer)
Stories of Saugerties