Our family has been raising animals and crops on the same land in rural Minnesota for four generations. When our family settled here in 1910, it was the typical family farm.
They milked purebred Holstein cows, raised sheep, pigs, ducks, geese, and chickens. They also grew corn, oats, wheat, and alfalfa, and maintained huge gardens for fresh eating and canning. Some of these products were used to feed the family while others were sold to local markets.