Tue, 4 July 2023
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
Today is a great day for Americans, farmers, and non-farmers alike. As we celebrate the anniversary of American Independence we should think about the men and women who lived through this time. With this in mind, let's look at how it impacted farmers in the colonies during the 18th Century.
Here are a few of the things that farmers went through during the Revolutionary War:
I wanted to mention something that I read in Stephen Ambrose's book "Citizen Soldiers" about farm kids in World War II. He said that the commanders loved the soldiers that grew up on farms because they had been hunting for their whole lives, knew how to handle a rifle, and could shoot straight.
I wanted to pay tribute to four of my ancestors that fought in the Revolutionary War in this episode as well: