Charlos Cove Farm Life

g_ani004In the 1940′s and before, most families had cows, sheep, horses, oxen and chickens to provide their milk, eggs and meat.  They used the oxen to haul wood and horses for work around the farm.

In the days before refrigeration people salted their meat.  Shelves or buckets were kept in their wells to keep their milk, cream and butter cold and unspoiled.  Jello was also kept in the well.

Sunday and Wednesday were meat days, every other day of the week people ate fish.  Fish was the main food source in the village, any other type of meat was a treat.