Upper Big Tracadie Farming

The family farm was used for personal use only with nothing sold at market.  The farm had several cows for milk and butter, a work horse, pigs raised for meat, and chickens for eggs and meat.  The field provided potatoes, onions, peas, beans, carrots, and turnips, stored in underground cellars for use over the winter.  Apples were also harvested and stored.  The most common meal, even at a time of great scarcity, was fish and potatoes.  Saturday nights meant baked beans and corn cake at most homes in Upper Big Tracadie in the 1930’s and ‘40s.  “They were die-licious!,” according to Mrs. Pat Skinner.