By Kevin Williams
I have written before about the wonderful Chrisholm Farmstead, a former Amish home in a former Amish community, outside of Trenton, Ohio. A young researcher is footnoting a number of farm tools and household items listed in the Christian Augspurger estate sale which was in the mid-1800s and many of the farm implements list may be rather unfamiliar in today's agricultural arena.
Some of these terms may be lost in translation, typos, or simply obsolete, so it's tough to tell if these are 100 percent accurate. If any terms are familiar to you, feel free to respond about them.I will forward any comments to the young researcher. Here are the "mystery terms":
- Briar (or brier) hook
- Spronding hoe
- Large crain riddle
- Scalding drove
- Collards & grecheons
- Yeast stand
In the south collards are edible greens, like turnip greens or spinach. Maybe it means something else there??
Gemplers has a Bully Tools bean hook which they say is also called a briar hook. It is to remove weeds
Thanks for that, Mari!
For some reason I am getting your newsletter two days after you post them. For instance I got Friday's on Sunday.