Blackminster, gray skies.
|Armandine's family generally grew one animal from pig to
hog in a year. This was almost their only meat. They also
had one milk cow, which provided all their milk and butter. They
grew their own vegetables, and raised chickens which they sold for their
only cash. That cash was used primarily to pay the miller to grind
the wheat into flour.
They also made their own shoes from the few trees in the area. For comfort, the wooden "sabot" was stuffed with straw similar to that used to make the roof of the home.
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