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 Posted: Sat Dec 16th, 2006 03:16 pm
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In the newer states (Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas) farms were typically 160 acres-- 1/4-mile square. Farming practice was to divide that into 40-acre fields. This 40 was in corn, that 40 was in oats or wheat, this 40 in hay, that one in another.  Crop rotation would call for a different crop in each field each year. The home 40 would b the buildings, pasture, garden, etc. Each 40 was, not surpisingly, a north forty, east forty... Johan is proclaiming his agricultural upbringing.

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