Steve Burwash – Brooder house (ca. 1946 – 2014)

Steve Burwash — Pig Slaughter ca. 1945
Steve Burwash — Pig Slaughter ca. 1945

This is the Kjelstad farm back around 1946 and Steve Burwash (today 93 years old) in the middle of a pig slaughter. (Yes, you have to get your bacon somewhere.)

Behind him in the brooder house where they raised the small chicks. The second photo is the brooder house today — almost 70 years later.

Other things to note: Frank, the beloved horse, in gear for working on the farm. Also, the pipes to Steve’s left were probably used for drainage. Steve said they used pipe to help with valley flooding. You’ll find old drainage pipes like these around many of the Ohop Valley farms.

Photo courtesy of the Burwash family and Diane Mettler.

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Brooder House - 2014
Brooder House – 2014

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