|Martin was on one end of a saw and his twenty-two-year-old son, Rufus, was on the other end when I met them.|
"I cut down this pine because it was too near the house," Martin told me. "It's green now but mixed with a little dry wood will last a long time. We burn it in a heater in the family room. This tree was in our pasture. If it was my farm or if I could get a five year lease I would cut out the underbrush and sow it with 'lepserdeser.' Then the cows would have good grazing eight months in the year." >>more...>>
Title: Five Year Lease
Author: Foster, W. O.
Date: May, 1939
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Type: Life Narrative
- Agricultural Labor
- South, The
Notes: Originally Published in The Federal Writers' Project: These Are Our Lives, Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press, 1939, p. 3.