Animals on the Farm
Because hogs and sheep were so essential to the diet and household economy of the settlement, much traditional knowledge about keeping animals held sway. As Herbert Hensley explains: ". . .we had a rule, which was a law I guess, back then, that we marked all of our hogs, we had them marked. . .and if a hog was over six months old and wasn't marked, it might have been one of my hogs, but if it wasn't marked, you had the same right to it that I did."