We have been wheat farmers for as long as I can remember.
You should go to Washington! We are selling a lot of land there!
Can I bring my whole family?
How are we going to cross this river with all of our stuff and grandma?
Someone will be carrying me across!
My name is Macie and I am 10 years old. My family and I have always been farmers, we farm wheat in Iowa.
If I eat all of these will my dad notice?
One day my dad heard about the rich resources from a pamphlet that the Great Northern Railroad was passing out. They were selling land next to the new tracks in the new state of Washington!
Grandma likes the tractor so much she likes to work in it!
My dad thought that this land in Washington sounded like a new start for our family. He decided we should move our family there and start over. So we said goodbye, packed up everything and headed out on the Oregon Trail.
Woah, these strawberries from the far away place of Washington are awesome!
Once we arrived in Washington we found some farmland and began farming again. My dad decided to switch to strawberries since they grow so well here.
When we were in Iowa we had one of these too but it is amazing how much easier the new invention of the tractor makes life!
Another big change to farming since I was born has been the railroad. Now we bring our goods to the railroad and they can be shipped and eaten all over the country!