oral history http://hppr.org en Back When Horse Power Meant Barney and Joe http://hppr.org/post/back-when-horse-power-meant-barney-and-joe <p></p><p> Velma Wancura's dad wanted to be a farmer, so he traded a house in McCracken, Kansas for a quarter of land south of Beeler.&nbsp; He was a good farmer, and it took the whole family to make it successful.&nbsp; The kids helped&nbsp; milk eight to twelve cows twice a day, separated the milk, and sold the cream.&nbsp; Velma also remembered the horses.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; She recalled two by name, Joe and Barney.&nbsp; When Velma was six or seven, she started driving the team.&nbsp; Looking back, she said, "The horse looks so tall and big, I don't know how I did it."&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 13700 at http://hppr.org Back When Horse Power Meant Barney and Joe