ABSTRACT: Sally Zimdahl talks about growing up on the Hartman/Zimdahl farm at 12885 N. 115th St. in Longmont, where she was born in 1920, and where she has lived since retirement. She describes beet and barley farming, being self-sufficient during The Depression, the Chapman school, and her husband Dr. Robert Zimdahl’s veterinary practice.
People: Dr. Robert Zimdahl (veterinarian), brothers John, Jim and David Hartman
Places: Hartman/Zimdahl farm at 12885 115th Street in Longmont, Coors barley warehouse on North 115th Street in Longmont
Toipcs: inheritance of Hartman properties, riding horse to high school in Longmont, raising livestock for 4-H, Saturday night shopping in Longmont, Mexican laborers in beet fields, raising barley for Coors, requirements for acceptable crop, Chapman School on North 115th Street (description of interior, teacherage, baseball teams, Christmas pageant, father was president of school board, riding pony to school), improvements to Hartman farmhouse, self-sufficiency on farm during Depression, County option to buy Zimdahl farm, farming with draft horses. Includes video footage of farmhouse and barn.