Without a doubt, farming was the primary occupation on the island; although as Miss Kathering Harriman used to say, " They fished and farmed - did both and neither", but a good many hours were spent with boots on the stove fender.  Haying took up part of the summer to supply the winter's food for their livestock, mostly cows and oxen.  Sheep were raised in very early times as the women spun their own wool and wove it into cloth.  During the 1920's and 30's, market gardening was a source of income.  Among others, Fred Greenleaf, H. A. Swanton, Richard Fowle, Jonas S. Knight and Ross Beaton carried fruit and vegetables "to the islands" for the summer trade.