Farm Life

Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more
If you're looking to fill out your bookshelf, check out these books for collectors of vintage equipment.

blacksmith at work
Lost Farm Occupations
Several farm-related occupations, such as rope splicer and bovine midwife, have disappeared in the past few decades.
Farm lane
Rural Road Was a Contrary Course
A rural road might have benefited from modern engineering, but it still provided plenty of fond memories.
Salvage Committee
When Plowshares Built Swords: Scrap Drives During World War II
Scrap drives during the early 1940s emptied barns and fields across the country, for better or for worse.

Explore more articles that document everything from lessons learned from the past to life on the farm:
Farm Life: Life on the Land


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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.
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Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show


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