Getting a Dairy Farm Through Drought and the Great Depression

A northern Illinois dairy farm survives all that Mother Nature and a shattered economy could throw at it.

First tractor ride
The author on his first tractor ride at less than a year old, being held by his grandfather. At the wheel of the McCormick-Deering (the same one used to plow under an infested field of oats) is the author’s uncle Amos.
Photo courtesy Clyde Eide