Heat and Drought Put Tumblebugs to Work

Tumblebugs and silage cutters proved useful devices on southwest Iowa farms thanks to the heat and drought in the summer of 1936

Wagons loaded for the chopper are lined up in front of the barn in this scene from the early 1900s; the location is not known. Note the silo still under construction, the steam engine at far left and the one-leg windmill.
Wagons loaded for the chopper are lined up in front of the barn in this scene from the early 1900s; the location is not known. Note the silo still under construction, the steam engine at far left and the one-leg windmill.