Letters to the Editor

I really enjoy Farm Collector. It is the only
periodical that I read cover to cover, even the ads. I’m not a
farmer, neither have I lived on a farm, but I really enjoy reading
about those who do. When I first began reading Farm
, it seemed I was treading on someone else’s land …
until I received the August 2006 issue and read about Alan King of
Delaware, Ohio, who made his living producing books for farm
equipment collectors.

Alan didn’t grow up on a farm but he helped on his uncle and
grandfather’s farm. That’s my story also: I worked on my uncle’s
farm as a teenager and also on other area farms. It made an
impression on me that I will never forget as long as I live. It’s
an experience every kid should have. Well, I felt more at home
after reading Alan’s story.

After retirement I needed something to do, so I built a model of
a farm, using scrap wood. It includes a farm house, barn, chicken
coop, corn crib, silo and windmill, complete with small ears of
corn I whittled out of wood. Just seeing the small wooden farm
helps me remember fond memories of hard work, fresh air,
satisfaction over a job well done and those great dinners the farm
wives would make.

Walter C. Butler
Mt. Vernon, Ohio

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