Farm Life

Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more

New Case Car Owner Short on Two Counts

By Daniel W. Lang

A reader shares a story about a relative missing what it took to get his Case car going again.


Ad Gives Nod to Gilbert and Sullivan

By Clyde Eide

A reader gives insight into the origin of the music used in an Aultman & Taylor advertisement.


Daily Driver: Divco Milk Truck

By Clell G. Ballard

Divco was the standard for decades in daily residential milk deliveries.


Goin' Courting

By Sam Moore

With springtime here, we take a look back on the art of courting.


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The Cheerful Plowman

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a short story of a buggy accident from 1925 and the lessons learned from not tending to repairs.


Shipping Cattle on Ocean Steamships

By Sam Moore

The practice of shipping cattle across the ocean was not easy and could be outright dangerous.


Harvest Photo Opens Window onto the Past

By Donald W. Hay

A reader shares a photo showing how labor-intensive harvesting was long ago.


Remembering Thrashin Day

By Robert Pripps

Threshing was hard work, to be sure – but also offered the pleasure of neighborly camaraderie.