Sam Moore shares a poem from an old children's book about a king and butter for his bread, and also gives a brief history of the Alderney cow, "the best butter cow in the world."
Letters sent in to Pennsylvania Farmer magazine in 1927 tell how electric washers eliminated much of the labor of washday for housewives.
An introduction to a regional cookbook called The Virginia Housewife by Mary Randolph gives insight into the duties of the mistress of a plantation before the Civil War.
Farm wives were quick to realize the benefits of new technology that alleviated some of the hard work, worry and fatigue on their husbands and work stock.
Remembering the Hutchinson, Minnesota, sale barn, which was an important part of the local economy.
A reader shares his wash day childhood memories.
A reader shares memories of working on the farm during his childhood and teenage years.
A railway conductor's account of the heroic deeds of a widow and her two children that prevented a train from certain disaster.