Farm Life

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

How HOT Was It?

By Wilfrid Vittetoe

Remembering record-breaking heat in “the good old days” before electricity came to the farm.


Mom was Grateful!

Letter submitted by Duane Greenhoe

Read this reader letter about mowing hay fields back in the old days, back when there was very little machinery on the farm.


Harvest Freezes: A Moment in Time

Column by Anthony B. Lovelace

Read about this historical snapshot of farm life at the turn of the century in America.


House Raising

Story by Clell G. Ballard

Remembering the tradition of shared labor.


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Remembering ‘The Farmer’s Air Force’

Story by Robert N. Pripps

Aerial application industry marks its centennial with anniversary of Curtiss Jenny JN-6 crop duster.


Iron Age Ads: Peerless in its Field

Article by the Farm Collector staff

Check out this vintage 1895 advertisement for the famous Peerless line of steam-powered machinery built by the Geiser Mfg. Co., Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.


The Farm is a Dangerous Place

By Duane King

Iowa man recalls horrific encounter with bluegrass stripper


Nothing New Under the Sun

Submitted by Richard Stout.

Check out this piece of Americana, a photo of a double tractor from the olden days!



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