Farm Life

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

Early History of Fordson Tractors

By Sam Moore

Appreciating the Fordson tractor, released 101 years ago during World War I, and a few lines of poetry from early Fordson owners.

You Can’t Eat Deer Antlers

By Clell G. Ballard

Deer and elk antlers are about the only part of an animal that can’t be eaten, but it just doesn’t seem right to throw them away.

Blowin’ in the Wind: American Windmill Museum

By Leslie C. McManus

The legacy of wind power and antique windmills endure at the American Windmill Museum in Lubbock, Texas.

Frontier Life and the Good Old Days

By Sam Moore

A writer gives a glimpse of frontier life in the 1800s, which included homemade clothing, wild festivities during Christmas, and 10 cents for an almanac.


The Wheat Tractor

By Sam Moore

The Wheat tractor, manufactured by the Hession Tiller & Tractor Corporation, was advertised by its company as "the farm tractor by which all other tractors are judged."

Welsh Horses: “Ceffylau Cymraeg”

By Josephine Roberts

The Welsh Cob was bred to be the perfect all-’rounder, capable of being ridden at speed across rough ground.

A Door to the Past

By Clell G. Ballard

Doors on outbuildings on farms evolved to meet changing needs, such as the necessity to house tractors and other expensive equipment.

Butter and the King's Breakfast

By Sam Moore

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."