Farm Life

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

Steam Plowing on the Western Prairies

By Sam Moore

Around the turn of the century, steam traction engines were an impressive and more common sight across the West.


Tracking Essentials with Ledger Books

By Delbert Trew

Taking a glimpse into the past through a Panhandle farmer’s ledger book.


Treasures Preserve Family Heritage

By Leslie C. McManus

A 1919 Twin City tractor and 1928 Chevy truck are proud survivors for JD Schmidt.


Encounter with a Tramp

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a story about "tramps" or what we might call hobos or bums.


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Radio Surprise

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares an account of one's first encounter with radio from 90 years ago.


Putting Up Hay

By Clell G. Ballard

Farm terminology kept pace with changes in farm practices.


No Sparing of the Razor Strop

By Delbert Trew

The razor strop helped deter orneryness and disobedience at the Trew house.


A John Deere Model H Tractor’s Role in World War II

By Kevin Titus

A John Deere Model H served as both a farm tractor and personal transportation for an aircraft spotter during war.