Farm Life

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

The Turkeys' Holidays

By Sam Moore

What were the holidays like for Americans recovering from the Civil War in the winter of 1865? And how were Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys raised and prepared?


What Do You Do When the Snow Runs Out?

By Tom Clyde

As the seasons changed, 1,000 feet of elevation was enough to create a dilemma for a sled operator.


Oh, Tannenbaum

By Clell G. Ballard

The cherished tradition of hunting for the “real” Christmas tree pits holiday fantasy against reality.


Oxen Fueled the Western Migration

By Sam Moore

Fixtures on American and Canadian farms, oxen were also used on wagon trains to carry freight and settlers in the 19th century.


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Iron Age Ads: J.I. Case and the Need for Speed

By the Farm Collector staff

Long known for its tractors and other farm equipment, Case was also serious about horse racing and auto racing.


Stories of a Gaar-Scott Salesman

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares several short tales from a letter from a salesman for the Gaar-Scott Co.


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.



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