Farm Life

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

Tractors Can Get Stuck, Too

Story by Clell G. Ballard

The worst-case scenario creates a cascade of woes.


Iron Age Ads: Marketing Barbed Wire

Article by Delbert Trew

Companies cashed in on the fencing crazy in the late 1860s, appealing to landowners across the United States.


Buffalo Pitts Co. Ad Remembers the Old West

Article by the Farm Collector staff

A classic scene comes to life in this 1905 print showcasing farm machinery.


Goat Heads, Grass Burrs and Inner Tubes

Story by Delbert Trew

Delbert talks about the scourge of his childhood that led to playtime ingenuity.


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Lugged Wheels: On the Road to Trouble

Story by Clell G. Ballard

Lugged wheels were great in the field but spurred conflict when tractors traveled on paved roads.


Threshing, Then and Now

Column by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shows us how different threshing was a century ago in a letter sent to The American Thresherman.


Summertime Joys of the Horse Tank

Article by Delbert Trew

Read how this writer spent many summer hours of his youth in Texas.


Iron Age Ads: The New Empire

Article by the Farm Collector staff

This ad, from an undated Empire sales catalog, advertised J.F. Seiberling and Co. equipment.



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