Farm Life

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

The Day the Well Exploded: The Aftermath of a Gas Tank Leak

By Richard Stout

An Iowa farmer recalls the devastation on his family's property caused by a leaking gas tank.


Dairy Farm Lessons

By Raymond Glassman

A boy from the Bronx recalls a summer working on a dairy farm and what he learned.


Farmers and Predicting the Weather

By Sam Moore

Before meteorologists and the Internet, farmers had to rely on other means to predict the weather.


Building a Hot Rod Tractor

By Terry Kroske

Restorer breaks the rules and ends up with a crowd-pleasing hot rod tractor.


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Meadow Green Oliver 880s

By the Farm Collector staff

Reader has not one, but two Oliver 880 tractors.


Restoring a Fuller & Johnson Horse-Drawn Corn Planter

By Lyle Opperman

The Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club in Wisconsin had plenty of fun bringing this horse-drawn corn planter back to its former glory.


Recipes of Pioneer Homemakers

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore introduces us to pioneer homemaker recipes originally featured in a 1941 issue of "The Prairie Farmer."


Illinois Man's Collection Captures the Essence of Farm Heritage

By Leslie C. McManus

Ronn Dillavou's collection of "junk" is anything but. The items covering the walls and filling the shelves and cabinets of his corncrib tell stories of our farming heritage.