Farm Life

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

Getting a Dairy Farm Through Drought and the Great Depression

By Clyde Eide

A northern Illinois dairy farm survives all that Mother Nature and a shattered economy could throw at it.

The Art of the Deal: Getting a Good Trade

By Delbert Trew

Tales of pursuing good trades can be humorous and entertaining.

Column Prompts Flood of Fond Memories of an Almost-Whizzer

By Mike Medora

A reader reminisces about the Whizzer motor bike that he never really had.

Wash Day

By Sam Moore

Learn about "Washing Day" and what doing laundry was like before Clorox and dryer sheets.


Old Truck Reveals Its History

By Clell G. Ballard

A dilapidated old truck had a rough life and had plenty to show for it.

Woodchuck Control: My Years as a Bounty Hunter

By Leonard Lee Rue III

Performing woodchuck control was a necessary but fun task for a young farm boy, but a lesson was learned from a manure wagon mishap.

The Way Things Were

By Sam Moore

An account of the old horse powers used before tractors or steam engines.

Quick, Go for the Doctor!

By Sam Moore

Medicine in the days of the early pioneers was an inexpensive but sometimes agonizing affair.