Farm Life

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

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.


Horses to Tractors: Remembering the Final Days of Horse Farming

By Larry Scheckel

Larry Scheckel reminisces about his family's adaptation to mechanical farm equipment, and their final days of traditional horse farming.


Threshing Watermelons for Seed

By the Farm Collector staff

An article from a 1926 issue of "The American Thresherman" details a process of threshing watermelons for seed that has long since passed.


Traditional Farming: It's All a Matter of Perspective

By the Farm Collector staff

Reader Larry Whitesell is reminded why not everyone is interested in traditional farming.


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Whizzer With an Unusual Transmission

By the Farm Collector staff

James Creek recalls fixing up his childhood Whizzer and eventually trading it for a Cushman motor-bike.


Sell to the Women

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore looks back on the history of female influence on the farm.


Let's Get Some Changes Made

By Sam Moore

A list of reader ideas from the 1945 issue of 'Farm Journal' magazine.


Studebaker Zip-Van Mail Truck

By the Farm Collector staff

Reader Frank A. Haines (AKA "Mr. Zip"), introduces us to his dream truck, a Studebaker Zip-Van mail truck.