Farm Life

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

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.


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.


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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.


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.