Farm Life

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

String Balls and Butcher’s Paper

By Delbert Trew

Delbert Trew shares a few stories about string balls.


The Disappearing Corncrib

By Sam Moore

The corncrib is a vanishing icon in farm country.


Dad’s Ford Model A

By Richard Stout

Richard Stout remembers his dad’s chore truck, a 1929 Model A Ford roadster.


More Lazy Farmer

By Sam Moore

The little "Song of the Lazy Farmer" verses appeared in weekly farm papers, such as The Ohio Farmer, for at least two decades from the 1930s until the 1950s.


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The English Squire

By Sam moore

Sam Moore looks over a reprint of The Country Gentleman’s Catalogue from 1894.


Lessons Learned From Hired Man’s Departure

By Leonard Lee Rue III

Hired man’s departure marked end of an era.


Collection of Old Meat Grinders

By Leroy and Janet Bintrim

Old meat grinders reminder of days past.


Steam or Gasoline?

Sam Moore

There was once debate among threshermen as to which power was best to use on a separator: steam or gasoline. Two poems, submitted in 1929 to The American Thresherman magazine give the opposing points of view.