Farm Life

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

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.


Remembering Threshing Days

By Larry Scheckel

The work of threshing days brought communities together.


A Farmstead, a Fox Terrier and a Little Boy

By Gordon Shoger

Fox terrier and 12-gauge shotgun fight epic battle reminiscent a different sort of battle.


Threshing Days Are Here Again!

By Farm Collector Staff

Recalling fond memories of threshing days.


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War Horses

Sam Moore

"The War Horses: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World War," was right up Sam Moore's alley. The book was written by Simon Butler and published by Halsgrove House, Wellington, Somerset, in 2011.


The Lazy Farmer and Spring

By Sam Moore

Since it’s April and officially spring, here are a couple of the Lazy Farmer’s musings on the subject to help you forget the long winter most of the country has experienced.


Childhood Memories of Farm Outbuildings

By Leslie C. McManus

Farm outbuildings house more than just equipment collections: they house lasting memories.


Remembering the Outhouse

By Leonard Lee Rue III

Fond, and not so fond, memories of the outhouse on the farm.