Farm Life

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At the Livery Barn

By Sam Moore

The livery barn was the place to be in 1899.

Finding Gold Ain’t All Good

By Sam Moore

I recently came across a story in an old American Thresherman magazine titled Gold Ruined This Thresherman, about Captain John A. Sutter, owner of Sutter’s Mill where gold was found on January 24, 1848, triggering the California gold rush.

Old Outbuildings Hold Real Treasures

By Clell Ballard

Rural America’s outbuildings reveal many treasures, like a 1937 Fiat.

A Lifetime Collection of Old Ads

By Fred Hendricks

Greenwich, Ohio, collector builds lifetime collection of old ads for tractors and farm machinery.


Punkin' Pie

Sam Moore

From the September 24, 1938, issue of the Michigan Farmer in the author’s collection.

The Story of a Bad Boy

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore relives his childhood maltreatment of his family's Ford Ferguson.

Stories from a Friend: The Tales of a John Deere Dealer

By Sam Moore

In this post, Sam Moore shares stories from his friend Dale Brenner.

Kids Use Stripped-Down Model T Ford as 4-Wheeler

By Richard Stout

Stripped-down Model T Ford was another generation’s 4-wheeler.