Farm Life

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

Dan Patch: A Tale of Farm, Fortune and Farm Equipment

Story by Leslie C. McManus.

A Minneapolis entrepreneur and promoter sensed potential in the famed racehorse Dan Patch, whose name was on various farm equipment and more.


Recent Issue Spurs Memories of the Farm

Submitted by John Heath.

A reader shares a few memories of growing up on the farm, sparked by the March 2019 issue of Farm Collector.


Dynamite Fumes Nearly as Deadly as the Blast

Submitted by Marv Hedberg.

A reader recalls the day when he got sick from inhaling fumes from dynamite blasts while helping his dad and uncle.


Iron Age Ads: Consider the Factory Worker

By the Farm Collector staff.

Factory workers might have been the money makers, but mostly the money made went into corporate coffers, not workers’ pockets.


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Beautiful Boundaries: In Praise of the Humble Hedge

Story and photos by Josephine Roberts.

Hedges help shelter crops and livestock from wind, and provide a habitat and food for birds, insects and other plants.


The Joys of Gardening

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a short story about the joys of gardening from "The Idiot at Home" by John Kendrick Bangs.


Words of Encouragement from Harvester World

By Sam Moore.

With farmers facing hardship at the start of the Great Depression, the magazine from International Harvester offered a pep talk.


Ornery Old Gents

Submitted by John R. Heath

A reader shares memories of growing up in the 1930s.



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