Farm Life

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

Perpetual Motion Machine Remains Elusive Prize

Column by Sam Moore.

Many inventors over the centuries have tried to create a perpetual motion machine but all have failed.


Signs of the Times in Rural America

Story and photos by Clell G. Ballard.

Speaking the same language is sometimes difficult between urban dwellers and folks who live in the rural areas of our country.


Manufacturer and Inventor James Oliver

Story by Robert N. Pripps.

Entrepreneur James Oliver built a successful company on the back of the humble plowshare from modest beginnings.


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.


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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.


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.



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