Farm Life

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

James Reeside: Stage Coach Colonel

By Sam Moore

James Reeside, an early government mail contractor, worked the system


Early Travel Around the Country Proved Difficult

By Sam Moore

Travel around the country was much more difficult before the interstate highway system.


Making Silverware in the Good Old Days

by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares an excerpt from Penny Magazine about making forks and other silverware in 1844.


Homilies from the Song of the Lazy Farmer

by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares excerpts from the Song of the Lazy Farmer, extolling the virtues of home-cooked food on the farm.


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Christmas During the Great Depression

by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares stories of Christmas during the Great Depression, including tips from Successful Farming magazine and homemade Christmas gift ideas.


Old Memo Books Make Digital Transition

By Beth Beavers

Collection of farm memo books comes to life in digital archive


Early Canning Required Resourcefulness

By Delbert Trew

Early canning utilized fruit jars and National pressure cookers.


Rural Mail Carrier Converts Ford for Winter Roads

By Clell G. Ballard

Rural mail carriers faced unique challenges during long winters in deep snow on rugged terrain.