Farm Life

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

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.   


Tips, Tricks, Advice and Ads from Sixty Years Ago

by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a glimpse into daily life and media in 1952.

Memories of Searching for Real Christmas Trees

By Clell G. Ballard

Holidays marked by quest to find the perfect real Christmas trees

A Passion for the Past

By Josephine Roberts

Josephine Roberts examines the human fascination with yesteryear and her own passion for the past

Family Soldiers in the War of 1812

by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares family stories and historical records of two of his (multiple great-) grandfathers, who acted as soldiers in the War of 1812.