Farm Life

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

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.

Help Heartland Acres Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the 1912 Ford Brass C Model T

Press Release

Were you born in October? Heartland Acres will help you celebrate your birthday by giving you half price museum admission for visiting them in October as part of their celebration of 100th birthday of the two 1912 Ford Brass C Model T automobiles in their car museum.

Boy’s Diary Tells of Water Wheels in the Early 1800s

By Sam Moore

For centuries, water wheels provided power for a variety of uses. Eric Sloane’s book "Diary of an Early American Boy" looks at the impact of a mill powered by an overshot water wheel in the early 1800s.

The Enduring Appeal of Apple Cider

By Loretta Sorensen

From the Garden of Eden to today, apple cider has been a part of life for a very long time.