Farm Life

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

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.

Goin' to the County Fair

by Sam Moore

When Sam Moore was a kid on a western Pennsylvania farm during the 1940s, the highlight of every summer (apart from threshing time and being out of school) was going to the Canfield Fair on Labor Day weekend.


Husking Corn with Dad

By John M. Gaul

Husking corn by hand provided opportunities for father and son to bond

Ploughing with the War Ag: Sam Pennal and His Caterpillar D2

By Josephine Roberts

North Wales man’s contribution to a struggling England during World War II was ploughing with a Caterpillar D2 with the War Ag.

Plucking Feathers: A Foul Job

By Sam Moore

Early mechanized devices tackled mess of plucking feathers

New Children's Book: Little Rumely Man by Beth Douglass Silcox

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A new children's book by Beth Douglass Silcox tells the story of Jack, a young boy who dreams of helping with the farm chores on his father's Rumely Oil Pull.