Farm Life

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

Grandfather and Gaar-Scott Steam Engine

Letter submitted by Kerry Livgren

The Photo shows a Gaar-Scott steam engine and what looks like a weary crew. My Grandfather worked on many of those old threshing machines.

Across the Country in a Chalmers Touring Car

Column by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares the tale of the Toube family, who traveled 6,000 miles from Maine to the West Coast in a 1909 Chalmers touring car, with 315 of those miles going backwards.

Postcards Capture the Romance of the Rails

Column by Anthony B. Lovelace

Discover postcards from the past as we delve into the history of a series of railways stories in a once in a lifetime experience.

Do Small Towns Just Like Those in the Old Days Still Exist?

Story by Clell G. Ballard

Most of us still have a mental image of the towns created by set designers for TV. Modern technology makes it possible to relive those programs.


The Crash at Crush

Column by Sam Moore

More than 40,000 people showed up to the temporary town of Crush, Texas, to watch the spectacle that was two trains colliding head on in 1896.

New Opportunity for Blacksmiths a Century Ago

Column by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares an old poem reassuring blacksmiths who were concerned about the automobile hurting business that there was instead a new opportunity coming their way.

Old Christmas Celebrations in England

Column by Sam Moore

We look back – far back – to old Christmas celebrations in England, complete with yule logs and mistletoe and other traditions we see today.

Memories of a War-Time Farm Hand

Story and photos by Wilfrid Vittetoe

Discover recollections of war-time farm life, and about the different tractor models, from the John Deere model B to the F-20, that did the job.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Save Even More Money with our SQUARE-DEAL Plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our SQUARE-DEAL automatic renewal savings plan. You'll get 12 issues of Farm Collector for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Farm Collector for just $29.95.

Facebook Pinterest YouTube