Farm Life

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

Asking for the Farmer's Trust

By the Farm Collector staff

In this chromolithograph from 1889, Adriance, Platt & Co. tried to relay a sense of trust and confidence using children.

Trewisms: Wisdom You Can Count On

Column by Delbert Trew

Delbert Trew shares advice and observations collected during his life, such as not taking a sleeping pill and laxative at the same time.

The Beginning of the End of the Threshing Ring

Story by Wilfrid Vittetoe

Wilfrid Vittetoe recalls memories of threshing rings from his childhood in the 1930s.

International Harvester’s Red Baby Truck

Column by Sam Moore

The Red Speed Truck carried the IHC banner to the field and perhaps provided motivation for the dealer to get out and sell.


Farmer Newstyle and Farmer Oldstyle

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a poem about an old Scottish farmer conversing with a younger farmer written and published in 1920.

Perpetual Motion Machine Remains Elusive Prize

Column by Sam Moore.

Many inventors over the centuries have tried to create a perpetual motion machine but all have failed.

Signs of the Times in Rural America

Story and photos by Clell G. Ballard.

Speaking the same language is sometimes difficult between urban dwellers and folks who live in the rural areas of our country.

Manufacturer and Inventor James Oliver

Story by Robert N. Pripps.

Entrepreneur James Oliver built a successful company on the back of the humble plowshare from modest beginnings.


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