Farm Life

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

Iron Age Ads: Consider the Factory Worker

By the Farm Collector staff.

Factory workers might have been the money makers, but mostly the money made went into corporate coffers, not workers’ pockets.


Beautiful Boundaries: In Praise of the Humble Hedge

Story and photos by Josephine Roberts.

Hedges help shelter crops and livestock from wind, and provide a habitat and food for birds, insects and other plants.


The Joys of Gardening

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a short story about the joys of gardening from "The Idiot at Home" by John Kendrick Bangs.


Words of Encouragement from Harvester World

By Sam Moore.

With farmers facing hardship at the start of the Great Depression, the magazine from International Harvester offered a pep talk.


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Ornery Old Gents

Submitted by John R. Heath

A reader shares memories of growing up in the 1930s.


Night Shift on a Crawler Tractor

By Clell G. Ballard

Dryland farming demanded ’round the clock effort, exposed to the elements on board a crawler tractor.


Looking for Information on Old Photos

Submitted by Randy Skarda

A reader seeks insight on a couple of pictures from the early 20th century and whether one of them could be a family photo.


Remembering the Days of Farming with Dynamite

Article by Sam Moore. Photos by Farm Collector archives.

Sam Moore recalls the exciting days of using dynamite to remove unwanted tree stumps and large rocks.



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