Farm Life

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

Deadly Day: Boiler Explosion on the Farm

By Harvey Dinkens

Boiler explosion killed three and injured another in a 1937 incident.


Old-Time Threshing

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a couple of stories of old-time threshing.


Fitting the Pieces Together

By Keith Perron

Iowa man re-creates unique show display featuring wood puzzles from his childhood.


Hatchery Business in the Late 1920s

By Jim Glascock

A reader shares a photo of his grandparents’ chicken hatchery in Indiana from about 90 years ago.


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Revisiting the Tongue Truck

By Sam Moore

The tongue truck took some weight off the horses and had other benefits, and Sam Moore shares a humorous story.


Last of the Lazy Farmer: Air Conditioning and Fishing

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares the last two "Lazy Farmer" rhymes in his collection.


Uphill the Whole Way

By the Farm Collector staff

A reader sends in an undated photo of what looks like a steam engine being pulled by horses.


An Unusually Jolly Wheat Shocking Scene

By Bob Foos

A reader sends in a photo of a wheat shocking group taking a break.