Farm Life

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

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.


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.


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An Unusually Jolly Wheat Shocking Scene

By Bob Foos

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


Enjoy the Work, Love the Antique Tractor Hobby

By Tony Thompson

A Minnesota couple connects their work with their antique tractor hobby.


Plowing for the Record in Albert City

By Loretta Sorensen

Enthusiasts work together to set new world records for horse plowing.


Four Legs to Four Wheels

By Lewis Pearson

After 75 years, an Iowa man is back at the wheel of his 1922 Model T.