Farm Life

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

The Luxury of Climate Control

Story and photos by Clell G. Ballard

Back in the day, people just stayed home in deep winter. Learn about the history of climate control in our vehicles warming us up when we need it most.

Looking for the Past Along America's Back Roads

Column by Anthony B. Lovelace

Unleash a wanderer’s spirit and learn about the life stories and tricks of the past that can be found along the back roads of America.

Tractors Can Get Stuck, Too

Story by Clell G. Ballard

The worst-case scenario creates a cascade of woes.

Iron Age Ads: Marketing Barbed Wire

Article by Delbert Trew

Companies cashed in on the fencing crazy in the late 1860s, appealing to landowners across the United States.


Buffalo Pitts Co. Ad Remembers the Old West

Article by the Farm Collector staff

A classic scene comes to life in this 1905 print showcasing farm machinery.

Lugged Wheels: On the Road to Trouble

Story by Clell G. Ballard

Lugged wheels were great in the field but spurred conflict when tractors traveled on paved roads.

Goat Heads, Grass Burrs and Inner Tubes

Story by Delbert Trew

Delbert talks about the scourge of his childhood that led to playtime ingenuity.

Threshing, Then and Now

Column by Sam Moore

Sam Moore shows us how different threshing was a century ago in a letter sent to The American Thresherman.


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