Farm Life

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

Harvest Photo Opens Window onto the Past

By Donald W. Hay

A reader shares a photo showing how labor-intensive harvesting was long ago.


The Jolly Thresherman

By the Farm Collector staff

A piece named “The Jolly Thresherman” served as a commercial for the Aultman & Taylor Machinery Company in the 1880s.


Leafing Through an Old Farm Magazine

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore provides another glimpse into the past through a December 1946 issue of Farm Journal magazine.


Steam Plowing on the Western Prairies

By Sam Moore

Around the turn of the century, steam traction engines were an impressive and more common sight across the West.


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Tracking Essentials with Ledger Books

By Delbert Trew

Taking a glimpse into the past through a Panhandle farmer’s ledger book.


Treasures Preserve Family Heritage

By Leslie C. McManus

A 1919 Twin City tractor and 1928 Chevy truck are proud survivors for JD Schmidt.


Encounter with a Tramp

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a story about "tramps" or what we might call hobos or bums.


Radio Surprise

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares an account of one's first encounter with radio from 90 years ago.



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