Farm Life

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

Like Clockwork on Wash Day

By Jim Glascock

A reader shares his wash day childhood memories.


Taking Pride in Farm Work

By Donald E. McBride

A reader shares memories of working on the farm during his childhood and teenage years.


Life Upon the Railway, by a Conductor

By Sam Moore

A railway conductor's account of the heroic deeds of a widow and her two children that prevented a train from certain disaster.


Necessity is the Mother ā€¦ Again

By Richard Stout

A reader shares a postcard showing ingenuity in the field.


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Remembering the Challenges of Plowing in the 1940's

By Delbert Trew

Delbert Trew recalls plowing in his youth without expensive equipment or modern farming technology.


Looking at Rural Life a Century Ago in Great Britain

By Josephine Roberts

A hundred years ago the first world war changed life in rural Great Britain with women being sent to the fields and horses sent to the battlefields.


Working with Steers

By Sam Moore

An author describes what farming with steers was like in the 1800s, and what a nuisance heel flies were to the animals and those working with them.


New Case Car Owner Short on Two Counts

By Daniel W. Lang

A reader shares a story about a relative missing what it took to get his Case car going again.



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