Farm Life

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

Agricultural Progress

By Sam Moore

What would Sir Frederick Bramwell, a 19th century engineer, think of modern farming technology such as autonomous tractors?


Montgomery Ward Checks Tell Story of a Different Era

By Donald C. Ober

A reader shares old checks he still has from Montgomery Ward.


Harvesting Oats the Old-Fashioned Way

By Dan R. Manning

The traditional way of harvesting oats was a strenuous, labor-intensive process.


Over the Back Fence

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares some tongue-in-cheek stories and poems from old farm books and magazines.


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A Night to Remember: Straw Pile Fire

By Clyde Eide

A straw pile fire sparked by a lightning strike threatens a farm family's barn.


1938 Fiat Emerges for Second Time in 64 Years

By Clell G. Ballard

A little 1938 Fiat sees the light of day again after being stashed away in 1990.


Whitewall Tires

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore looks back on whitewall tires, which fell in and out of favor with car owners throughout the decades.


Tidbits from the National Stockman & Farmer

By Sam Moore

Letters sent in to the National Stockman & Farmer magazine provide a glimpse into the lives of Americans living in 1918.