Farm Life

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

Night Shift on a Crawler Tractor

By Clell G. Ballard

Dryland farming demanded ’round the clock effort, exposed to the elements on board a crawler tractor.

Looking for Information on Old Photos

Submitted by Randy Skarda

A reader seeks insight on a couple of pictures from the early 20th century and whether one of them could be a family photo.

Remembering the Days of Farming with Dynamite

Article by Sam Moore. Photos by Farm Collector archives.

Sam Moore recalls the exciting days of using dynamite to remove unwanted tree stumps and large rocks.

Taking the Chill Off with Shop Stoves

By Clell G. Ballard

Winter temperatures bring the need for heated farm shops, with rural folk utilizing different types of shop stoves.


Remembering the Blacksmith Shop

By John R. Heath

A reader recalls a local blacksmith from his childhood who could repair or make almost anything needed.

Seeing the Snow Cruiser in Person

By Robert Riegle

A reader shares his story of seeing the Snow Cruiser featured in a recent issue in Ohio as a child.

Milling Out West

By Richard D. Scheuerman and Alexander C. McGregor

Learn how milling evolved on the western frontier to use different parts of the grains, supporting fine flour for baking and bran for spirits.

Harvests in the 1800s

By Richard D. Scheuerman and Alexander C. McGregor

Look back on harvesting in the 1800s and see what equipment and people were necessary to get the job done.


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