Farm Life

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

A Threshing Story

By Sam Moore

A letter from an old issue of The American Thresherman magazine gives insight into threshing in the first decades of the 20th century.


Christmas in 1945

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares some tidbits from the December 1945 issue of Farm Journal magazine for the Christmas season.


Rural Road Was a Contrary Course

By Leonard Lee Rue III

A rural road might have benefited from modern engineering, but it still provided plenty of fond memories.


Every Picture Tells a Story

By Thomas Cummings

A reader needs information on some old photographs he found.


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Lost Farm Occupations

By Clyde Eide

Several farm-related occupations, such as rope splicer and bovine midwife, have disappeared in the past few decades.


Smut is Good for You

By Sam Moore

Wait, corn smut actually has positive benefits? Who would have thought? Sam Moore fills us in.


When Plowshares Built Swords: Scrap Drives During World War II

By Bill Vossler

Scrap drives during the early 1940s emptied barns and fields across the country, for better or for worse.


Old Farm Vehicles: Wheels of the Past Reclaimed

By Clell G. Ballard

Reconnecting through one's youth through the old farm vehicles used decades ago.