Farm Life

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

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.


The Honest Old Farmer

By Sam Moore

Honesty really is the best policy, as one farmer seeking compensation for a lost horse knows.

Distaste for Rail Travel

By Sam Moore

In the early 1800s nearly everyone was excited about a new mode of transportation, except for one gentleman from Philadelphia.

The Turkeys' Holidays

By Sam Moore

What were the holidays like for Americans recovering from the Civil War in the winter of 1865? And how were Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys raised and prepared?

What Do You Do When the Snow Runs Out?

By Tom Clyde

As the seasons changed, 1,000 feet of elevation was enough to create a dilemma for a sled operator.


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