“Silo too tall or ladder too short”
Bruce Spoche, a friend of mine, found this picture of his dad, Albert, painting the cornice on our silo. The silo was too tall or the ladder was too short, so they put the ladder in a box wagon. It does not look too safe. Dad is waving his straw hat out of the window that the blower pipe went through while filling the silo. The silo was 30 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter.
Rollan Schnitker, Hoyleton, Illinois
A Fable of Two Farm Brothers
Check out this farm fable from turn-of-the-twentieth-century author, George Ade, about two brothers.
Sharing the Past with the Grandkids
Look at this heart-warming photo from a reader about a multigenerational family and their collection of farm equipment.
More Outhouse Memories
A privy in need of a license plate The outhouse stories in previous issues made me chuckle. I was born in East Marion, Long Island, New York (winter population 300) in 1943. We lived in the village and had a two-seat privy which was only used when the power went out, during hurricanes and blizzards. We […]