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The Big Chill

By this point in the summer, you may have had all the hot weather you want. While Farm Collector can’t change the weather, we can share a story that just might cool you off a bit. In this issue, Don McKinley shares memories of ice harvests near his home town in southwest Iowa. This is not ...


Ready Or Not, Here We Come!

The cacophony of July 4 firecrackers is a signal to me to get out the suitcase and start scouting routes in the atlas: It’s almost show season! I know there are shows in June and July, but I typically opt for August and September, when I can be assured of full heat and humidity. In those ...

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Consider the Unimaginable

In these pages, we often drop back for a look at early tractors, steam traction engines or stationary gas engines. We think about what it would be like to try to farm with such comparatively primitive machines. Sometimes we look at windmills and reflect on the challenges of a stretch of time ...

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