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A Fable of Two Farm Brothers

In 1901, George Ade,  (1866 – 1944) was an American writer, who around the turn of the twentieth century wrote a column in the Chicago Record that featured his fables in slang, which were humorous stories that featured vernacular speech. He was often called, "Aesop of Indiana." The ...

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Sharing the Past with the Grandkids

This photo shows Terry and Anna Hoban with their granddaughters, Zoie and Rowan. This photo was taken on the acreage I grew up on southwest of Maxwell, Nebraska. Pictured behind them is a 1942 John Deere Model A and a wooden manure spreader. These two pieces of equipment are just a few items in ...

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May 2021 Sprouts

Alex Bowers, 7, is this month’s featured artist. The son of Joel and Heather Bowers, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Alex will receive a Farm Collector T-shirt: Congratulations, Alex! Have a budding artist in your family? Send your kids’ or grandkids’ farm-related artwork to Farm ...

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Let There Be Light on the Farm!

Detail from a Delco ad in the April, 1930 issue of Farm Mechanics magazine. The following events might have occurred on a mid-western farm in the years 1912 or 1915, although it’s doubtful that it was common. Clyde McFarland had grown up on a farm and still remembered that you harnessed ...

Farm Collector Magazine

Dedicated to the Preservation of Vintage Farm Equipment