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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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