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Looking for Help in Dating Fence

I have a small corral on the water’s edge that I believe was possibly used by fur traders on the Red River ox cart trail that runs through my property in Pillager, Minnesota. The wire is grown into a large oak and it is twisted with a straight twisted rod inserted vertically with an open hook ...


Remembering Dad’s Tutelage in Raising “Cash Crops”

This photo is not so old (it’s dated 1972), but it brings back some dusty old times for us, my brother and me. Our dad got us involved in farming while we were young, in Perryville, Missouri. In examining the photos, we determined we were either combining soybeans or foxtail. On second ...


Remembering the Talents of a Gifted Writer

I was so sorry to hear that we lost Anthony Lovelace. Friendly and an awesome writer, we will sure miss him!  I looked forward to each of his articles which were always well written and very interesting and always good photos, too. He was right up there with Sam Moore! What a sad ...

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Memories of Sawmills

As I read the January 2021 issue of Farm Collector, Anthony Lovelace’s column (“View from the Back Roads”) brings back memories. The car with a rear-wheel jacked up and belted up to a pump jack reminds me of my uncle John sawing up slabs to burn in the wood furnace in their ...

corn cutter

Hand-me-down is a family treasure

Photo by Sam Parker I really do enjoy your magazine and especially your articles about old pieces of equipment and tools. In the January 2021 issue, you had a picture of a corn cutter which reminded me that I probably had access to one too. It was a hand-me-down from family members. It has a ...

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