Stories of Autumn Farm Work: The Best and Worst Chores

Readers share stories of the best and worst farm work that graced the chore list during the fall months.
Heart of the Home
September/October 2013
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Autumn brings with it various tasks around the house that need tended to after the heat of summer and before the arrival of winter.
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Fall months bring with them the need and/or desire to get things done after a long, hot summer and before winter sets in.

From basic farm work and chores for kids, some activities on the chore list can be fun and exciting, while others might be the types of things folks approach reluctantly. The tasks required of people many years ago might be different from the chores that need taken care of nowadays, but some have remained the same.

Here are some CAPPER’s reader stories about the best and worst chores of autumn, both from yesteryear and from more recent autumn seasons. Enjoy!

Farm Work: The Best and the Worst Chores

Broom Making a Favorite Among Chores for Children
Use Fall Months to Prepare For Winter Preparation
Task of Stocking the Wood Pile Bonded Family

Shopping for School Clothes Was Demanding
Growing Ornamental Corn Brings Task of Harvesting

We Want to Hear Your Story

In most parts of the country, winter means snow. As the season approaches, are you excited for the first snowfall or do you dread it — and why? What’s the worst snowfall or snowstorm you remember? Send us your snow stories, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available, and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our website. Please email stories and photos to or send them to Grit and CAPPER’s Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.

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