Farm and Home

Practical advice for the farm and home. Household solutions, outdoor living, pets, poultry, livestock, outbuildings, and crops.

Chicken Run

By Shana Thornhill

My carefully planned new shipment of chicks came in today . . .and brought an extra adventure with it!

Depression Era Fun: Work Horses and Haystacks

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Nebraskan recalls riding work horses bareback and jumping into haystacks with her siblings during the depression era

Depression Era: Girl Rode a Horse to High School

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Nebraska woman rode a horse to high school during the depression era, and recalls having to swap her jeans for a dress before class.

The Great Horse Escape Part 2: The Sequel!

By Shana Thornhill

It's a good thing my neighbors are great people - even the ones I haven't met yet. Thanks to them I have my horses back!


Corn Planting With a Plow During the Depression Era

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Missouri woman remembers her father during the depression era, undertaking corn planting with a horse-drawn plow.

Postage During the Depression Era

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Arkansas woman remembers having seven cents of spending money over six months during the depression era, which she spent on postage.

Growing Up During the Depression Era: My Shetland Pony and the IGA Grocery Store

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A depression era teen remembers working at one of the first IGA grocery stores, and earning extra money with his Shetland pony

The Great Horse Escape Part 1

By Shana Thornhill

The adventure of catching an escaped black horse at dusk.

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