Farm and Home

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Family Dog Saved Babe from Old Rooster on Family Farm

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A Missourian tells how her family dog, Pandy, saved her baby brother from a mean old rooster on their family farm

Raising a Bull Calf on the Family Farm

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A Missouri woman recalls how her mother raised a pet bull calf that was orphaned in a storm on their family farm

Earning College Money on the Family Farm

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An Iowan tells a story about a lesson she learned while raising geese for college money

Family Farm Memories: Mother Hen and the Ducklings

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An Oregon woman tells the story of how Mother Hen, one of her Leghorn chickens, raised a clutch of orphaned ducklings


Heifers and Milk Cows on My Folks' Family Farm

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Colorado woman recalls taking care of milk cows and a heifer on her family farm

Family Farm: Feisty the Rooster and Slinky, the Black-And-White Cat

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Iowa woman recalls her two favorite farm animals while she was growing up on her family farm

Cats and Dogs and Skunks on the Family Farm

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An Iowan shares her memories of cats and dogs and some unintentional pets made of baby skunks

Little Bay Mare on the Family Farm

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Missourian recalls his first horse, a bay mare, purchased at a farm sale