Farm and Home

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

Little Bay Mare on the Family Farm

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

Baby Rabbits on the Family Farm

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Oregon woman recalls caring for two baby rabbits during her childhood on her family farm

Starting the Family Farm With a Quarter Section

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Granddaughter remembers the story of how her grandfather started their family farm in the late 1800s

Family Farm: Kansas Homestead during the Dust Bowl

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A woman recounts the tale of her father building a Kansas homestead, and keeping their family farm alive during the drought and dust in the 1930s


Hard Times on the Family Farm

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A Nebraska woman shares her brief reminisce about hard times on her family farm

Churning Butter on the Family Farm

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A Tennessee woman recalls the chore of churning butter as a girl

Family Farm: The Jersey Cow and the Milk Separator

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Kansas woman recalls her parents milking their Jersey cow and using a cold-water milk separator

As The Crow Flies: Neighbors on the Family Farm

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A Kansas woman recalls the community shared by her and her nearest neighbors "as the crow flies" on her family farm