Farm and Home

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Farmhands on the Family Farm

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Kansas woman recalls being a farmhand on the family farm, raking hay, cultivating corn, and taking care of mules and cattle

Harvest Time on the Family Farm

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Iowa granddaughter remembers her mother helping her grandfather during harvest time on the family farm

Family Farm: Treasured Memories of Life on the Farm

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Illinois resident shares his fond memories of rural America during the Great Depression, describing his childhood on the family farm

Farm Hand on a Family Farm

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New York man describes his experiences as a farm hand on a family farm in Vermont


Brought Up to Share: Early Life on the Family Farm

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Arizona woman talks about growing up on her family farm; remembering her chores, entertainments, and life lessons

Sugar Beet Campaign: Planting and Harvesting Sugar Beets on the Family Farm

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Sugar beets are, and have been, an important cash crop on the family farm for decades.  A Michigan woman talks about the process of cultivating sugar beets.

Carrying Water Was a Chore on the Family Farm

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An Iowa woman recalls her childhood farm chores on her family farm, including carrying water to the kitchen

Milking Cows on the Family Farm

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Milking cows was a memorable farm chore for one Missouri woman