Farm and Home

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

Family Farm: Kansas Homestead during the Dust Bowl

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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

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

CAPPER's Staff

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

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