Farm and Home

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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

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

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