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Farm Hand on a Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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


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Milking Cows on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Milking cows was a memorable farm chore for one Missouri woman


Rendered Lard in a Copper Boiler: Chores on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Kansas woman recalls rendering lard in a copper boiler, caring for chickens, and other chores of her childhood on the family farm


Growing Up on a Family Farm in Southeast Kansas

CAPPER's Staff

An Oregon woman fondly remembers her favorite cat, farm chores, and living on her family farm in southeast Kansas


The Seasons: Rhythms of Life on a Family Farm in the 1930s

CAPPER's Staff

A Kansas woman describes how the seasons shaped life on her family farm



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