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

CAPPER's Staff

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


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


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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


Baby Chickens on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

A Wisconsin woman talks about hatching baby chickens in an incubator with her mother in the 1930s


Hard Work and Geese: Growing Up on a Missouri Family Farm During the Depression

CAPPER's Staff

A Missouri woman talks about how her mother's hard work around their family farm, and hobby of raising geese, sustained their family and helped put her through college



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