Farm and Home

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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

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

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

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