Farm and Home

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Runaway Sows on the Family Farm

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A recalcitrant runaway sow escapes and causes havoc on an Iowa woman's family farm


The Chicken Yard: Raising Chickens on the Family Farm

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Working in her family farm's chicken yard provided livelihood and fond memories for a Mississippi woman


Barnyard Orphan: Angus Calf Raised by Hand on Family Farm

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One morning in the barnyard of her family farm, the author finds an orphan calf, and after looking for the mother, decides to raise it herself


Chester White Hogs Made Good Pets on the Family Farm

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An Iowa woman reminisces about the Chester White hogs that her family raised on their homestead


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Ornery Livestock on the Family Farm

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Oregon woman relates how, as a child, her livestock often made life interesting on her family farm


Raising Geese on Family Farm Helped Put Iowa Woman Through College

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Raising geese during high school on her family farm gave one woman the added funds she needed to pay for her education


Holstein Bull Was a Troublemaker on the Family Farm

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Oregon woman remembers a close encounter with a yearling Holstein bull while cycling to school from her family farm


Wild Blackberries: Blackberry Jam and Mischief on the Family Farm

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While picking wild blackberries for blackberry jam, a woman comes upon a berry-thieving duo of family farm animals