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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


Farm Fresh Eggs on the Family Farm: Not Without Their Risks

CAPPER's Staff

A Michigan woman tells how she raised chickens for farm fresh eggs, and relates a humorous anecdote about a close encounter with one of her family farm's roosters.


Keeping Geese on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

An Iowa woman relates the story of how keeping geese on her family farm was an electrifying experience


A New Cow on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

An Iowa woman recounts how her family farm's first cow escaped and had to be recaptured


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Runaway Sows on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

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


The Chicken Yard: Raising Chickens on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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

CAPPER's Staff

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



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