Farm and Home

Practical advice for the farm and home. Household solutions, outdoor living, pets, poultry, livestock, outbuildings, and crops.

Grandmother's Pioneer Stories Kept Children Spellbound

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Being chased by a panther was among grandmother's pioneer stories.

Pioneer Stories: Toddlers Lost in Wheat Field

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Among mother's pioneer stories is tale of toddlers lost overnight in a wheat field.

Children Walked Behind Covered Wagons

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Walking behind covered wagons, children spotted mountain lion.

Timid Woman a Definite Kansas Pioneer

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Bellowing, long-horn cattle follow Kansas pioneer home.


Woman Diverts Cattle Stampede

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Young mother waves red-checkered tablecloth to divert cattle stampede away from garden and home.

Wolves Drove Family Back to Kansas Homestead

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Settlers stay on course toward Kansas homestead as wolves nipped at horses and wagon.

Covered Wagon Sheltered Family From Cattle Stampede

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A roar warns young woman of impending doom, as she and child hide in covered wagon.

Rattlesnake Skin a Sign of a Real Pioneer

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Rural schoolteacher kills rattler, then saves rattlesnake skin and rattlers.

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