Farm and Home

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

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.


Cash for Buffalo Bones

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A load of buffalo bones netted settler a couple of dollars.

Herding Livestock Attracted Gray Wolves

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Recollections include herding livestock across Nebraska to Colorado.

Toddler Bit by Rattlesnake

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Covered wagon train stops for meal and toddler is bit by a rattlesnake.

Events Centered Around Buffalo Hunts

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Blizzard only one strange occurrence during buffalo hunts.

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