Farm and Home

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

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.

Deserted Homestead Was Home to Big Panther

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Pioneer family moves to a homestead with a desert cabin that proved to be a big panther's sleeping spot.


Making Camp Ends Quickly Because of Snake Den

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Different campsite a necessity after covered wagon awakens snake den.

Big Panther Diverted From Hunt

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Woman throws down garments to distract big panther from hunting her.

Herding Cattle Leads to Papoose Offer

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Indian offers ponies for daughter during family's trek herding cattle.

Railroad Stories: Night Track-Walker for Katy Railroad Was Lonely Work

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Father didn't mind peaceful job of working alone on Katy Railroad.