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Heart of the Home: Chores on the Family Farm

Grandma Shares Memories of Farm Chores With GranddaughterStacie – York, PennsylvaniaAbout five years ago, my then-96-year-old grandmother told me many stories about growing up in a large farming family. She has since passed away, but I worked with her for a year putting her stories to paper ...

The Old Family Farm

The old Roe farm I guess you can say that there are two types of farms. There are big corporate farms, and then there are the family farms. I'm glad to have had grandparents who owned a small family farm.There are so many memories of that farm that I couldn't possibly list them all. Even though ...

The Family Farm

It had been 42 years since I'd last seen my great-grandparents' farm. It was where my mom's side of our family would gather from time to time during my childhood. It was a haven for my siblings and me. My father was a minister, and we moved often, so the farm provided us children with a sense ...

Lambing Season With Suffolk Sheep

Four-Generation FarmWe just finished our lambing season here on Old Home Farm, with the arrival of two sets of triplets from my two special pets, Stormy and Ivory. We time our lambing season for January every year, because we find they do better in colder weather. There’s nothing like sitting ...

The Joy of Sharing Our Farm With Family

Dear friends,A fictional writer in one of prolific author Debbie Macomber’s books said, “Rarely did anything happen to him that didn’t show up in a book sometime, one way or another.” How true of us bloggers! Every time I do something new, or something interesting comes into my life, I ...

Harvest Time Memories

MORE HARVEST TIME MEMORIES:Threshing Bee: Early Mechanized Harvest on the Family FarmHere in the agricultural hub of Pelham, Tennessee, work begins early. I get the early shift, opening Harry and Ollie’s, my wife’s market and café, before 7 a.m. Folks often stop on their way to work to ...

Old-Fashioned Peach Pie Recipe

The Masumoto family, after four generations of heirloom peach farming, shares their favorite traditional and inventive recipes in The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Any peach lover will be satisfied with charming stories from the farm ...

Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos with Peach and Nectarine Salsa

The Masumoto family, after four generations of heirloom peach farming, shares their favorite traditional and inventive recipes in The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Any peach lover will be satisfied with charming stories from the farm ...

Harvesting Liquid Gold

The fall honey harvest is the culmination of extreme effort for the bees that we are privileged to have on our farm. A single hive of bees can produce about 100 pounds of honey depending on conditions in any given year. The hive is made up of several types of bees. The following description is ...

Happy in the New World

Reprinted courtesy of the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle.Ursula Riccio was a 14-year-old girl from Austria who had only a trunk of clothes and "one coin" when she went through Ellis Island, alone, on her way to Connecticut."It was a big building full of people," she recalled in an Austrian ...

Family Farm Passed Down for Generations

My father-in-law, George Holzwarth Jr., was born in Rohrbach, Russia, November 8, 1885. His parents were George and Philpine Holzwarth. There were nine children in the family. His parents decided to leave for America because their son, John, would have had to go into the army; the 100 years of ...

Yearly Trek: Grandma and Grandpa’s Family Farm

The yearly trek to Grandpa's family farm in Missouri from the Colorado dust bowl plains in the late 1920s and early '30s was always something for me to look forward to. It was a straight-line journey through the state of Kansas, where the grasshoppers would land on the car's hood emblem and I ...

Homemade Corn Bread on the Family Farm

My brother and I were both born at home in the mid-1930s. Times were hard in the country, so Dad and Mom decided we should move to town. Dad got a job in town making $15 a week. His dad told him, "Son you are going to get rich." In 1928, after farming for one year, my granddad cleared $5 after ...

Little Creek on the Family Farm

Although my sister and I were "town girls," we got to visit our aunt and uncle on their family farm for a week or two in the summertime. While there, we were allowed to play in the barn with new kittens or puppies and to gather eggs from the henhouse and barn.There was a little creek in which ...

Family Farm: Going to Town with a Team of Horses

When I was a little girl, I loved to go to my Grandma and Grandpa Hill's. They lived on a farm and we lived close to them.Grandma always had biscuits and molasses and I became very hungry when I went there.They didn't have a lot of money, but they always had company who enjoyed eating with ...