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The Lost Art of Hibernation

December 21st is the Winter Solstice and officially the first day of winter. Usually here in the Ozarks, fall begins in October when the leaves turn beautiful reds, golds, and browns and the squirrels start scurrying for nuts to store up for winter. Our resident black bear passes through ...

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 ...

Child Falls in Icy Stock Tank

One day when I was young, I was sent to “help” my dad with farm chores in the middle of a freezing-cold Oklahoma winter. As I bundled up in my coveralls, stocking cap, gloves and boots, I was jealous of my younger siblings, who got to stay home with Mom in the warm house. After climbing ...

Reluctant to Attend One-Room Schoolhouse

The autumn came (1928) when I had to start school at the one-room country schoolhouse, something completely strange and scary. I hadn't played with other children much and felt terribly shy and unhappy about the whole thing. The first couple of days Dad took me with the horse and buggy. But ...

Farm Chores: Growing Up on the Family Farm

We bought our family farm when I was 11. It seemed we spent a good part of the summer hauling wheat to market and doing other farm chores. My job was leveling it out, either in the combine bin or the truck. Mom and I made countless trips to the elevator, then one day the trailer hitch broke and ...

Growing Up on a Family Farm in Southeast Kansas

I have many wonderful memories of an 500-acre farm in southeast Kansas where I was born and lived until I married. I was an only child until I was almost 7 years old. Our nearest neighbor was nearly a mile away by way the crow flies, so I didn't often have playmates. I learned to amuse myself. ...

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