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TAG : History

The History of Pecans

The popularization of pecans occurred through a series of discretedevelopments. The ?rst involved the federal government. It is di?cult to overstate precisely how critical the USDA’s roll was in promoting the pecan as an ideal wartime replacement for meat, much of which was reserved for men ...

The History of Farmall Tractors: 1930-1935

Discover the complete history of Farmall, from the early days of McCormick and Deering to the latest models, in Farmall (Voyageur Press, 2015) by Randy Leffingwell and Robert N. Pripps. The following excerpt discusses the various changes to Farmall tractors between during the early 1930s, ...

My Crochet Teacher

My husband and I have been married almost 30 years. As I type that number I look at it in something akin to shock to realize I have been a part of his family for that long – and survived! However, one of the best parts of his family that I was able to experience was his grandmother – or as ...

The Folly of Daylight Saving

The recent change of the clocks to an hour earlier got me to thinking, "How in the world did such a thing come about?" As we all know the clock doesn’t mean a whole lot to people on a homestead, ranch or farm. Chickens still need to be fed, cows milked, fields plowed and so forth. None of ...

It’s Just Mom

The box was carved oak wood that looked old even when it was new. It had a kind of Currier and Ives landscape scene decoupaged to the top that was tattered and peeling at the edges. Maybe it had been passed down to her from her mother or grandmother. Maybe it caught her eye at a rummage sale or ...

100 Years of Mice

Moving into a new home is always an adventure. Moving into a “new-to-you” home that happens to be around 100 years old is even more of an adventure. Moving from the mega-suburbs of Chicago into a “new-to-you” home that happens to be around 100 years old that is on a 40-acre farm on a ...

The Seedy Side of Vintage Farm Ephemera

I came across this empty 1908 kohlrabi seed packet at one of our many antique stores here in central Pennsylvania and was smitten enough with its age and design to make the minor purchase.(One of the "benefits" of having an interest in books and ephemera as opposed to antique furniture, ...

A 1924 Guide to Perfect Poultry

Hi, my name’s Chris. And, because I have agreed to blog for Capper’s Farmer and don’t wish to give you any misconceptions about me, let me start by stating what I am NOT.I am NOT a farmer.My 13-year-old daughter, however, wishes to own a farm some day. She would like for it to be filled ...

Gardening: On the Garden Path-Colorado community puts art in park

For some folks, visions of cupid, hearts, and the Sweetheart City’s international valentine remailing program come to mind when they hear someone mention Loveland, Colo.; others think of the city as a cultural center for art and sculpture.Last year, in an effort to bring Loveland’s two ...

On The Garden Path: Callaway Gardens

If you've ever seen the popular PBS television gardening show The Victory Garden, you've seen Callaway Gardens, located in Pine Mountain, Ga. The gardens, founded by Cason and Virginia Callaway, opened to the public in May 1952 and offer a fascinating glimpse of what can be accomplished with ...

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