Yard and Garden

Practical advice for gardening and yard maintence. Advice on growing flowers, trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Plus, lawn care, structures and machinery.

Oil-Pull Tractor: Hay Harvest on the Family Farm

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An Illinois man recalls harvest-time on his family farm, including his father's oil-pull tractor, binder and hay wagons

Threshing Was a Communal Event Among Several Family Farms

CAPPER's Staff

An Iowa woman recalls threshing time on her family farm, and the flurry of activity that surrounded it

Threshing Bee: Early Mechanized Harvest on the Family Farm

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An Iowa woman recalls the threshing bees of her youth, held during harvest time on her family farm and others nearby

Remembering the Family Farm During the Great Depression

CAPPER's Staff

A woman recalls growing up on a Wisconsin farmstead without electricity during the Great Depression


Big Garden Was Center of Small Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Kansas woman recalls how a big garden provided food, fun, and fodder on her family farm

Bumper Crop: Planning for Pests Leads to Abundance on the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Iowa woman remembers how learning to plant more than they needed led to a bumper crop, and the solution to money problems on their family farm

Learning How To Cook: Starting Out on the Family Farm

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An Alabama woman relates funny stories about learning how to cook, pick cotton, and other misadventures while learning to farm

Moving to the Family Farm

CAPPER's Staff

Oklahoma man remembers the trials and triumphs of starting a family farm with his parents

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