Farm Life

Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more

Red Sky at Night ...

by Jeannine Snyder

Variations of this weather lore abound, involving both shepherds and sailors, and even appear in the Bible and Shakespeare.

Videos from the Glory Days of Cornhusking Contests

by Farm Collector

See footage from 1930s-era cornhusking contests

Blogger Asking for Sorghum Syrup-Making Memories

by Farm Collector

MOTHER EARTH NEWS blogger is looking for people who remember sorghum syrup-making

Looking for leads on Sears & Roebuck Corn Sheller

by Farm Collector

Sears & Roebuck corn sheller leaves no clear trail of information.


Different Kind of Peanut Gallery

by Beth Beavers

These old iron videos show the labor intensive process of peanut harvesting in Virginia and Georgia.

1919 Ice Harvest Video

by Leslie McManus

Catch a glimpse of life almost 100 years ago in this amateur film from 1919, which shows the labor intensive process of ice harvesting.

IHC threshing rig

By David Babcock

This photo was taken in September 1922. It shows brothers John and Carl Surine with their International threshing rig.

Songs of the Iron Men

by Christian Williams

Twelve steam farming poems become an album of American folk music.