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From Kings 4:26, “And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.” Solomon may have had thousa…

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Sharp is a presumed male perspective. Axes, knives, razors, the occasional lawn mower. In my once childhood axes mattered more as chainsaws we…

The job is gone now, along with churning butter and lighting kerosene lamps. But I remember when hauling bundles on a thresh run was a way of …

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The time and dependence of rural Wisconsin on the railroad has long been history. Growing up in the ‘30s and ‘40s in an unincorporated village…

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My grandfather tended honey bees, to the consequence he used a reoccurring expression, “well ain’t he an old bee,” as when an older person was…

Among car guys is a more personal query, what was the ugliest car ever? The Ford Edsel, 1958-60, places well as does Citroen and Studebaker. U…

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The Country Today is seeking submissions for the Yarns of Yesteryear feature on page 1B. Stories can include accompanying photographs. We also…

It was an ordinary table, very ordinary. An overstatement to say it was ordinary. That table was functional. Sourced at Boston Furniture on Ma…

What do you do when you have an overabundant supply of milk and eggs and the selling price continues to go down while costs go up?

The sound of tractors pulling plows, discs, field cultivators and spreaders filled the air at the Clarence and Edna Sjodin farm northeast of C…

Uncle Clayton lived and breathed on a 240-acre farmstead below the watch of the ghost mountain below the village of Bancroft, inelegantly know…

Editor’s note: The following yarn is the third of three parts. Parts one and two were published in the March 24 and March 31 editions.

Editor’s note: The following yarn is the second of three parts. Part one was published in the March 24 edition. Part three will be published i…

The horse trailer arrived on a Saturday afternoon in Pepin, Wisconsin, the small town where we had resided for two years. Since we were buildi…

“Good fences make good neighbors” seemed to be the consensus of most farmers who lived on the average 80-, 120-, and 240-acre farms in the Sta…