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Agriculture

Farming plays a big part in the roles of many of our ancestors, the history of this way of life is very interesting.

Members: 33
Latest Activity: Apr 1

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I think this link to Farm Radio will be useful to give a feel of rural life today, and of the memories of rural folk are lovley to hear.
Farm Radio

The Plough
History of the Plough
This is the home page of the Plough Men site: Home Page
Steam Ploughing, an awesome thing to watch:
Ploughing with Steam
The British Agricultural History Society, an useful website, search the links on the left of the screen.
Home Page
Museum of Rural Life
Farming Generations

The last 75 Years

Discussion Forum

A personal account of an "ag lab" in 1840 re the Corn Laws 5 Replies

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Dec 2, 2010.

"A bit o' binder string 3 Replies

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Feb 26, 2010.

Tracing the makers of old farm machinery

Started by Christine Gibbins Feb 11, 2010.

Agriculture in Witheridge Devon

Started by Christine Gibbins Aug 16, 2009.

DEVON FARMERS & LABOURERS in 1808 by Brenda Powell ©

Started by Christine Gibbins Aug 5, 2009.

The Corn Laws of 1815 2 Replies

Started by Christine Gibbins. Last reply by Christine Gibbins Jul 28, 2009.

Farming and Labouring

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 27, 2009.

The Farmer's Wife

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 23, 2009.

Early History

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 23, 2009.

The Plough

Started by Christine Gibbins Jul 23, 2009.

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Comment by Christine Gibbins on October 24, 2011 at 3:50am

Hi Sheri,

Many thanks for your comments, I sorry to hear of your husband's stroke.

Oh yes please use the photos for your painting, the plough horses are so handsome!

Best wishes, Chris.

Comment by Sheri Putnam-Cline on October 23, 2011 at 9:11am

Hi Christine,

Please do not be discouraged with the group. I'm a member of about 5 different internet Social Networks, I'm a group leader in one and since my husband had his stroke last year I have not had the time to add material to my own group, nor have I had the heart too be involved.

I LOVED your photo's of the UK Ploughman Championships!  I'm just about ready to re-immerse myself back into watercolor painting and horses are one of my favorite interest in life. With your permission I would like to try working from some of your photos? 

Note: We may be quiet but our lives are very involved!   Thank you for this group and your wonderful posts!

Sincerely, Sheri

Comment by Christine Gibbins on October 23, 2011 at 4:44am
Welcome to the new members, sadly this Group seems to be, almost a one man show, so please, share your farming notes.
Comment by Christine Gibbins on October 23, 2011 at 4:42am

We are just back from the UK Ploughman Championships, this is a link to the photos

Match Photos

Comment by Christine Gibbins on February 23, 2011 at 2:46am

A note taken from an old farm diary dated 1870

A Farmers Wife recipe for a Bullock in Scour c 1870 1oz Tumerick, 1oz Fenugreek, 1oz Sulhp Vivan, 1oz Aniseed, 1oz Dispenter, 1-1/2oz Drachm Opium ....to be given in a quart of strong beer.

[scour is loose droppings]

 

Comment by Christine Gibbins on January 9, 2011 at 2:49am
Comment by Christine Gibbins on December 13, 2010 at 1:06pm

The "Farmers Weekly" a UK magazine on line has this thread running on it's forums, the links and suggestions given to the original poster may be of interest:

http://www.fwi.co.uk/community/forums/history-of-agriculture-in-bri...

Comment by Steve Baldock on October 23, 2009 at 5:39pm
99.9% of my family ancestors were "Ag Lab".
Anyone with interests in East Kent?
Comment by Sean K on July 26, 2009 at 7:28am
Great idea for a Group! Most, if not all, of my paternal ancestors pre-1900 were connected to the rural farming industries, either small time farmers, shepherds or the eponymous "Ag Lab". I've only recently started celebrating this fact, gathering information about how they would've lived. It was certainyl tough, but at least they avoided the horrific diseases and crowding of the cities!
Comment by Christine Gibbins on July 23, 2009 at 1:21pm
A note to say Welcome to the members of this Group. I am based in the UK, so my thoughts and research are all based on Farming in the UK and the county of Devonshire. I am looking forward to hearing about Agriculture in other parts of the world too.
I look forward to your questions and your notes on your own research. I hope this will be a lively debate.
Best wishes, Chris
 

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