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

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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 fkuyken on July 17, 2009 at 1:45pm
I replied to your group before I noticed you were from the UK. I used some state abbreviations that I may need to clarify. MN is Minnesota. It touches the Canadian boarder and directly south of it is AR (Arkansas). These two states are in the center of the US.

I have British friends who became US citizens recently. Marguerite is from Grimsby (I think that is how it is spelled). It is on the eastern coast north of the London area.

I will be interested in comparing the farming traditions of the two countries. My parents are still living. Daddy is 87 and did a lot of orchard work during the 1930s in Arkansas. Mother is 84 are was raised on a farm in Minnesota.

While my husband are not "farmers," we try to raise a veggie garden each summer. Lately with the heat and lack of timely rain, we haven't been successful. We discussed that we really are lucky that our existence doesn't rely upon our raising our own food. I have such respect for my mother-in-law because her garden was the difference between eating well and doing not so well. More about that later.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your life in England.

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On Fri, Jul 17, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Christine Gibbins wrote:

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Hi Francis,

Yes farming is one of the most important things in all our lives now and way back when!!!
I hope to add some snippets of farm life that I have gleaned over the years, this will be UK based.

Best wishes Chris.

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Comment by fkuyken on July 17, 2009 at 6:16am
This really is an interesting topic since so many of us today are not into farming as an occupation. My maternal and paternal lines were farmers. Maternal in MN and paternal in AR during the 1800s. We can see where this group goes.

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