is a bimonthly
journal in support of farming
and logging with draft horses,
mules, and oxen. The June/July18 issue was mailed to subscribers on May 25, 2018. Below is this issue’s annotated Table of Contents, with a link to a full feature article to showcase the good reading delivered to your door every other month when you
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Joe tells us about his time at the Waverly Horse Sale, vistis to Ralph Rice's farm, Columbia Mule Days, three shoots in Texas as well as his upcoming trip to Horse Progress Days.
Vintage photos of rural life by renouned photographer JC Allen including photos of preparing for spring plowing, twelve team hitch plowing, and threshing in Indiana.
(contacts for breed registries and regional draft clubs)
(please tell ‘em you saw it in Rural Heritage)
Katrina Julian continues her beautifully written journal about a year on she and Jason’s dairy farm. Read about this fine tuned diversified farm business where all members play essential roles. Katrina does a wonderful job of explaining the complexities of every element of the business, from the daily chores to the building of a new barn to the loss of their much loved Brabant, Billings. There is too much to list here.
Anne and Eric Nordell discuss both mechanical and chemical fly protection for their horses. The benefits of fly nets, fly bonnets, neck sleeves, repellents well as a list of suppliers of nylon fly nets are included.
Charlie Tennessen teaches us about nutritious flint corn. He has experimented with a number of varieties and shares his planting, cultivating, seed saving techniques as well as explaining nixamalization to ensure the nutritionals value of the corn for human consumption. Suppliers of flint corn seed are also listed.
Flint corn makes great tamales. Charlie Tennessen teaches us his technique of soaking (nixamalization), grinding and prepares his flint corn.
Ralph Rice instructs us on how to build a couple of different corn cribs and a grain bin. Advice on sizing your bins is also included.
A call to attend and participate in the Middle Tennessee Mule Skinners world record attempt at the most mules plowing. The event will be held September 29th, 2018 in Woodbury, Tennessee.
Brandt Ainsworth’s essay about the respect that one earns for a lifetime’s work and how we need to keep that in mind and show our appreciation…even at the grocery store!
Another in our series reprinted from Farm Knowledge, Volume 12, Farm Animals, Their Care and Diseases, prepared by Sears and Roebuck.
Everything you want to know about raising chickens; choosing a breed, general care, housing, breeding, hatching, and artificial brooding.
Karen Kirsch attended the Donkey Welfare Symposium in November 2017. There were seminars on donkey history, ecological impact, physiology, behavior and versatility. Ms Kirsch also reports on some disturbing global activities harming donkeys.
This second article about the many roads Ms. Caskey’s has taken in her life. From her work in the Vintage Show Company to starting an internet company, learning to fly, painting, magazine editing, book and magazine illustrating, sculpture, not to mention the many horses and breeds that she has loved along the way.
Jenifer Morrissey shares another journey her great-great grandparents took in 1910 from Florida to Oregon. His diaries give us a good sense of the times as they toured Cumberland Island, Georgia, observed barrel staves in Arkansas, Success, Arkansas, known for their freshwater pearl boom, traveled the Ohio River to Chicago, road the rails to threshing season in Montana. Ms Morrissey gives great historical background to each of the stops on the journey.