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Old 12-06-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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Is anyone else interested in pre-industrial or early industrial (pre 1900) farming?

My father is an expert on this subject, and I am starting to get into it as well. Growing up, we always had some form of farming implements in our garage, such as horse drawn plows, fanning mills, scythes, and the like. When I walked into my own garage today and saw the power tools, fertilizer bags, battery chargers, etc. I got hit with a wave of nostalgia, remembering the huge collection of wooden tools, metal implements, horseshoes, and other simple artifacts of an earlier age.

Is old time farming even considered a hobby?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Is old time farming even considered a hobby?
Not to the Amish.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Is old time farming even considered a hobby?
You bet it is. Here's a good place to start. This website is mainly about early power but there are other articles and many links.

Farm Collector - Home Page
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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Thanks! I'll have to forward that site to my dad as well.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Well, it's what I do for a living - and I love my job so much I guess it's also my hobby! Plus, it pays so badly maybe it is more of a hobby than a job. We do have lots of volunteers - they love it too, so maybe they consider it a hobby!

If you want to do this for fun, find a Living Historical Farm near you and find out if you can volunteer. They'd love to have you! There's at least one in most states. Check out these websites to find a Farm near you: www.alhfam.org, www.momcc.org . The ALHFAM link will lead you to find the living historical farms in your area.

Have fun, and I'm so glad you're thinking about this. Join us!
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