By doing an online search for Harvest china, I would soon learn that what I had just purchased were 6-1/2-inch-in-diameter “bread and butter plates” produced by the Homer Laughlin China Co. of Newell, West Virginia, in the 1940s.
As Rich Crone looks ahead to February and the 50th anniversary of his family farm, Pine Hurst Acres, it’s clear that diversification and precision agriculture technologies have been the keys to long-term profitability and viability. Read more
The “kids” at the Taylor household are sad to be missing out on the Pennsylvania Farm Show this year. Roscoe and Jessica Taylor have three children and 18 goats at their Thompsontown home. Read more
Even before the current COVID-19 pandemic, long working hours, early mornings, physically demanding tasks, coupled with market fluctuations and weather conditions contributed to the chronic stress experienced by farm families that affects their physical and mental health. Read more
Laura Greenawalt’s passion for baking began with her mom, who also sold baked goods at many farmers markets throughout her home area in Montana. Read more
Family traditions handed down from generation to generation tend to make a special appearance on farms around the Christmas holidays. Read more
Mary’s Go Round Petting Zoo is well-known in southern Maryland for its farm menagerie of cuddly critters that includes rabbits, chicks, ducks, geese, pygmy goats, sheep, mini donkeys, mini horses, mini zebu cows, alpacas and two camels — one named Princess Jasmine and the other, Aladdin, of course. Read more
Messick’s Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is presenting its eighth annual Christmas light show. Read more