Farm Stories

The previous stories I have written and posted on the web were mainly about my life in the 1920's and 1930's. These following tales and anecdotes take place in the next couple of decades, the 1940's and 1950's, when I lived on the farm. My descendants may be interested reading them someday.

I had the advantage of living in a period of great change in agriculture. We had a taste of living as my grandfather did in the days of horse-power and small independent minded farmers, and then went through the changing times heading toward the big corporate farms. Through the years I could see the "hand writing on the wall", first, "vertical integration" in the poultry business followed by the same trend in the dairy industry. They spelled the end of the traditional farm life. You had to grow bigger and more specialized to make a living. When farming no longer seemed to be a "way of life" but became a specialized business, the fun faded for me, but I wouldn't have missed those earlier days for anything.

Charles E. Page age 82 January 2003

Bull Story   Cyclone

The Beginning    Living on the Farm    Horse Tales

A New Chapter  

Wedding Trip   Calf Trouble

The Angry Cow    The Unborn Calf    Chicken Feed

Maple Syrup

First Born