Tag: farming

What Harvest Teaches Me About Managing Finances

Last weekend, my family and I took the trip back home to northwest Iowa to help my family with harvest. Dad let me run the combine for two days, and he hauled the corn into town and put it away in the bins for the winter. As I rode up and down the corn rows …

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How to Get Started in Farming

Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own farm! Sounds like a scene from a movie doesn’t it? A scene where the mom …

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Raising Chickens in Your Backyard – Locally Raised?

Have you heard the latest news out of Papillion, NE? In the heart of the Midwest¬†Papillion’s city council has voted down 6-2 that residents aren’t allowed to raise chickens in there backyard! Can you believe that? In the middle of the heartland local governments are dictating what people can and cannot raise on their land. …

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Farming During the Great Depression

Since we started ThreeThriftyGuys.com more than two years ago I’ve done a number of articles on the Great Depression. To name a few, “How people survived the Great Depression“, and “How the Great Depression Changed People.” ¬†All of these are because of the impact my Grandparents have had on my life. My Grandpa is 92 …

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