Seller: rckcrkrcks (1,210) 100%, Location: Bessemer, Alabama, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 302133251690 The family farm is a vanishing institution in the US. This is a survey of its history over the past 100 years and will serve as a definitive guide to all those interested in collecting authentic rural items associated with the family farm. It describes the various tools, gadgets and implements used in farm life, together with descriptions of farm implements of harvesting and husbandry. There is also information on needle-work, cooking and canning utensils, advertising items and other collectables integral to farm life. A vital ingredient for the "country look" in decorating is the display of old farm implements that, in their worn state, represent a nostalgia for a quieter, simpler lifestyle. Clemens has compiled a handy flea-market guide for collectors in this area, covering everything from husking pegs and dibbles to farm toys, quilts, and giant John Deere and McCormick machines. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of farm life-including dairy, poultry, bees, butchering, planting, and harvesting-and is accompanied by black-and-white photos of the tools used, suggested readings, and expected price ranges. Free shipping. PayPal preferred, Bitcoin also accepted. Payment within 48 hours of purchase appreciated. Condition: No tears, markings or missing pages.