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You could win a Harvest Prize Pack! Simply comment on the question below to be entered to win. The winning entry will be randomly selected from the comments section of this blog. You must comment to win.

At what age did you begin to help with harvest or farming?


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  • Shelly Heimer
    Posted at 12:00h, 22 July


  • John Beardmore
    Posted at 12:51h, 22 July

    13 – and I loved it!

  • Karen.
    Posted at 12:53h, 22 July


    Posted at 13:08h, 22 July

    about 10

  • Dawn schemper
    Posted at 13:09h, 22 July


  • Judy
    Posted at 13:09h, 22 July


  • Amy Vice
    Posted at 13:10h, 22 July

    21, when I started dating my husband.

  • Kimberly Neumiller
    Posted at 14:03h, 22 July

    21. That’s when I was engaged to my husband!

  • Dennis
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 July


  • Mary Jo Maneth
    Posted at 14:47h, 22 July

    about 9 when mom and I plowed in the cooler hours of the day while dad and my brother took a nap. This was in the dry, hot years of the 50’s . The guy’s napped so they could work late into the nite when things were cooler

  • Trish
    Posted at 14:52h, 22 July

    20, when I married the farmer

  • Paul E. Tomlinson
    Posted at 17:23h, 22 July

    11 or 12, 520 JD making hay & hauling manure

  • Ann
    Posted at 20:16h, 22 July

    about 10

  • Julie
    Posted at 21:38h, 22 July


  • Donna
    Posted at 21:39h, 22 July


  • Allen Walters
    Posted at 21:47h, 22 July


  • Wayne Hansen
    Posted at 22:18h, 22 July

    around 12 years old

  • Bobby Hansen
    Posted at 22:20h, 22 July

    7 would roll behind planter

  • Brendan
    Posted at 07:28h, 23 July

    Knee high to a grasshopper!

  • Karen Hancock
    Posted at 08:16h, 23 July


  • david
    Posted at 08:17h, 23 July

    I was too young to recall, I would go with my grandfather on the international H and go bring the cows in from the back pasture and stay down at the barn during milking, as I go older more chores came along. That is why I still farm today

  • Chad Brenneis
    Posted at 08:25h, 23 July

    7 years old Dad had me on the tractor teaching me how to plow.

  • Jerry Mathison
    Posted at 08:41h, 23 July


  • Darl Deeds
    Posted at 09:06h, 23 July

    I was driving our Ford 860 at 5 and helping with ear corn harvest at 6

    • All Aboard
      Posted at 14:04h, 24 July

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  • John Murphy
    Posted at 10:05h, 23 July

    About 8 or 9 years old my father had a threshing machine and used
    an F-20 Farmall with it. I could not reach the clutch but my job was to stay with the tractor and slow it down and slip it out of gear when
    he waved from the thresher to stop. I finally grew enough to reach
    the clutch and start the thresher. Good memories.

  • cdsjerry
    Posted at 10:17h, 23 July

    I guess it depends on what you call “helping”. I have been riding on the trucks since sometime less than 4 years old. At some unknown point I became more help than hurt but I couldn’t say exactly when that was.

    I worked the wheat harvest from TX to Canada starting when I was 18 and LOVED IT! but stopped when I graduated college. In many ways I wish I was still doing it today. It was some of the best times of my life.

  • Dan McGrew
    Posted at 10:46h, 23 July

    Age 4-5, feeding livestock, handcarrying gallon pails of water to chickens and hogs.
    Age 6- Hoe crew thinning and weeding corn
    Helping repair the threshing machine, from inside, craling around on shaker pans.
    Age 8- Water Boy on the threshing crew
    Age 11 — Running a bundle wagon on threshng crew
    Age 13– Engineer on the threshing machine
    Age 15– First year with hay harvest stacking in Colroado mountains
    Age 16 — Combine operator with a wheat hqarvest crew, starting east of Panhandle, Texas.
    Continued on plains wheat harvest and lmountain hay harvests until 20 with time for the army during Korea.
    Age 22–Operating a side=hill combine in the Eastern Washington Palouse country, south of Latah. Crawler tractor on top of the hill, use a cable to hold the combine on the side of the slope.
    Age 24 — Field fork lift operator in Green Pea harvest at Dayton qand Waitsburg, Washington. [Pay was double plians harvests and t there were girls to dance with in the povilion aqt the city parki on Slalturday night.

  • magne kåre tuhus,norway
    Posted at 13:38h, 23 July

    At seven years old i helped my parents raking hay with tractor Ford 2000,38hp.

  • Brian Nielsen
    Posted at 15:28h, 23 July

    Well helping out by their standards or mine, we all think we’re big helpers at an early age. I spent a full summer on the farm when I was 14

    Posted at 17:01h, 23 July

    a proud 13

  • Leann Barker
    Posted at 18:36h, 23 July

    I started helping when I was 12. I raked hay. Now I help in the field doing whatever!!!