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Shelly HeimerPosted at 12:00h, 22 July
John BeardmorePosted at 12:51h, 22 July
13 – and I loved it!
Karen.Posted at 12:53h, 22 July
ROBERT ULLOMPosted at 13:08h, 22 July
Dawn schemperPosted at 13:09h, 22 July
JudyPosted at 13:09h, 22 July
Amy VicePosted at 13:10h, 22 July
21, when I started dating my husband.
Kimberly NeumillerPosted at 14:03h, 22 July
21. That’s when I was engaged to my husband!
DennisPosted at 14:26h, 22 July
Mary Jo ManethPosted 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
TrishPosted at 14:52h, 22 July
20, when I married the farmer
Paul E. TomlinsonPosted at 17:23h, 22 July
11 or 12, 520 JD making hay & hauling manure
AnnPosted at 20:16h, 22 July
JuliePosted at 21:38h, 22 July
DonnaPosted at 21:39h, 22 July
Allen WaltersPosted at 21:47h, 22 July
Wayne HansenPosted at 22:18h, 22 July
around 12 years old
Bobby HansenPosted at 22:20h, 22 July
7 would roll behind planter
BrendanPosted at 07:28h, 23 July
Knee high to a grasshopper!
Karen HancockPosted at 08:16h, 23 July
davidPosted 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 BrenneisPosted at 08:25h, 23 July
7 years old Dad had me on the tractor teaching me how to plow.
Jerry MathisonPosted at 08:41h, 23 July
Darl DeedsPosted at 09:06h, 23 July
I was driving our Ford 860 at 5 and helping with ear corn harvest at 6
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John MurphyPosted 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.
cdsjerryPosted 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 McGrewPosted 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,norwayPosted at 13:38h, 23 July
At seven years old i helped my parents raking hay with tractor Ford 2000,38hp.
Brian NielsenPosted 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
FRANK DIETRICHPosted at 17:01h, 23 July
a proud 13
Leann BarkerPosted at 18:36h, 23 July
I started helping when I was 12. I raked hay. Now I help in the field doing whatever!!!