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Farming Then, Farming Now

Continuing the “farm” theme, the first article was written about 1900 by Charles Chester Ruff, the patriarch of the family.  He was writing to the editor of his hometown  newspaper back in Pennsylvania, describing the farming conditions of western Kansas.  His letter … Continue reading

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Trails to the Farm

It occurred to me (while taking my shower??) that before I get too deep into the farm and daily events, it might be helpful if I take you down the trail that led to the farm.  Sort of a “duh” … Continue reading

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