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1986: Spring on the Farm

Spring on the farm is still a fine, marvelous thing, as it was in 1986 and long before that. It’s still muddy, and there’s still tons of work to be done, too.

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1986: Butting and Tipping Seed Corn Sheller

Bob Artley showed a seed corn sheller in 1986.

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1986: Use Your Imagination

I wasn’t much on the outdoors when I was a kid, and didn’t have any outdoor chores like those featured in this 1986 Bob Artley comic, but I did pretend I was a knight. I also pretended I was a … Continue reading

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1986: High Tech Solutions to Low-Tech Problems

I’ve never milked a cow before, but I imagine getting whapped by a cow’s tail wouldn’t be pleasant.

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1986: Cozy, Back in the Day

A cozy winter evening in the old days would be pretty much the same as it is now, but with a laptop or e-reader and an electric bulb in place of the book and lamp.

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1985: Butts in the Paper

Normally we try to avoid having images of lots of butts in the newspaper, but cows are less self-conscious than people, and these are merely illustrated cows from 1985 anyway. And then there are other exceptions, too.

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1985: Before Refrigerators, We Had…

Before refrigerators, smokehouses helped preserve food, as this 1985 Bob Artley comic shows. (Before refrigerators, there were also iceboxes and canning options, and you could dry or candy fruit, too.)

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1985: The Dreams of Children

Viewing a Bob Artley comic is like reading a loveletter to childhood.

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1985: What’s an Ensilage Cutter?

I’m a town kid, and though I can tell the difference between a tractor and a combine, if it weren’t for Bob Artley, I would be reduced to calling this ensilage cutter a “thingy” if I saw it on a … Continue reading

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1985: Memories of a Former Kid

And here’s Bob Artley’s other wonderful comic, Memories of a Former Kid.

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