Capper's Farmer

The Good Ol' Days

Farm Crops Destroyed

Mary Worley ■ Azalea, Oregon

We lived on a farm during the Depression era, where we raised cattle, grain, hay, chickens, and a garden. Crops in general looked promising, just right for a grasshopper invasion. It was 1936, and my husband and I were newly married.

Medium-sized, brown grasshoppers came in droves, cleaning fields quickly

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Capper's Farmer

Capper's Farmer1 min de lecture
Let Us Know ...
Got a comment on an article, or an opinion you'd like to share? Want to let us know what kinds of projects you're working on? Send an email — and photos (JPEG files, 300 dpi, as attachments), if available — with "Rural Free Delivery" in the subject l
Capper's Farmer3 min de lecture
General Store
Available at Store.CappersFarmer.com $26 The Apple & Potato Peeler takes the work out of preparing apples and potatoes for your favorite recipes. Quickly peel, slice, and core an apple in one easy motion. You can just peel or just slice and core, d
Capper's Farmer1 min de lecture
True Pioneer Stories ...
Back in 1955, a call went out from the editors of the then Capper’s Weekly magazine, asking readers to send in articles on true pioneers. Hundreds of letters poured in from early settlers and their children, and from grandchildren of settlers, all wi