Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Cultivating corn, father and son

Cultivating corn, father and son

Vintage farm photo, Brunner Farm

John Hively and his son, Curtis, cultivate corn at the Hively’s Highland Farm in New Waterford, Ohio. This photo was taken in 1919.

(Submitted by Eli Miller)Ben Murphy used to deliver coal, oil, and gasoline to farmers in Ashtabula County, Ohio. He was the lifeline for many farmers in his area.Notice the fly netting on the horses? Fly netting is used to keep flies from irritating the horse, an important safety feature when transporting volatile materials!
(Submitted by Eli Miller)Binding corn stalks was tough work in 1937. Curtis Hively is pulling a corn binder with his Huber tractor in New Waterford, Ohio.