Each week, "Rural Heritage" on RFD-TV treats its viewers to stories of farmers borrowing from yesterday to do the work of today. Using hand tools, natural farming methods and draft animal power, these men and women successfully compete with their neighbors who instead employ large, expensive modern machinery and rely on chemical fertilizers and insecticides to grow their crops.
Draft horses, mules, donkeys and oxen provide the power to till, plant, cultivate and harvest heirloom vegetable and grain crops. Families work together on the farm, and neighbors lend a hand when the work requires it, exactly as it was done on small-scaled diversified family farms in the 1920s and 30s. A willingness to work hard, strong sense of community, commitme
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