The History of the Hanna Farm, Part 2

By the end of World War 1, Abe was flush with money, or at least as flush as any farmer can be. Grain prices had risen dramatically during the war, and crops had been good – he had averaged 24 bushels to the acre. It was time to go land-hunting again.

And time for another surprise for me. Continue reading “The History of the Hanna Farm, Part 2”

The True History of the Hanna Farm – Part 1

When you’re a child, you don’t question how things are. You just assume that the way things are now is the way they’ve always been.

At least, I did. I assumed that the farm I knew, consisting of 1080 acres – the home section of 640 acres, most of a half-section (280 acres) to the west across the road, and another the quarter-section of 160 acres about ½ mile to the north – had always been in my family’s possession.

Boy, was I in for a surprise! Continue reading “The True History of the Hanna Farm – Part 1”