Farming was a key factor to the success of a homesteader. Click on one of the following demonstrations to watch and learn how homesteaders plowed, planted and harvested the land.
Plowing and Planting
Did You Know?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles. -- Homestead National Monument of America