Episode 106   addthis

   Pat McConahay visits in Pennsylvania with a man who once made his living demolishing old barns, but now devoted his life to saving them.
   Heartland then moves northeast to Gloucester, Massachusetts with Paul Ryan’s visit with descendants of the hard-working, hard-living Gloucester fisherman.
    Jason Shoultz heads back out to the Midwest and Illinois to visit Muller’s Farm – an 11-acre family farm operating in much the same way family farms did more than a century ago; that is, mostly by horse and hand power.
    A visit to the John Deere factory in Illinois shows viewers the making of the complex equipment that helps keep American farmers productive.
    And viewers meet the third generation of one Kentucky family that’s in the grain milling business – using the same equipment their ancestors did more than a century ago.

Barn SaverBarn Saver
John High has made it his mission to save as many old Pennsylvania barns as he can. Through his Lancaster County business, aptly named, The Barn Saver, he’s rescued more than 200 historic structures--either restoring them to their old luster or, in most cases, recycling the boards and beams into something new, like a house.

 

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Gloucester Fisherman Gloucester Fisherman
Gloucester is America’s oldest working seaport—one of four communities that dot Cape Ann which juts into the Atlantic Ocean north of Boston. At 62 years of age, Sam Novello is one of the senior statesmen of the fishing industry here. He’s a third generation fisherman who followed in his father’s footsteps.

 

Muller's Lane FarmMuller's Lane Farm
On an eleven-acre Illinois homestead, between farmland and a subdivision, a husband and wife are keeping alive the practices of farming and homemaking that thrived 100 years ago.

 

 

Big Green MachinesBig Green Machines
With fewer manufacturers to support the local economy, the Quad Cities are trying to attract new business, especially agri-tourism. Many folks head to Moline to seek out the John Deere Pavilion, an extensive display of farm equipment, both old and new, all made by “Big Green”.

 

Weisenberger MillWeisenberger Mill
Maybe it’s not all that unusual for three generations of the same family to be working together. But what is unusual is that a grandfather, father and son are both the bosses and virtually the entire workforce.

 




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