Forty Acres & A Red Belly Ford: The Smith Family of Calloway County

Granddaddy Hal on his tractor at Smith Farms.

Forty Acres & A Red Belly Ford:

The Smith Family of Calloway County


In Forty Acres & A Red Belly Ford: The Smith Family of Calloway County, the time-honored traditions of farming and rural life are shared through family stories, photographs, memories, and even a few favorite recipes.

 

For ten generations, the Smiths have made a life farming tobacco on land settled by their ancestors in the early 1820s. Tobacco farming is a practiced art form, a true craft. It is also a learned skill and trade—taught by one generation and acquired by the next.

 

As the book follows the Smiths through ordinary daily life, you’ll feel the extraordinary sense of place that comes from tending the land. The Smith family has captured the essence of their rural Kentucky heritage in this delightful book of family stories, laced with rich local history.

Tobacco Barn at Smith Farms