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Handy Farm Devices: And How to Make Themby Rolfe Cobleigh
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A classic from the golden age of American farming
Handy Farm Devices, Second Edition, is as useful and pertinent for homesteaders and small-scale farmers today as it was when it was first published nearly 100 years ago. A wealth of labor- and money-saving projects fills this century-old guide to low-tech property maintenance along with easy-to-follow instructions and practical illustrations.
Within the pages of this book you will learn to make:
Spill-proof chicken waterers
Portable chicken coops
A lightweight orchard ladder
A small truss bridge
An easy fence-post and stump-puller
Gates that dont sag
Gates that lift over snowdrifts
A handy wood splitter
A bicycle-powered washing machine
And much more
Handy Farm Devices, Second Edition is a rare and engaging combination of nostalgic Americana and helpful instruction, sure to appeal to everyone inclined toward self-sufficiency and the country life.
Practical projects as useful today as when first published nearly 100 years ago.
HANDY FARM DEVICES: And How to Make Them, Second Edition
The original guide to “living green” in a handsome new package
Those who want to reduce their carbon footprint might do well to consult this century-old guide to low-tech property maintenance. Step-by-step instructions include how to build a lightweight ladder, a small truss bridge, a stump puller, gates that don’t sag and can lift over snowdrifts, a wood splitter, and bicycle-powered machines. For anyone who lives a self-sufficient country life—or for those who wish to—this classic guide from the annals of American history remains current and very practical.
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