Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Practical projects as useful today as when first published nearly 100 years ago.