Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them Paperback – Dec 26 2008
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Originally published in 1909, "Handy Farm Devices" is more than an engaging trip down memory lane. For any small farmer or homesteader, the techniques and devices described in detail are just as useful, durable, and fully functional today as they were 75 years ago. You will learn to build a portable chicken coop, a stone boat (for moving stone), a lightweight orchard ladder, gates that don't sag, and a handy wood splitter, as well as rudimentary farm structures, well houses, bee hives, a baby's cradle, a cheese press and much more. The charming, turn-of-the-century language and useful and inspirational quotes from Shakespeare, the Bible, Bacon, Longfellow and many others make this book a delight to read. --Mark A. Hetts --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A reprint of a 1910 classic, this well-illustrated 288-page paperback is filled with clever ideas and useful information. Even those of us who'd rather pass on making a moveable brooder house for chickens of fashioning a baby cradle from an old barrel will find wisdom in this thrift-conscious and often environmentally wise celebration of self-suffiency. -- Country Living Magazine, April, 1997 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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ECL is a fabulous book on so many levels, while the Handy Farm Devices barely suffices on one. The only value I can see in it is as a bit of archaeological evidence of past practices. I quickly scanned it looking for relavence and value and found none.
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Endlessly useful book, covers any and all sorts of useful things for the small farm or homestead. Saves me a lot of reinventing wheels. Read morePublished on April 15 2013 by Bradley Gould
Thought this book would have practical ideas and instructions for making farm tools. Instead, I found pages containing basic ideas and sketches of devices. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2011 by Adam
After purchasing and reading this book I am quite disappointed. With a few exceptions the ideas in it are fine for nostalgia but either simple enough to figure out yourself or of... Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2010 by Lars
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