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Hobby Farms Presents: DIY Projects

Farm projects are never in short supply, but we'll help you tackle them easier with in this publication from the editors of Hobby Farms.


Work on the farm is never-ending. Your tools could use a little TLC. It’s been a long, cold winter, and you’re worried about the health of the bees in the hive. Your apple trees need pruning, but you aren’t sure where to begin. Your goat’s hooves are looking a little, well, unkempt.

Sure, you could try hiring someone to take care of these and the countless other chores you keep meaning to tackle around your farmstead. Is that why you moved to the land in the first place, though—so you can pass of the cores to someone else?

Probably not.

Personally completing chores on your property likely gives you a deep sense of satisfaction, as well as a better connection with your land. It can be difficult to know where to begin, though, if the tasks are unfamiliar and seem intimidating.

That’s where we come in. With step-by-step tutorials written by experts from across the country, DIY Projects—the latest edition from the Hobby Farms Presents Series – features all of the information you need to maximize your property. You’ll get your land looking and performing its best without the help of a handyman.

What You’ll Find Inside
Included are more than 20 projects—all featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full-color photos to help you with your how-tos. Find out how to create a nest box for rabbits, build a solar-powered chicken coop, raise a hive of bees, make a vertical garden out of pallets, take a soil sample, sharpen a chainsaw and much more. Improve your home, land and life with these simple how-to projects.

Contents

Build a Nest Box for Rabbits
By Samantha Johnson

Hatch Ducks in an Incubator
By Lisa Steele

Build a Warming Hut for Goats
By Mike McLeod

Trim Goat’s Hooves
By Sharon Biggs Waller

How to Set Up a Brooder Room
By Jean M. Fogle

Build a Solar-powered Chicken Coop
By Amy Grisak

Build a Chicken Tractor
By Rhoda Peacher

Install a Package of Bees in a Hive
By Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Make a Candy Board
By Samantha Johnson

Perform a Late-winter Hive Check
By Elizabeth Millard

Build a Manure-heated Cold Frame
By Rick Gush

Build an Electric Propagating Bed
By Rick Gush

Graft Tomatoes
By Amy Grisak

Create a Vertical Pallet Garden
By Kevin Fogle

Prune a Fruit Tree
By Amy Grisak

Build a Worm Composting Tower
By Kevin Fogle

Build a Square-foot Garden
By Amy Grisak

Take a Soil Sample
By Kevin Fogle

Can Your Produce
By Cheryl Morrison

Install a Gate
By John Howle

Install a Split-rail Fence
By Cheryl Morrison

Sharpen a Chainsaw
By Cheryl Morrison

Care for Your Tools
By Kevin Fogle

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