Rocks are generally a nuisance on farms, but if you have lots of them around, why not embrace that fact and put them to good use? Here are some ideas.
Pigs need less predator protection than other livestock, but they need to avoid the sun. This shelter system provides important shade when the sun is high and hot.
Planters and seeders perform the same function for different crops. Here’s what you need to know to use the machines safely and at maximum efficiency.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.
I had great fun looking at hundreds of old tools during a rare, “just for fun” shopping trip to a quirky store in a nearby town, but I left them all there.
Deer are a pretty big issue on my Wisconsin farm, so when I started a new orchard, I knew I’d need to protect the 10 young trees I planted. Here’s the fence I chose.
If your orchard is not near a hose or irrigation system, an inexpensive, gravity-fed leg tank on a wagon gets the trees the water they need.
Replacing mechanized equipment with these human-powered tools reduces your fossil-fuel use and lets you tread more carefully on your land.