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Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them by Rolfe Cobleigh. 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. Chapters are;
Workshop and tools
The steel square
In and around the house
Barns and stock
Poultry and beef
Garden and orchard
Field and wood
Gates and doors
When we build
Worth knowing

Softcover, 288 pages, 130mm x 190mm, b&w drawings, brand new. Check out my other listings for more books Im happy to combine postage where possible. pickup is at Seddon. Please click here to ask a question
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Farming checklist
  1. Broadband for rural NZ is here. Find out more
  2. Get rural insurance from a specialised rural insurer

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  • Seller location: Blenheim, Marlborough, NZ

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