Handy Farm Devices: And How to Make Them

by Rolfe Cobleigh (Author)

Editorial Reviews

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

Country Living Magazine, April, 1997
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.

Product Details

Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press; First edition (February 1, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558214321



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