Tools

Machines and technology from rural America
Clark Kadis got inventive and rigged a tow-behind garden watering tool to a 2-wheel trailer that he pulls through his market garden with an ATV.

A folding knife
Types of Knives for the Homestead
Different types of knives have various strengths and weaknesses, and understanding them will help get rural tasks done safely.
Earthway Seeder for the Garden
EarthWay Seeder Combination Results in Better Flower Seeding
An innovative approach by an Ohio flower farm, in which he built a 4-row Earthway Seeder, meant faster seeding and transplanting of sunflowers.

Lawn Mower Safety Tips
Lawn mower safety tips to remember when using an electric lawn mower, a push lawn mower and a riding lawn mower.

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Making Hay on a Small Scale

Summertime is a wonderful time of year, a time for making hay for homestead livestock.

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