Machines and technology from rural America
Trading petroleum for muscle will keep you in shape and save you money.

Build A Wooden Hay Rake
Hank reports on his efforts to make a wooden hay rake from materials growing on the farm.
Setting Up the New Water Pump
Robyn fixes her water problems with a new pump.
Ames® Tools Factory Visit
GRIT's web editor had the opportunity to head to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for a factory visit at the Ames tools facilities.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Tools

Tilling the Garden

Choosing a Tiller

Find all of the information you need for choosing your next garden tiller.


Fencing and Livestock Equipment: Post Pounder


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