Farm DIY: 20 Useful and Fun Projects for Your Farm or Homestead

Farm DIY: 20 Useful and Fun Projects for Your Farm or Homestead

by Samantha Johnson, Daniel Johnson


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Roll Up Your Sleeves and Build a Better Farm! Loaded with complete plans and easy-to-follow construction tips, this book offers a creative mix of both practical and decorative projects for working and hobby farms. Veteran family farmers and 4-H alumni Samantha and Daniel Johnson present 20 essential projects for aspiring homesteaders. From log jacks, rabbit hutches, and milking stools to a goat see-saw and a barn quilt, clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. An introduction to the DIY mindset explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself, and provides an overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each task. Farm DIY also includes a background discussion of farming today, and instructions for building an effective farmer’s market display stand for selling your products. Inside Farm DIY · 20 step-by-step, do-it-yourself projects for creating the farm of your dreams. · Build practical items like gates, bee houses, log jacks, rabbit hutches, and milking stools. · Make fun items like a barn quilt and a goat see-saw. · Create an attractive display stand for selling your products at farmer’s markets. · Easy-to-complete projects all feature inexpensive materials and basic techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620083321
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 642,735
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Samantha Johnson has collaborated on a number of rural-living guidebooks, including How to Raise Rabbits and Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. A 4-H alumna who lives on a family farm in northern Wisconsin, Samantha is a certified horse show judge and raises purebred Welsh Mountain ponies and Dutch, Holland Lop, and Netherland Dwarf rabbits.

Daniel Johnson is a professional photographer who specializes in imagery of farm life. He is the author of the 4-H Guide to Digital Photography and the coauthor of The Field Guide to Horses. He lives on a family-owned horse farm in northern Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Project List: 1. Build a stone boat 2. Build a log jack 3. Build wooden sawhorses 4. Build a beehive 5. Graft a fruit tree 6. Build a goat milking stand 7. Build wooden fencing 8. Build a “no-sag” gate 9. Build a stone crib fencepost 10. Make a weathervane 11. Build a bee house 12. Transplant a tree 13. Build a farmer’s market display stand 14. Design a barn quilt 15. Build a small stone wall 16. Paint a barn 17. Extract and bottle honey 18. Build a goat see-saw 19. Build a rabbit hutch 20. Build a rabbit nesting box

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