Machinery

Homesteading articles about Machinery as it pertains to homesteaders, farming, animal husbandry, gardening, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Friend, Anybody Can Weld

Some of my earliest memories were of gluing paper together to make something in kindergarten. My materials then were pieces…

2 months ago

Razor’s Edge Extreme Knife Sharpening

It only took me about 40 years to learn how to really sharpen a knife.  I mean really sharp... as…

3 months ago

How to Buy a Pickup Truck for the Homestead (or Looking for the Best Mule)

“He drives a ’57 GMC pickup truck.   It’s got a gun rack and a' Goat Ropers Need Love, too!' sticker.” ~"Redneck…

10 months ago

Trailer Basics: Tips and Tricks for Smooth Hauling

Whether your homestead is your backyard or a full-fledged farm, sooner or later you need to use a trailer. From…

1 year ago

Homestead Truck Turned Mobile Workshop

Like many folks who need to work on things, I started out with an old pickup truck.  I loved this…

1 year ago

The Benefits of Classic Tractors

I like to think of the tractor as the Cuisinart of land.  There are so many little chores on the…

1 year ago

Adam vs. the Post Pounder

As far as I can tell, the blame lies squarely with Prince William of England and his then-fiancée, Kate the…

1 year ago

Non-Electric Dreamin’: Lehman’s Store Serves the Amish, Homesteaders, and the Big Wide World

Jay Lehman had a dream.  It was a modest dream.  But the dream of Lehman's Store that started in a…

2 years ago

Your Car Insurance Doesn’t Cover You, Guaranteed!

You're probably asking, "Hey, Tony, what does car insurance have to do with homesteading?" Well, if you're like me, then…

2 years ago

Zen and the Sport of Scything: Tai-chi or Golf?

I have to cut some hay.  It’s one of those must-do things.  If I put it off, I pay the…

2 years ago