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.

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…

1 month ago

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

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…

3 months ago

Adam vs. the Post Pounder

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

5 months ago

Too Close for Comfort: One Woman’s Misadventures in Pasture Creation

I reflected it was an odd way to spend a morning. Crammed in a bulldozer cab, my bottom perched on…

5 months ago

Homesteading Requires a Keen Edge: Knives on the Homestead

What’s the most oft-used tool on the homestead? Whether cutting vegetables for supper, field dressing wild game, butchering livestock, or…

6 months ago

Chains I Love — Using Log Chains on the Homestead

If you live in the woods, then you absolutely, positively gotta have chains. I don’t mean the sort of chain…

6 months ago

The “Swiss Army Knife” of Homestead Tractors: The Gravely Tractor

What used to be pretty well accepted as “normal” life is likely where we're all headed—tougher times. Most people deluded…

10 months ago

Bush-hogging

Like most Americans, I find it very relaxing on occasion to take time away from my regular work to do…

10 months ago

The Complete Sissy-boy’s Guide to Pickup Trucks

The illustration above is from a 1949 Studebaker advertisement... that Never-never Land where everyone drove a Studebaker. ~~~~~~~~ I grew…

12 months ago

How to Buy a VERY Used Tractor

  If you're shopping for a used tractor, if you've never owned a tractor before, and if you're reading the…

1 year ago

Ford Model 8N Operator’s Manual

  Perhaps you’re wondering what sort of character would write a book review about an owner’s manual. Well, I have…

1 year ago