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"And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you."
1 Thessalonians 4:11
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The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
James Madison
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Farm Hand's Companion-An Online Companion to the Self-Sufficient Farm or Homestead

Hello there!
Welcome to Farm Hand's Companion.
From articles, posts, and photographs to the Farm Hand's Companion Show (see the latest episode below)...FHC is an online periodical of sorts dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and developing old-fashioned skills of the traditional farm.

Latest Video and Post - Building an Old-fashioned Pole Barn, Part 5 - Roof and Walls

I’ve just wrapped up episode 11 of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show with the latest installment of the pole barn series. How about a tin roof and some pine wood walls? Now we can let the wind blow and the rain fall (and feel better knowin’ my tools can stay dry).

Although it now looks more complete, the pole barn workshop will actually require a few finishing touches that I’ll show you later so be lookin’ for that down the road. (By the way, I’ve just begun writing a rough draft of a book that will give even more details—from start to finish—about building a pole barn. Not sure when that’ll become available for purchase; just wanted you to know it’s in the works and chuggin’ along, though.)

There's also a companion post (considered callin’ these “com-posts” but didn’t want to confuse anybody) which, as always, contains a few more details on how the tin and walls went up. To find it, mash here.

The Farm Hand's Companion Show with Pa Mac

In a video blog called The Farm Hand's Companion Show, watch serial episodes as I take an undeveloped tract of land and attempt to turn it into a working, traditional farm. Keep up with the progress this year as I'll be clearing land, making some lumber, building a workshop for my tools...and figuring out where to put a few overcrowded chickens. See the latest episode above, or go to The Farm Hand's Companion Show page to watch all episodes. Check back often for the latest shows, or subscribe to get email updates on new shows or posts (up and to the right).

Articles & Photographs About Simple Back to Basics Farming

Gardening, raising livestock, woodworking...you name it...most facets of traditional farm topics will be covered from time to time. Within each of the categories you'll find posts, articles, or pictures that I think you'll like. I'll be posting new ones as often as the farm work permits. So keep checkin' back often for some fresh farm reading!
Look over here to the left and up a bit, then mash on any particular topic of interest to you.
Disclosure Statement for Farm Hand's Companion: In order to help support my filming and writing goings-on on Farm Hand’s Companion, posts or ads on this site may contain paid ads or affiliate links. Affiliate links are designed to provide a means for me to earn advertising fees by linking to companies and/or products. When you make purchases after punchin’ on the links and ads on Farm Hand’s Companion, you’re actually supporting the things you watch and read on the Farm Hand’s Companion website. It’s a win-win for me, my website, the company that’s advertising, and for you. All that ... and you’re not likely to drive off the road while reading big words painted on an old barn. Thank you so much for supporting Farm Hand’s Companion. Yours truly, Pa Mac