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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 & Post - Building an Old-fashioned Pole Barn, Part 6 - Finishing Out & Settlin' In

Well, it's been awhile since episode 11 came out; but if I said it was due to laziness, I’d be lyin’. There’re no two ways about it… things have been pretty busy around here the last few months. As always, I’m filming more farm and homestead footage, while tryin’ to put together previously filmed shows and manage a small homestead at the same time (all that while still enjoyin’ my dear family and havin’ the time of our lives!). I don’t want to tease you too much…but I had a meetin’ with myself a couple weeks ago and laid out the subject material for this year’s new shows. We (me and myself) were in unanimity with our excitement to present this next “season” of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, which will begin Volume 2. I can’t wait for you to see what’s comin’ up!

I’ve been pretty eager to complete this latest show (episode 12) for a number of reasons; the chief one being that it completes the old-fashioned pole barn installments. In this episode you'll be able to see the finishing touches I applied to my pole barn workshop, both inside and out, along with some other options and applications a structure like this could be used for on the small farm. I’ve had a ball buildin’ the workshop, but I’m enjoyin’ usin’ it even more than I thought I would. As you’ll see in the show, my tools (the best ones, anyway) are all moved into the workshop and I’m pretty well settled in. However, the pole barn series is not all this 12th episode completes. It will also bring closure to what I’m going to call Volume 1 of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show. And in case some of you might have wondered—yes, this first volume of the FHC Show will be made available for purchase on DVD comin’ up later this year. Keep checkin' back here for upcoming particulars about that. I’m also still workin’ like crazy on a book that details the construction of an old-fashioned pole barn. That too, should be available for purchase some time later this year.

There's also a companion post on which contains a few more details on finishing out the pole barn. Just mash on the “Buildin’ or Makin’” link over here to the left.

Simply hit on the video here below and enjoy the latest show called "Finishing Out and Settlin' In".

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