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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
Quote of the week...
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Ronald Reagan
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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, that's purpose is dedicated to preserving, celebrating, and developing old-fashioned skills of the traditional farm.

Latest Video and Post - Building an Old-fashioned Pole Barn, Part 4

It's time to rise to a new level in the building of my workshop ... all the way to the top!

In this latest show (episode 9) I'm puttin' up the trusses, rafters, and lathing that will form the skeletal structure of the roof. Take a look at the 4th installment of the Building a Pole Barn Structure series in this 9th episode of The Farm Hand's Companion Show.

There's also the companion post to this 4th installment of building a pole barn structure in the “Buildin’ or Makin’” link over here to the left. As usual, the companion article contains more details on the subject. Happy watchin' and readin'!

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.