Farm Life
Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more

Tractor Plowing 101

Good tractor plowing remains the key to good farming.

Portable Blacksmith Shop Brings Old Trade to Shows

A hog-moving trailer and lumber from an old barn enable one man's blacksmith shop to demonstrate craft.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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Badger Steam and Gas Engine Show

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RESTORING ANTIQUE TOOLS

Here is the book that finally unlocks the secrets that professional restorers have been using for years. It explains critical (and previously closely held) restoration techniques in a way that even the most uninitiated can understand and follow. Chapters cover boring and edge tools, planes (wood, wood-bottomed and metal), measuring tools, saws and other miscellaneous tools, as well as information on cleaning and refinishing. The author explains how to make a bow for a bow drill, how to make wedges for planes, how to replace vials in levels, and literally hundreds of other such invaluable instructions.

$19.95

CLASSIC TRACTOR AROUND THE WORLD PLAYING CARDS

Designed by John Harvey of Classic Tractor Fever, these deluxe playing cards come in a custom box with two decks per box. Every card has a color photo of a restored classic tractor, including its year, brand, model, owner's name/state and a significant fact about that tractor. They make the perfect gift for tractor enthusiasts!

$12.50