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Purchase the album “Homemade - Music from The Farm Hand’s Companion Show” by Pa Mac
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Available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, or several other online music stores!
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Mash here for details
"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...
Every improvement in husbandry should be gratefully received and peculiarly fostered in this Country, not only as promoting the interests and lessening the labour of the farmer, but as advancing our respectability in a national point of view; for in the present State of America, our welfare and prosperity depend upon the cultivation of our lands and turning the produce of them to the best advantage.
George Washington
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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.

Christmas for a Sharecropper’s Daughter

At this Christmas-time of the year, I thought it would be appropriate to re-highlight a post I made a few years back. It features the recollections of my mama’s Christmases as a young girl. I’m pointin’ attention to it again for two main reasons: First, it contains a principled message that newer generations still need to hear, and secondly, it just makes for good readin’. So to get in my little time machine and transport back to Christmases long ago, just mash here and start readin’ the reminisces of my mama, Lenora (whom we all now refer to as “Granny”). I hope it starts you off to havin’ a Merry Christmas.
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The Latest Video: “The Vegetable Garden” - Episode 16

In this latest episode of The Farm Hand's Companion Show, we’ll go into greater detail about the vegetable or “kitchen” garden, demonstratin’ the basics including laying off rows, plantin’, and cultivating the plot using all types of methods. You’ll see a little about soil fertility and soil improvement using homemade fertilizers, dealing with threats to your garden plants (ever try to keep deer or crows out of your garden?), as well as three basic purposes of a garden for the small farm or homestead. I sincerely hope you enjoy this latest installment—Episode 16 – “The Vegetable Garden”.
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Now available … “Homemade - Music from The Farm Hand’s Companion Show”

If you’ve enjoyed the soundtracks heard in the show (played completely on homemade instruments), you can now purchase one of the tunes…or two of ‘em…or the whole album if you want! Take a look (and listen) at “Homemade” … available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon … or a whole bunch of other online music stores.

The Farm Hand's Companion Show, Volume One on DVD, and the "Building an Old-fashioned Pole Barn" Book by Pa Mac

It’s here…the first volume of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show is available for purchase. The DVD contains the first 12 episodes of the show, along with the FHC Extras, and even special features including a photo gallery with a few pictures of my family and I.

Just mash here for more info on the DVD!
The book “Building an Old-Fashioned Pole Barn” contains detailed information about pole barn construction, complete with photographs as well as some practical ideas about customizing a pole barn for small farm or homestead use.

Punch this here for more info on the book!

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