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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...
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.
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Visit with Pa Mac at the 1800’s Day Spring Fest!

The Greasy Creek General Store in Buffalo, Missouri will be kickin’ off the spring season with their 2nd annual 1800's Day Spring Fest on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th!

There’ll be a host of good vendors and demonstrators highlighting information, hands-on activities, and live demonstrations of life 200 years ago. And join me, Pa Mac, there; I’ll be demonstrating old time farm ways of the 1800’s.

The General Store will have sales and specials going on throughout both days, brand new products will be set out that weekend, and they’ll be randomly calling out Instant Winner Games over the loudspeakers! All this will be in conjunction with their usual garden plants, herbs, and flowers, as well as outdoor furniture and planters.

It’ll be a weekend of great fun for the whole family, so mark your calendars for April 28th and 29th.

Located at Greasy Creek General Store in Buffalo, MO, right on Hwy 32.

For more information, or if you have any questions, go to the Greasy Creek General Store Facebook page.

See y'all at the store!

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 Latest Video: “Preparing Land for Cultivation with Hand Tools, Pigs, and Plows” - Episode 15 of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show

In this latest episode of The Farm Hand’s Companion Show, I begin to develop some garden spots, showin’ not only how to clear land and prepare the dirt with simple tools (and especially with livestock like hogs), but how to make the soil more fertile at the same time—and with some simple but effective methods...nature’s way. Just mash here to watch it!
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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, 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