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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...
My object is to recover the fields from the exhausted state into which they have fallen, by oppressive crops and to restore them (if possible by any means in my power) to health and vigour. But two ways will enable me to accomplish this. This first is to cover them with as much manure as possible (winter and summer). The 2d a judicious succession of crops.
George Washington in a letter to William Pearce, December 18, 1793
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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.

Visit with Pa Mac at the Ames Plantation Heritage Festival, Saturday October 14th, Grand Junction, Tennessee

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Pa Mac will be demonstrating 19th century farming methods and woodworking skills at the 20th Annual Ames Plantation Heritage Festival. This unique festival features more than 150 folk artists, demonstrators, re-enactors and musicians providing an exceptional day of entertainment and education. In addition to a day filled with the sounds of gospel, blues and string band music, a diverse selection of 19th century skills and activities will be offered. Visitors may take part in hands-on activities such as cotton picking, goat milking, stenciling, and even digging with an archaeologists on a real historic site. The Civil War Era will be brought to life through living history encampments, educational presentations and demonstrations, including cannon fire exhibitions. A wide selection of folk art and crafts will be available for purchase from some of the most talented folk artists in the region. Come meet Pa Mac and his family! For more information, visit this link.

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: “Protecting My Garden from Frost” - An FHC Extra

In this Farm Hand’s Companion “Extra”, I show not only the conditions under which a frost might occur, but also a few things to try that might just make the difference in savin’ your young garden plants from a killin’ frost. Take a look here.
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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, 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