Review; Farm DIY - 20 Useful and Fun Projects for Your Farm or Homestead by Samantha Johnson and Daniel Johnson
Description from Netgalley
Roll Up Your Sleeves and Build a Better Farm! Loaded with complete plans and easy-to-follow construction tips, this book offers a creative mix of both practical and decorative projects for working and hobby farms. Veteran family farmers and 4-H alumni Samantha and Daniel Johnson present 20 essential projects for aspiring homesteaders. From log jacks, rabbit hutches, and milking stands to a weather vane and a barn quilt, clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. An introduction to the DIY mindset explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself, and provides an overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each task. Farm DIY also includes a background discussion of farming today, and instructions for building an effective farmer’s market display stand for selling your products. Inside Farm DIY · 20 step-by-step, do-it-yourself projects for creating the farm of your dreams. · Build practical items like fences, gates, bee houses, log jacks, rabbit hutches and milking stools. · Make fun items like a weather vane, a barn quilt and a goat see-saw. · Create an attractive display stand for selling your products at farmer’s markets. · Easy-to-complete projects all feature inexpensive materials and basic techniques.
My Thoughts on the BookThis is a pretty basic book, which also includes lists of tools one would need to do the projects. Even though the book has a great variety of DIY projects and instructions on how to make them, not all of the DIY projects are needed to run a homestead/farm. The book is okay for inspiration though.