Sampling Of Stories Featured in the Current Issue of FARM SHOW Magazine:
Swedish Hens Saved From Extinction
The Swedish Flower hen (Skånsk blommehöna, which translates to “bloom hen”) is a rare breed with a lot of appeal for backyard chicken lovers worldwide. This colorful bird gets its name from the white-tipped feathers that breeders say mimics the look of a field of blooming f...[more]
Pine Cone Picker Upper
“I noticed this year that my wife Teresa was having a little more trouble bending over to complete the spring pine cone cleanup around our place. Being a very helpful fellow, I went right out to my shop to make something to help her,” says Paul Tierney, Blooming...[more]
Coyote Robot Chases Deer From Fields
Earl Pancoast was fed up with deer feasting on his soybean fields, so he invented Deer-Dash, a robot designed to keep deer on the run as it travels around the field with a coyote decoy on its back.
“I’ve had entire fields cleaned out by deer,” says Pancoast....[more]
Portable Bin Makes Feeding Pasture Chickens Easier
For Caleb Barron of Santa Cruz, Calif., feeding the chickens in his eight 20 by 40-ft. pasture mobile range coops (MRCs) was always a labor-intensive task.
Since he operates on short-term land leases, installing feed silos and pouring concrete aren’t r...[more]
Trailer-Mounted Power Ladder
Tom Chaney’s 35-ft. power ladder goes where a bucket truck can’t thanks to the trailer it’s mounted on. With the ladder turntable mounted over the axle, the trailer can be unhooked from the towing vehicle and pushed into place by only two men. Once in place, the ladder is raised to the...[more]
He Sculpts Pets From Horseshoes
With 50 to 60 horseshoes in them, you might call Tom Hill’s Labrador sculptures “Lucky Labs.”
It’s lucky for Hill that his parents own a horse livery farm in the UK so that he has plenty of horseshoes to work with. His first horseshoe sculpture was a pony that Hill creat...[more]