Farm Life
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Stover Engines in the Ring

Stover engines fit right in at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club’s annual swap meet and auction in Baraboo, Wis.

Engine Club Becomes Family Tradition

The Jack Branch Engine Club began, and became family tradition, 45 years ago with one man and the purchase of a Fairbanks-Morse Model Z.

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Songs of the
Iron Men

Enjoy the glory days of steam farming with Songs of the Iron Men – a 12 song audio CD of original music by editor Christian Williams based on poems originally submitted to Iron-Men Album in the 1950s. Listen to one of the songs on Christian’s blog, The Water Hopper.

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1924 Rumely OilPull 20-40

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GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT; LARGE

Featuring 15 classic gas engines, the new Gas Engine Magazine t-shirts will be a great addition to any engine enthusiast’s closet! This shirt is the perfect attire for the next gas engine show - or while tinkering with your own engine collection!

Made from 100 percent, pre-shrunk cotton, this cream-colored t-shirt features engines such as a 1908 Fairbanks-Morse 1 HP Jack Junior, a 1915 Witte Type C, a 1910 5 HP Galloway, a 1912 2 HP New Holland and more.

$15.00

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FARM MECHANICS

The Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics combines three classic farming texts for the first time, compiling knowledge from the best sources published as far back as 1884. A comprehensive reference book that belongs in any farming household today, it offers an array of farm knowledge for both experts and amateurs alike.

The book is divided into three parts: the first covers general skills such as woodworking and blacksmithing, the second is dedicated to farm engines and how to run them, and the third teaches readers how to construct classic labor-saving devices such as an effective milking stool, plowing gear for a kicking mule, and a nest for egg-eating hens. Readers are taught to mend broken tools, make fertilizer and corn fodder, buy engine parts, and manage gasoline engines safely and economically.

Filled with intricate illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics offers a wealth of knowledge still indispensable to the modern-day farmer. Both the casual and amateur reader will learn valuable lessons from the old teachers of early twentieth-century farming in the United States.

$17.95