[Homestead] Farm building plans, equipment plans
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Sat Sep 11 21:44:38 EDT 2004
In the U.S. and Canada
Tvoivozhd---just for the hell of it, I opened a few links on plans for
farm buildings, some equipment. This is the one from Colorado.
Downloaded plans are $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional
http://journeytoforever.org/at_linkag.html (start with Keith Addison's
website and book list)
of Missouri farm publications)
http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/ (North Dakota)
trusses, walls including adobe, pole buildings, straw barn, shed)
http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/MISC.htm (Iike the
Miscellaneous list, old fashioned ice house, ice packed in sawdust,
slaughter house with cooler and smokeroom, root cellar, woodfired water
heater, rabbit hutches, rabbit barn, sugarhouse which would be useful if
the damned acid rain hadn't killed all my sugar maples and probably
yours too. Log lifter should be useful as all log lifters are. hulling
and scarifying machine, sod cutter if you want a quick-fix on pasture
washout areas, evaporator refrigerator if you live in a dry climate,)
(Virginia images, old and new---shelling corn, acorn haystacks,
gambrel-roofed pole barn using round poles, not milled ones. Gambrel
looks nice, adds a lot of room, but I keep thinking about sliding off
the damned thing when it needs roof repair---shed roof doesn't look as
nice but is a damn sight easier to build, safer for maintainance.
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/factsheets/da1.html (a builder
or owner has to be blind stupid not to heat their new house at least 80%
with solar energy---could make it 100% but the last 20% costs more.
And only a brain-damaged farmer would put up a dairy parlor or any other
farm building without using solar heat to dry grain, hay---you really
don't want spontaneous combustion from damp hay
of Tennessee building plans including poultry and Pigeons---keep pigeons
in town, they are great scroungers, and goshawks permitting, always come
home to roost, eat, drink, confer with their family and friends.
Greenhouses and pig palaces so you don't have to keep them i the back
bedroom like Gee Gee at Heartwood or his Phoenix Borracho suburb. Hey,
roadside or PYO roadstands too---moke those strawberries in perforated
barrels a lot more profitable. Solar fruit dryer that I haven't looked
at, don't know if it is like the downdrabt Homepower one with a heat
chimney to really draw dry air through veggie and fruit slices. Bunch of
pole barns too, lot of other good plans.
(you want some really cheap land , go to the Yukon but first learn how
to build an igloo here:
Don't worry about your meat supply, it will come right to your door,
demanding to talk to you---called a grizzly bear.
And how to build, lead your dog team (better catch a lot of fish for
Build this log home:
and better yet a warmer, easier0-to-build cordwood masonry home.
More on building with logs:
In Canada your house really needs to be energy efficient so you aren't
sawing wood every day.
climatic considerations for building Canadian houses:
Dictionary of building:
Permafrost is a harsh reality that must be obeyed:
Harnessing earthworms---this can be difficult, they tend to be slimy ad
the harness can slip off---not as fast as your Iditarod dog team or the
killer whale that tows your umiak.
Yeah, National Building Code rears its ugly head, even in Canada. Not
everywhere yet and if you are a hundred miles back in moose pasture, and
the porcupine ate the building inspector's snowshoes, you might not see
him for the next ten years or more.
You must be able to interpret survey plans:
Don't know what the hell "surrendered lands" are, maybe they couldn't
fight off a crocodile invasion---but it sounds like the price is right,
find out about it here:
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