First Project For the New Year

Discussion in 'Homesteading' started by Seacapt., Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Seacapt.

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    Simple forge, all parts scrounged from house and garage, blower is just an air bed/mattress inflator and pot an old roasting pan. Google Swallow Forge on YouTube for info. Will post photo in a week or so. What's yours? maxresdefault.jpg
     
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  2. MrFixIt

    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    No projects planned but I have been wanting to do a semi-permanent shelter...
     
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    Portage_Monster Experiencing Wanderlust Supporter

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    My homesteading project for 2019 is to get a home! haha

    Good lookin forge though!
     
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    Very cool looking project. Or perhaps more appropriate; A very "hot" looking project
     
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    Our first was new pig pen, its completed thanks to daughter. We used all free,materials buddy has small saw mill and I get scrap pieces and slabs no cost. We will be increasing pig "yard" shortly as,soon as last batch of,collards cut. Wont be using this area for,gardening any longer. Since pics weve added,shingles and a,"cave" used old poly 55gallon drum they love it. 0107191125_HDR.jpg 0107191219b_HDR.jpg 0107191650_HDR.jpg
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Your pigs will stay in that? When we raised pigs, we ran a fever wire around the inside of the bottom, about 6" high and a few inches in. Otherwise they would dig an escape tunnel under the fence. The electric wire kept them settled down.:)
     
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    You can train pigs to stay put by putting them in a hog panel enclosure and running two wires around the inside, a few inches in from the panels, at six and ten inches up. When they hit that wire their first instinct is to jump forward, but the panels keep them in. After a week you can remove the panels and run the wire as long and wide as you want, they will stay away from it.
     
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    No problem at all, thanks for asking ? in fact we free range several , pen is simply shelter. Guess we have well behaved pork
     

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