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Cattle panel kidding stall

goat door repair

We finished the kidding stall today.

Now Artemesia has a semi private place for her future birth day.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Hey Mark, Have not done any of your famous tool reviews lately. Nothing's broken lately? no long term reviews of your homesteading tools?

I am still in love with my HarborFreight impact screwdriver - although the little ventilation flaps on the motor broke, it still works like a champ. Nothing beats an impact driver for driving Torx screws. That is another thing I wanted to tell you - Torx screws for the homestead ROCK. No stripping, and secure driving all the time. Got tires of stripping deck phillips screws. Slot screws are worthless in my opinion. Speaking of drivers, the HB cheap electrical drills (16.97 with coupon) now have a revised battery charging adapter. The adapter runs much cooler now, its lightweight, and best of all it turns off by itself. The old monster adapter is no more!!! I now have three of these drills for minor jobs around - the oldest one is around 3 years old. They still work though.


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