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    livestock weigh scales

    livestock weigh scales

    A cattle farmer occasionally needs to weigh his animals, but weigh scales for cattle are expensive to purchase for the small operator ($1,000 to $1,500 or more). This is an accurate electronic scale you can make yourself for about $500.

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Dehuller/Flour mill

    Complete step by step plans for building a bicycle powered dehuller that is also convertible to a bicycle powered flour mill.

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    Triangle quick-attach to 3 point hitch

    This quick attach system enables more rapid and safer changing of implements than a standard three point hitch. The design also enables use of a standard three point hitch if the tractor side portion of the quick attach system is not installed.

    Drip tape winder/cleaner

    Drip tape winder/cleaner

    a drip tape winder that can rewind up to 500’ of drip tape onto a plastic core. The winder should be easily mounted on a harvest cart or loader. Install brushes on the winder to clean the tape as it is wound.

    Poultry Plucker

    Poultry Plucker

    A table top poultry plucker for removing feathers on chickens, turkeys and other fowl. This was built mostly with salvaged materials, and can be put together quite simply - only one part required welding, and there are probably ways that you could modify the design to eliminate any metalworking.

    Conceptual scaled 'farmbot'

    Conceptual scaled 'farmbot'

    Inspired by the farmbot and other open source ideas, this is a concept I've been thinking about and finally did a quick sketchup to better explain it to some friends. You'll get the idea, just take a look. Let me know if there are any collaborators in the Bay Area!

    Home built no-till seed drill

    Home built no-till seed drill

    This is my home built no-till seed drill I use for planting legume mix winter cover crop seed in our stone fruit orchard. It produces very uniform seed spacing and depth with minimal soil disturbance, allowing optimum germination in our dry farmed environment.

    Solar powered off-grid pasture monitoring system with wifi access

    Solar powered off-grid pasture monitoring system with wifi access

    This system was setup to allow me to monitor my bison in my fairly isolated ranch in southern Virginia from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. It is solar powered and connected to the Internet via a mobile broadband device. Images are captured every 1.5 minutes from two webcams connected to a Raspberry Pi computer. Every hour a Python script on the Raspberry Pi places the past hours photographs in a zip file, and sends it to me in an email.

    Bicycle Powered Fanning Mill

    Bicycle Powered Fanning Mill

    Complete plans for building a bicycle powered fanning mill. The fanning mill sorts, cleans, and grades seeds with two shaking screens and a winnowing tower. It is adjustable for all sorts of crops and operations. It can clean up to ten pounds per minute.

    Bicycle Powered Thresher

    Bicycle Powered Thresher

    Complete instructions for making a bicycle powered thresher. Thresher works on various crops including dry beans, wheat, rice, rye, einkorn, and lupine. Threshes about one pound per minute. This is the first of three tools for small scale grain processing designed to allow small farms to dabble in grain. The other two tools are the bicycle powered fanning mill and the bicycle powered de-huller/flour mill.