September 2020 Handy Devices
FEET FOR POSTS (Editor's Choice):
The T-posts along the high spots of Doug Stange's fencelines were gradually being driven into the earth by the downward pressure of the fence wires. To solve the problem, the Ekalaka, Montana, farmer used the ends of his barbed wire rolls to make feet for the bottoms of the posts. He keeps the wire roll piece in place with a fence clip. The assembly keeps the T-posts from sinking any farther into the soil.
JACK STAND HOOKUP:
Mike Talbert Jr., New River, Virginia, uses a common adjustable jack stand that makes it easier for him to hook up his wagons.
MINERAL FEEDER AND MORE:
Rayvee and Terry Harbison, Gardendale, Alabama, built a movable mineral feeder from a discarded hay rake frame. Two 55-gallon drum sections swing from cables. A topper keeps the minerals dry, and a fly-control back rubber hangs from the sides. The feeder pulls with a tongue and a hitch.
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