Polyface Designs

A Comprehensive Construction Guide for Scalable Farming Infrastruture

; Chris Slattery ; Justin Rhodes (Forord)

A comprehensive how-to manual of Polyface Farm's signature designs--with tips, tricks, and a half century of lessons learned through trial and error



Have you wondered how to build the Polyface broiler shelter, or the dolly to move it, or an Eggmobile, Gobbledygo or Shademobile? For folks getting started, folks adding enterprises, or folks wanting a cheaper bootstrap way to build portable livestock infrastructure, Polyface Designs has all the diagrams and do-it-yourself building specifications. Les mer
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A comprehensive how-to manual of Polyface Farm's signature designs--with tips, tricks, and a half century of lessons learned through trial and error



Have you wondered how to build the Polyface broiler shelter, or the dolly to move it, or an Eggmobile, Gobbledygo or Shademobile? For folks getting started, folks adding enterprises, or folks wanting a cheaper bootstrap way to build portable livestock infrastructure, Polyface Designs has all the diagrams and do-it-yourself building specifications. Joel Salatin wrote the text and Polyface former apprentice and engineer extraordinaire Chris Slattery did the drawings. Ultimately practical, the book includes how to build a corral, a home-made head gate and even how to select the right axle for your project. Square footage requirements for the deep bedding hay shed and area advice for pig pastures make this the definitive repository for a lifetime of Polyface experimentation.



A massive volume, its 568 pages are in full color and beautiful enough to be a coffee table book even though you'll use it in your shop. Don't let the cover price scare you; one building tip can more than save the price of the book.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction

Chickens





Broiler Shelter
Shelter Dolly
Egg Mobile
Millennium Feathernet
Mini-Brooder


Cows





Shademobile
Cattle Working SHute
Homemade Head Gate
Winter Hay Feeding


Pigs





Basics
Pasture Infrastructure
Handling


Rabbits





Raken
Harepen


Turkeys





Gobbledygo


Winter Hoop Houses





Basic Layout
Bulk Feeder Platform
Standing Nest Boxes
Waterer Cover
Mobile Mezzanine


Materials Handling





Bulk Feed Buggy
Hay Wagon Chassis
Log Forwarding Cart


Appendix





Poultry Watering
Shade Cloth Tips
Fencing Basics
How to Cut Notches
Templates

Om forfatteren

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm's bioregion. He has written 14 books to date, is editor of Stockman Grass Farmer Magazine, and lectures around the world on land healing and local food systems. Polyface Farm operates a formal apprenticeship program and conducts many educational workshops and events.

Chris Slattery is a mechanical engineer turned farmer/homesteader. With years of experience in CAD/3D modeling coupled with his experience working with his father in the trades and a formal apprenticeship at Polyface, he is uniquely gifted to bring drawings to life. He currently resides on his family's 112-acre farm in south central Kentucky.