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Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

Some customers asked us to make the pump an even better backup water supply system.  “Add a solar powered option with the WaterBuck Pump,” they said.  So we did, we put a motor on it. We are now testing the first solar powered pump jack for the WaterBuck. Stay tuned for updates to the most […]

Solar Powered WaterBuck Pump

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DIY Sand Point Water Well in a Day   Recently updated !

For anyone lucky enough to have a shallow water table without bedrock, a do-it-yourself driven well saves thousands of dollars compared to drilling a bored well. Under ideal conditions, a well can be driven in a few hours and fitted with a pitcher pump, creating an uncomplicated, inexpensive backup or everyday water supply. Sand point […]


Great Garden Starts with Healthy Heirloom Plants

An enlightening chat with my local plant supplier taught me yet another discouraging fact about seedlings sold by large commercial nurseries. Many are treated with neonicotinoids to kill insects, hormones to retard plant growth and yet more poisons to prevent disease. Then, the plants are doused in chemical fertilizers to keep them unnaturally green until […]

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Using a WaterBoy Well Bucket

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase

FREE SolarBuck Cart Plans with a WaterBoy Well Bucket Purchase We encourage everyone with a drilled well to have a Waterboy Windlass and Well Bucket on hand for emergencies, even if they have solar power, wind generators or other alternative energy systems for retrieving water. Storms or other disasters can temporarily or permanently disable those […]


Is a Solar Pump a Better Option than the WaterBuck Pump?

If, in general, you want to go off-grid to reduce your carbon footprint and electric bill, and don’t want to pump your water by hand or can’t, then a solar pump system is your best option. However, if you’re going off-grid to be prepared because of the uncertain days we live in (catastrophic storms from […]


WaterBuck Pump in Cappers article

Hand Pumps and WaterBuck in Capper’s Farmer

Well WaterBoy Products and the WaterBuck Pump are in the Summer 2015 issue of Capper’s Farmer magazine that hit newsstands today. It’s an honor to be featured in a publication that for more than 100 years has been giving practical advice for the homestead life. Besides the DIY plans for garden produce bins and chicken coops […]


WaterBuck Pump Performance Chart

Peak gallons per minute (GPM) provided in this table are approximate based on actual field tests of the WaterBuck Pump operated by one fit man completing 27 cycles at maximum static depth of each cylinder. Two operators increase GPM and one operator yields more cycles per minute at lesser static depths. One man of average […]

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Decline In Fresh Water

Assess Your Long-Term Water Needs Now 1

Born and raised in the United States with clean, inexpensive running water everywhere I lived, I never imagined there would come a day of water crises. I realize now that eventually water will be more valuable than oil. This reality should prompt homeowners with water wells to invest in their own manual water supply system. […]


WaterBuck in Hobby Farms Magazine

Along with six other nifty inventions, the WaterBuck Pump was featured this month in Hobby Farms Magazine. You can find us on Page 60 of the January/February 2015 issue in the Farm Storehouse section, the one that showcases “New Products to Help and Inspire.” We’ve been fans of Hobby Farms for several years, after first […]

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Make a Sturdy Shag Rag Rug of T-Shirts 1

After years of looking for the most durable, yet simplest homemade rugs to wash, I have finally hit on a winner – shag throw rugs made of old T-shirts and towels. Besides being easy to make and care for, the rugs are fabricated from goods from the rag bag. With animals inside and outside our […]