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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 […]


Free Shipping for Treadle-Sewn Goods

We now ship our treadle-sewn goods free anywhere in the United States. This includes our popular Granny’s Clothespin Bags, Super-Tuff Firewood Carriers, Triple-Pocket Aprons and all of our quilted patchwork items. We also have a host of bright and cheery colors in stock of our patchwork potholders and place mats. As always, all of our […]


Winter patchwork potholders

Treadle-Sewn Super Sale ends tonight

Order a Granny’s Clothespin Bag for your sweetheart – or mom or laundry lady — this Christmas at a great price. But hurry; our first-ever Treadle Sewn Super Sale ends tonight. We’ve also stocked the shelves with patchwork potholders and place mats in warm fall and sparkling winter colors to brighten your holiday table. With […]


Homestead-Sewn Super Sale thru Dec. 10

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — and fall and winter — here as we prepare for our first-ever holiday sale of quality treadle-sewn products. Here is your opportunity to gift your family and friends with a homemade gift that will surely be used and treasured for years. And you don’t need to sew […]

Super Sale ends Dec. 10

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New Well Bucket Slips Past Pitless Adapter, Inside 4″ Casing

We get many calls here for a well bucket that will slip inside a 4-inch casing with a pitless adapter or inside a 3-inch casing or liner. We have designed such a bucket, made with our same high-quality parts and handy thumb-lever release. The Super-Slim WaterBoy well bucket measures 46 inches in length, is made of 2-inch […]


Busy WaterBuck Weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair

Darren and Reba are having an exciting time at the Topeka Mother Earth News Fair weekend, which goes on until 5 p.m. today, by the way. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood, or Kansas, or the Midwest. The Fair is being held at the Kansas Expocentre in downtown Topeka. They rolled out of here at […]

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Well WaterBoy at the Topeka Mother Earth News Fair

We are excited to announce that, for the first time ever, we will be exhibiting Well WaterBoy Products at a Mother Earth News Fair.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a WaterBuck Pump or any of our other products up close, now is your chance. The fair will be at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. […]


Folk Medicine Book Pushes Honey and Vinegar

We rarely encounter health issues on our humble homestead, except those mundane ailments involving chiggers, poison ivy or ticks. Still, I enjoy adding to my library of old-time cures and concoctions ― just in case. This summer, I was ecstatic to find a charming old book by a country doctor who believed it was imperative he […]

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Why Have A Well Bucket?

As if the threats of war, terrorism, economic collapse, natural and man-made catastrophes, plagues, solar flares and EMPs are not enough to consider, we now have a decline in fresh water — another critical thing to prepare for. As the national news continually warns us, water tables are dropping in many parts of the United States, not […]