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Building a Mortarless Rock Wall for Strawberries 2

The rumble and racket of the county road grader every spring gets my heart pounding. I know in its wake will be a fresh batch of pumpkin-sized rocks scattered all up and down the roadsides. As soon as the grader passes, I’m out there with my rock-toting wagon selecting those with smooth, flat tops and […]

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Performance of the WaterBuck Pump

A few months ago, we at Well WaterBoy Products made some changes to our first WaterBuck Pump model. We installed a stronger sucker rod system adequate for the torque created by our pump – ¾” fiberglass rod.  We also redesigned the pump lever to increase torque for efficiency and installed a new pump cylinder. Before […]


Learn to Grow Food all Year

The exciting news from the Ozarks this week is that author Joyce Morris has asked me to co-teach two one-day gardening workshops with her. One will be here in Missouri at lovely Elkland Independent Methodist Church north of Springfield on April 12. The other will be April 19 near Pueblo, Colorado. The workshops will go […]

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Emergency Water Checklist 2

Do you need a high-performance, commercial-grade manual well pump for your home or business? Are you considering going off-grid?  Do you have a water backup system that is not easily affected by storms, electronic failure and fuel or parts shortages? Can you repair it yourself or does it require skilled technicians? Will you be able […]


The Modern Manual Water Well Pump Jack 2

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Thomas A. Edison When I first set out to design and build a much better hand pump than any currently known, I had no idea what the outcome would be. I just hoped for […]

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