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  Shade for Poultry Yard      

     

Index of tips

Vegetable Tips
Making Pumpkins Grow Fast - 1918
Early Cucumbers and Melons - 1888
Substitute for Bean Poles - 1888
Get a Second Growth of Cabbage - 1945

Organic Insect & Weed Control Tips
Potato Juice as an Insect Destroyer - 1888
Weeds on Gravel Walks - 1888
Tomato Leaves a Remedy for the Curculio - 1888
Eggshells for slugs, snails, caterpillars

Miscellaneous Tips
Driving Nails Into Hard Wood - 1888
To Clean an Old Roof - 1888
To Render Wood Uninflammable - 1888

Handy Devices
Moving Large Tree 1919
Shade for Poultry Yard (Trellis)- 1919
Water Heater and Food Cooker - 1919
Window Stand for Seed Boxes - 1919

 

 

       Where there is no natural shade in the poultry yard, make a frame and stretch wires across it, as shown in the cut. For a permanent shade set woodbine at the base of the frame; for temporary use plant the seeds of morning glory, gourd or other quick-growing vines.

How To Do Things (The Farm Journal) - 1919

This would also be fun for a kid's hide-away. - ED.

  Shade for Poultry Yard (Trellis)