We have come across a copy of “The Things We Do – A Guide To Club Programmes and Young Farmers’ Activities” dated 1961 which I have been reading with interest.
The book is a helpful guide on how to run a programme of events for a Young Farmers club.
It says that, “It should be the aim of every Young Farmer to gain skills in the crafts of the farm…”
I was interested to read the examples of crafts associated with the farm that it gave in the book:
- Basket making.
- Concrete work.
- Ditching and draining.
- Dry stone walling.
- Fencing and gate hanging.
- Fruit tree propagation and pruning.
- Garden cultivations.
- Gate making and hanging.
- Hurdle making.
- Machinery care.
- Root hoeing.
- Rope making, knots, splices, halters and nets.
- Sheep-dog handling.
- Sheep shearing.
- Sowing seeds and manures by hand.
- Tractor driving.
My husband can do pretty much most of these farm crafts. I think I have alot to learn! Which of these farm crafts can you do?