How to Make an Almost Cost-Free Livestock Feeder

| 3/16/2015 8:30:00 AM

Tags: Feeder, Livestock, Free, Cheap, Low Cost, Tires, Horses, Recycle, Renee-Lucie Benoit,

Renee-Lucie BenoitMy husband is the king of re-use. As a matter of fact, we are kind of amused at all the hoopla surrounding the renew-reuse-recycle movement. Successful ranchers, homesteaders and small farmers have made this a way of life for years if not centuries. Glad the rest of the world is catching up! I have written before about our "junk pile," which is not junk but actually a storage yard for things that can be re-purposed into useful items with a little ingenuity, the right tools and a bit of skill.

One of the most ingenious things my husband has made are our livestock feeders. When I first saw him make one I was a bit non-plussed as to how they would work but now I am a 100-percent convert.


The happy recipient.

Tools needed:

A pick-up truck to transport the tires or a really sturdy car with a big interior or trunk

4/6/2015 10:15:27 PM

Katherine, you win the prize! Good eyes! Aren't these crickets the most weird looking things you ever saw? - Renee

Katherine Holton
4/5/2015 8:19:37 AM

the Jerusalem cricket is in the lower L hand corner of the picture sitting down in the dirt where the blade of grass is. He looks kinda lite orangy brown.

3/23/2015 2:11:40 PM

Thanks Mary! I always enjoy your blogs, too. It's great to hear from an ole Ioway girl like myself! I mean, I'm from Iowa, too! You're unique and one-of-a-kind! All the best to you! - Renee

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