Drill Powered Plucking Onion Harvest

Reader Contribution by Anna Hess And Mark Hamilton
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Looking up tax maps, cutting carrots, and deleting an insipid tomato plant from the garden are just a few of the things we’ve been up to this past week.

Its been a good year for cucumbers and an even better year for onions

We tested a new kind of low tech chicken plucker. This innovative solution is a drill powered plucker that only cost 30 dollars and is easy to operate. Anna was surprised at how effective it was at getting the pin feathers and I was impressed with its sturdy construction. The savings add up pretty quick when you figure a few minutes multiplied by 20 equals a precious hour.

Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton like to share most of their homesteading adventures at their blog called Walden Effect. They make and sell a new kind of chicken waterer that brings an industrial solution to the backyard chicken keeper.