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would you mind posting pictures of the old one, or the new one you made? that sounds super useful, but I'm having a hard time visualizing what it looks like from your description.My grandparents and great grandparents were farmers when they moved to America from Italy. My Dad was big into gardening and as I grew older I wanted to do more than just garden but less than a production farm. One of the neat things my ancestors left is really simple and makes planting a lot easier. It's just an old broomstick with notches cut into it at varying points. And the notches are to indicate how deep you need to plant specific types of seeds. It's a elegant solution to what is otherwise an important part of growing crops. And it speeds the process up considerably.
I stopped using the original one a season after my Dad gave it to me. But I copied the marks and made a new one with some additions for my own tastes. So yeah. A stick. Get one!
as for me, I breed rabbits. wanted to get into it for a while, but covid happening was a good push for me to start. as of now I only have a herd of 4 because of city laws and my lack of space, but I figure starting out small is a good way to learn the ins and outs. I'm still in the red on my initial investment, but I have a pretty steady stream of buyers interested in breeding stock.
right now I'm trying to figure out extra revenue streams from my hobby herd. I'm thinking of starting some small scale parchment production after making a successful test batch