Taking Leave

Dateline: 30 November 2013

I'm taking a break from blogging for the month of December. There is a lot I need to get done in my workshop. If I am diligent now at getting things like chicken plucker parts, and wheel hoe kits, and cider press parts, and Classic American clothespins, and other Planet Whizbang things in stock this winter, I'll be better prepared for spring, when the orders typically pick up. That's the plan.


I'm also hoping to come out with a new Planet Whizbang product a month from now. It  may be my only new product for next year. It is a simple, inexpensive item that embodies the Planet Whizbang motto of "down-to-earth books, tools and inspiration" in a unique and very useful way. I'm excited about the idea and am looking forward to introducing it to the world.


Around this time of year the Google search engines start directing a lot of people to The Most Challenging "It's a Wonderful Life" Trivia Quiz in the World, which I posted to this blog back in December of 2006. I also wrote an analysis of the movie At This Link.


Thank you all for reading my blog this past year. Here's wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas season.

Herrick Kimball
(The Deliberate Agrarian)


Sunnybrook Farm said...

Have a productive holiday!

Cynthia (C.L) Lewis said...

May your December be productive and bright!

Anonymous said...

I thought by "break" that you would finally be able to put your feet up and relax, but I guess not! When things do begin to slow down for you, I hope that you will enjoy it ;-).
See you in the new year, Lord willing!

Anonymous said...

Herrick - Quick question before you go? Have you heard of anyone using the flat-free tires when building their Whizbang cart? Northern Tool carries item #20718. Thanks.

John L.

Herrick Kimball said...

John L.

Having used the pneumatic cart tires for many years now, the flat-free tires look appealing. In fact, I bought two last summer, but I have not used them yet. The problem with the pneumatic tires is that they need air added fairly often to keep them firm. The Northern Tool flat-free tires look pretty good to me.

Cheryl in Oklahoma said...

We'll miss you! Blessings to you and all of yours. Thank you for very useful books, inspiration, teaching, and for spreading the Love and Wisdom of Jesus Christ. Looking forward to your next posts.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Kind Regards,

Everett said...

John L, I took the hard wheels off an older wheelbarrow that got run over and put them on my Plucker. Works fine.

Herrick,Ordered,got, and read the complete book on Intelligent Gardening and have implemented a lot of the ideas. I sent in a sample of my dirt to the local State Extention service and got their answer back with NO recommendations of what to do. So as soon as I can in the spring, I'll be sending a sample to the lab recommended in the book..

Been going back and reading a lot of your previous posts and came upon the one about the Nearings. As soon as I finished it I went out to the kitchen and whipped up m first batch of Horse Chow and will be eating that on a regular basis instead of the all the various sugar and spice oatmeal I have been eating! It is really good.

Well, back to reading some more of your blog posts. I'm sure it will lead to more "things" I need to buy! Merry Christmas to you and your complete family! Everett.

Herrick Kimball said...


I haven't had Scott Nearing's horse chow in awhile. I used to bring the ingredients to work and eat it there. I think I'll make some for breakfast this morning!

Reading back blog posts should keep you busy for the month of December. There are almost 700 posts. I've forgotten what I wrote in some instances.

Kevin and Beth said...

Herrick, Here's one for you to see, sometimes you've just got to use your ingenuity. http://www.wimp.com/loadinglogs/

Herrick Kimball said...


That's a real whizbang idea! Thanks for the link.

On another note, I have just posted a picture on my Classic American Clothespins web site of the clothespin you sent me that your dog chewed. It is in the "disclaimer" link on the right sidebar.

Tony Konvalin said...

Thanks for all the insightful post. Look forward to seeing more in the New Year.

Gail said...

I discovered you through Canned Quilter.

Herrick Kimball said...

Hi Gail,

I'm glad you discovered me. I see that Canned Quilter wrote a very nice review of my new book. Please stop back on January 1st when I crank up the Deliebrate Agrarian blog for another year.