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Updated: 8 January 2019
This web page is your portal into the world of Planet Whizbang products and resources. Please scroll down the page and click on the subjects and items that interest you.

Whizbang Poultry Shrink Bags

We offer fast, easy, professional-quality packaging for small farm & backyard poultry producers. Our commercial-grade bags shrink tight and crystal clear. The finished package looks great and the meat is well protected from freezer burn. Our online tutorial shows how to easily shrink-bag your processed birds. Click Here for details.

New In 2018...
The Minibed Gardening Report

Herrick's new Minibed Gardening system 
proved itself to be a smart, productive, 
and satisfying concept in the 2017 
experimental garden. This 100-page 
pdf report (with 200 pictures) is 
combination of the 2017 and 2018 
reports. Full details AT THIS LINK.

New In 2017
The Whizbang 
Chisel-Sharpening Jig
This unassuming little device is used with a belt sander to put a super-sharp edge on woodworking chisels (and block plane blades). It was invented by Herrick Kimball back in 1993 when he worked in the building trades. You can get a general idea of how easily this tool is used to grind and hone an edge At This Link. For a short Whizbang sharpening tutorial, check out This YouTube Movie.
New In 2017
The Whizbang 
Chickenhead Door Knocker
After nearly ten years of serious contemplation, this whimsical Whizbang idea has finally become reality. Click Here for full details.

New In 2016...
The Planet Whizbang 
Logo Hat
Finally! We've got official Whizbang hats. 
Click Here for full details.

The Planet Whizbang 
Toe-Tapper Faucet Switch
It's a foot, thigh, or hip-operated water "switch" for an outdoor sink. PDF specifications for making your own Toe-Tapper are now available, as are parts kits and ready-to-use units. Click Here for more details. And be sure to watch the YouTube video!

The Planet Whizbang 
Garden Journal System
This Whizbang idea presents a fundamentally different approach to keeping a garden journal. It's a simple, logical, and useful idea that every gardener can easily do. Click Here for full details.

The Planet Whizbang 
Idea Book For Gardeners 
Is Now Available As An
Inexpensive PDF Download
Three years after being published as a paperback, the book has been copy-edited and scanned into PDF file format. Click Here to buy and download a copy now. 
Only $12.95. 

Whizbang Ideas For
The Farm & Household
(from 1919)
New in 2015...
This inexpensive, 226-page pdf download is crammed with clever ideas. It'a an Agriphemera best seller! Click Here for details

This idea was a long time in the making. Top-quality, handcrafted hardwood clothespins with stainless steel springs are now available. Click Here for details.

Check Out Our 
Garden Trellising Web Site
The Planet Whizbang T-Post Trellis Instructional Web Site introduces you to one idea that is in the Planet Whizbang Idea Book For Gardeners. Go now, learn, be inspired, and put the idea to good use in your own garden.

The Planet Whizbang 
Idea Book For Gardeners
Good ideas make great gardeners and this new book by Herrick Kimball is full of good ideas. You will be a smarter, more clever, and Whizbang-inspired gardener after reading this book. Click Here for more details.

Make Your Own 
Whizbang Chicken Plucker
Plucking chickens (or any other kind of poultry) is easy and even FUN with your own homemade Whizbang chicken plucker. You gotta see it to believe it. Click Here for instructions, plucker parts, and more.

How to Butcher a Chicken 
After you've plucked a chicken you need to "process" it. Our FREE step-by-step online photo tutorial tells and shows exactly how to butcher a chicken. With well over a million page views it is the most popular chicken-butchering how-to on the internet. Click Here and start learning.

Make Your Own 
Whizbang Chicken Scalder
Our scalder plan book tells you exactly how to turn an everyday propane water heater into a remarkably efficient chicken scalder. Click Here to learn more.

Kent C-25
Rubber Plucker Fingers
These natural rubber poultry plucker fingers are simply the best. No other finger on the market has the reputation for durability and efficient feather removal. Made in the USA by the same family business for three generations. We ship fingers worldwide. Click Here for full details.
Make Your Own
Whizbang Wheel Hoe
Check out our simple, step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make your own inexpensive Planet Whizbang wheel hoe, equipped with an oscillating stirrup blade. We sell bolt-together metal parts kits too. Click Here for details.

Make Your Own
Whizbang Cider Press
There is no other home-scale cider press on the market that turns apples into sweet cider as easily, efficiently, and economically! Click Here and see for yourself.

Whizbang Notes

A pocket notebook can be a remarkably useful tool. If you want to be more organized, efficient, productive (and down-to-earth stylish), get a package of our affordable new Planet Whizbang pocket notebooks and put them to work. Click Here for full details.

Make Your Own
Whizbang Garden Cart
Build it easy. Work it hard. Love it forever. 
Click Here for details

How to Make
 Great Garlic Powder
Homemade garlic powder is remarkably flavorful, and it's downright good for you. We wrote the book on Making Great Garlic Powder. Click Here for details.

Garlic Powder Profits
Making and selling homemade garlic powder from homegrown garlic bulbs can be a nice little business. Click Here for details.

Whizbang Bucket-Irrigation
Hardware Kit
Our solid-brass hardware kit makes micro irrigation (and fertigation) simple, portable, and practical. Click Here for full details.
Writings of a Deliberate Agrarian
In this book of personal essays, Herrick Kimball introduces the Christian-agrarian lifestyle. The book is a countercultural call for revolutionary change, one family at a time. Click Here to learn more

The Deliberate Agrarian
Herrick's popular blog was started back in June of 2005. Subtitled, "One man's ruminations about faith, family & livin' the good life," The Deliberate Agrarian reflects the author's contra-industrial, biblically-based, down-to-earth worldview. Click Here .

Herrick's Other Books
Herrick was a carpenter and home remodeler for 25 years before he published the Whizbang Plucker plan book, which was the genesis of the Planet Whizbang business. Click Here to learn about his early writing & self-publishing productions.

Whizbang Soap Display Holders
If you are a soapmaker, Click Here to learn about these nifty Whizbang soap display holders, and purchase the specifications for making your own displays. 

Diary of an 1892
Farmer's Wife
Josephine Jordan was the wife of a potato farmer in northern Maine. She wrote one line a day in her diary. You can read her entries for the year of 1892. Click Here to learn about the life of a farmer's wife over 100 years ago.