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For the farm

For the love of cows

If you're a cow lover (you can't resist mooing out the window as you drive past cows down a stretch of country road), then this coffee-table book is a must.The Complete Cow takes you on a journey from the myth of Isis the fertility goddess (depicted as a woman with cow's horns) to "Moo-Glide," a special-edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle painted black and white and outfitted with cowhide saddlebags and seat. The book also includes cow poetry from the likes of A. A. Milne and Gary Larson.

Aside from the fun and trivia, the book gives a history of breeds, from Angus to Zebu, accompanied by color photographs. Price: $29.95. Contact Voyageur Press, Dept. FIN, Box 338, Stillwater, MN 55082, 800/837-2210.

Gas stabilizer

Prevent fuel from deteriorating and gumming up gas engines when storing your farm equipment, chain saws, generators, ATVs or other items. Simply mix 1 oz. of Amsoil's Gasoline Stabilizer with 21/2 gal. of fuel and fill gas tanks for cold storage. The product reduces the oxidation process in fuel, claims the company. Contact Amsoil Inc., Dept. FIN, Amsoil Bldg., Superior, WI 54880, 715/ 392-7101.

Warm, dry hands

Keep your hands warm and dry with the three layers of protection in Polar Gard gloves from Compliance Safety.

A leather outer shell stands up to rough farmwork while a PVS barrier and Thinsulate lining keep your hands warm and dry even when you're working with livestock waterers or in wet weather. Priced under $10. Contact Compliance Safety Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 676, Northbrook, IL 60065, 800/340-3413.

Portable power

Get charged up with Marquette's new Quick Kick rechargeable, portable battery booster and DC power supply.

The model 1000 power unit jump-starts vehicles and powers generators or power tools with 1,000 amps and a 17 amp/hr. rating. Or for more power, model 2000 offers 2,000 amps with a 34 amp/hr. rating. Both models feature insulated color-coded safety clamps with side terminal capability, a 12v power socket (model 2000 has two power sockets) and an impact-resistant case. Contact Marquette, Dept. FIN, Drawer 443401, One Lincoln Way, St. Louis, MO 63120-1578, 314/679-4300.

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