Proper maintenance and an eye toward safety will give you and your tractor a long, healthy life together. We tend to take tractors for granted, easily forgetting that these farm necessities have the potential to be dangerous, especially when operated by an inexperienced driver.  Many tractor-related accidents could have been prevented if the operator had […]

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With one wheel you can go into narrower places like garden patches. Two wheels are best for heavy loads. If you are going to be hauling stuff up and down the hills then you are probably better off with the two-wheel type. The two-wheeled model is much likely to tip over sideways, but the one-wheel […]

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While the herbs from your herb garden are best used fresh, there is always more than you can use in one season. Homegrown herbs are a terrific way to punch up the flavors you create in your kitchen. Preserving homegrown herbs isn’t difficult if you know how to do it right. Here are five techniques […]

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Soil conditioners improve the texture and nutrient-availability of your soil. They can also improve the water retention of dry, coarse soil. Soil conditioners can come in many different forms some of which include arctic humus, worm castings, and organic compost. How do you make good soil? Testing your soil pH is recommended if your plants […]

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Generally, soil pH is probably fine if you see that plants are growing well and healthy. But as a gardener, testing soil pH is recommended to clearly measure the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. It is especially imperative if plants are not growing optimally or if they are having some nutrient troubles, looking sickly […]

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THOUGH some gardeners may be blessed with perfect soil, most of us garden in soil that is less than perfect. If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony or too acidic, don’t despair. Turning a poor soil into a plant-friendly soil is not difficult to do, once you understand […]

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One of the most important tools on our farm is the broad fork. Choosing a garden fork…easy right? I mean, all you have to look for is a garden fork that is well made by a reputable company and you’re done. Well…maybe not. What kind of work are you asking your garden fork to do? […]

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Choosing fresh foods can help you feel better and preserve the environment Buying organically grown food free of harmful chemicals, bursting with more nutrition, taste, and sustainable sustenance is a direct vote for immediate health and the hopeful future of generations to come. Organic food must meet certain standards in order to be certified as […]

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The everyday farming activities of plowing fields and seasonal crop harvests are causing some serious issues underground. The heavy tractors and other farm equipment operating in the fields compress the soil which each pass. Season after season, the sub-surface soil continues to be compact, which is known as “hard pan”. The connectivity of soil pores […]

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