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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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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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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    We understand you want to look good, feel well and live a long time. We all do. It’s true, there are no guarantees for sublime health and a long, happy life. But, there are some key things within our control when it comes to our diet and what we eat. What we choose to […]

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From backhoes to wagons, learn about some farm equipment and agricultural machinery that might be worthwhile investments for your farm.    Take a look at these farm-equipment types and gauge whether you need them to make your farm a more efficient and let’s be the honest more fun place to work. 1. Tractor:  There never […]

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To make your tractor efficient and cost effective, avail the services of a skilled mechanic, use the right grade of oil and genuine spare parts. Every use, check engine oil level; check hydraulic system(s) oil level(s); inspect tires for damage or wear; check coolant level; check seat belt; walk around tractor looking for damage, oil […]

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A healthy yard and garden do not need pesticides. Frequent use of weed and feed products and other chemicals that kill insects and weeds can create a less vigorous lawn and plants, and can also put the health of kids, family members, and pets at risk. Usually, chemicals are sort of the last resort in […]

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Correctly maintaining a tractor will add years to its useful life. However, there are some basic differences in maintaining a tractor from other vehicles. The manufacturer has specific instructions for basic care of your equipment, and they have the expertise to give you the best advice on how to do it. If you don’t have […]

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