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  • Everything You Need To Know About Compact Tractors For Your Homestead

    12 August 2020

    As some Americans are returning to the land to be self-sufficient on small, 21st century homesteads, they are realizing that living off the land takes a lot of hard work. Luckily, today's homesteaders have something that previous generations did not: a compact tractor.   What can a subcompact tractor do? The real question is not what a compact tractor can do, but rather what do you need a compact tractor to do. A compact tractor can do much of the heavy work on your homestead, from snow removal to lawn care.

  • How To Pick The Best Hydraulic Oil Filter For Your Tractor

    17 April 2020

    The hydraulic system of your tractor is what gives it the power that you rely on to do everything you need to do in your agricultural setting. Just like regular engines that rely on basic motor oil, hydraulic systems rely on several components to keep the fluid free-flowing and free of impurities. Therefore, the hydraulic oil filter for your tractor is one of the most important parts. A low-quality filter can mean you run into things like lowered amounts of power and having to replace the hydraulic fluid more frequently than necessary, and both problems can come at an incredible expense.

  • The Best Timber Projects To Provide You With Outdoor Privacy And Usable Space

    5 December 2019

    There are a lot of improvements that you may be considering adding privacy to your home. Some of these improvements include timber projects that include privacy fencing and other landscaping structures. The following tips will help you create usable space that can be great for outdoor living areas:  1. Add Privacy Fencing and Panels to Give Your Outdoor Space More Privacy   One of the first improvements that you will want to consider for your outdoor spaces is privacy fencing designs.

  • Suggestions For A Beginner Farmer

    21 August 2019

    Do you live in a rural area and have you been thinking of ways to use a large piece of land to make money from home? The best direction to take for such a venture is to become a farmer, as you can eventually sell a variety of your own product to the public. However, you must come up with a solid plan that you are sure can be realized, as there is a lot of work that goes into successfully running a farm.

  • 4 Tools You Need to Cut Down a Mature Tree

    23 May 2018

    If you have a mature tree on your property that you are determined to cut down yourself, you need to make sure that you have the right equipment on hand to cut down the tree. 1. Chainsaw You need a strong chainsaw if you plan on cutting up a lot of trees. You are going to want to use a chainsaw that has about a twenty-foot bar so that the bar on the chainsaw is long enough to cut through any tree that you encounter.

  • 4 Reasons Why Used Farm Equipment Makes Sense For Your New Business

    12 March 2018

    Starting a small farm takes a lot of work, not to mention a great deal of money. Used equipment can help you combat the latter problem, as it provides the equipment you need at a fraction of the cost. Here are just some of the reasons why used farm equipment makes sense. Better for the Environment Used equipment is better for the environment. Most farm equipment is massive in size, which means increased production hours and widespread material usage.

  • Four Benefits A Golf Course Mower Provides Farmers

    1 November 2017

    Even though you are a farmer first and everything else second, you still have to mow your lawn around the house. That is just one of those chores that cannot be left alone, or the weeds in the yard will spread to your fields. Yet, mowing is such a hassle when you have to contend with horseflies, chiggers, and other biting insects. Perhaps what you need is a golf course mower.

  • 3 Vital Things To Do Before Buying Your First Livestock

    10 July 2017

    Have you recently moved to a rural area and you're thinking about buying a horse, a cow, or some other livestock so that you can have a real farm experience? Would this be the first time that you've owned an animal that isn't a dog or a cat? While owning livestock can be a fun and rewarding experience, there is more work to it than you may have realized. Despite what ou can't simply purchase one of these animals and leave them to fend for themselves.

  • 4 Reasons Your Grass Isn't Growing

    5 January 2016

    Maybe you are one of those homeowners who dotes on your lawn like it's your baby. Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones who just has a nice lawn without really trying. Whichever type you are; it can be very disconcerting when you begin to notice brown patches in your lawn. It's best to take care of the problem quickly as whatever the problem is, it could soon destroy your entire lawn.

  • 3 Ways To Prepare Your Hog Houses For Winter Storms

    8 August 2015

    If you raise hogs on your farm, you might be worried about their well-being this winter. It's true that winter storms can have an impact on your hog houses and the livestock that live in them. However, taking a few preparation steps before the harsh weather hits can help you keep them safe. 1. Inspect and Repair Your Curtains The curtains on the sides of your hog houses are designed to help keep them warm when the temperatures plunge.