Deer are a pretty big issue on my Wisconsin farm, so when I started a new orchard, I knew I’d need to protect the 10 young trees I planted. Here’s the fence I chose.
If your orchard is not near a hose or irrigation system, an inexpensive, gravity-fed leg tank on a wagon gets the trees the water they need.
Keeping an organized collection of general spare parts such as nuts, bolts and washers can save you time and trips to the hardware store.
For some tasks, such as heavy mowing or plowing, full throttle is necessary, but for many others, less throttle saves fuel and also creates less noise.
It depends. Consider how you’ll use them to transport water on your farm, and you might end up purchasing both types. The differences can be significant.
An orchard full of mature apple trees is quite pleasant, but low-hanging branches can complicate or prevent mowing. A little pruning can make a big difference.
This John Deere 594 could be 75 years old but it still serves admirably thanks to simple design, ease of use and the fact that it just plain works.