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.
Do you have the right stuff? Agriculture expert Carol Ekarius shares her list of essential tools and equipment that every hobby farm should have.
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.
A little strength, a little patience and a pair of pruning loppers can unite to help you remove small stumps without big holes. Here’s how.
Tractors, lawn mowers, ATVs, chainsaws, snow blowers—farmers use a lot of loud equipment, so it’s important to own noise-cancelling earplugs or earmuffs. Here are tips on buying as well as other ways to mitigate noise.
Don’t discount the idea of heirloom tools. Some old tools I recently found on a family property are going back into service, and I find them just as special and meaningful as any other type of heirlooms.
Air compressors of various sizes and strengths can refill small and large tires as well as power other equipment. Having an air compressor can save hobby farmers a lot of time and trouble.