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.
Why struggle with a less-than-ideal tool if a more appropriate tool will save you time and effort? That’s why I recently bought a set of snap ring pliers.
Websites such as craigslist can often lead you to the used farm equipment that you need or want, but it can take diligence, patience and careful searching.
I found on my farm a 5-foot metal wheel with a handle and odometer. Turns out it’s a measuring wheel—and I might just put it to use.
Have you considered learning some simple plumbing tasks? Gaining some basic knowledge of plumbing can come in handy for a hobby farmer, negating the need to summon a professional.
You might already know a thing or two about circular saws, but they’re a bit more complex than they appear. Here are a few extra features you should look for when shopping for a circular saw.
Put your DIY skills to the test by crafting handmade tools from items found in nature. Here are some examples of how I found that simple, natural tools can be quite handy.