Planters and seeders perform the same function for different crops. Here’s what you need to know to use the machines safely and at maximum efficiency.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.
I had great fun looking at hundreds of old tools during a rare, “just for fun” shopping trip to a quirky store in a nearby town, but I left them all there.
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.
Replacing mechanized equipment with these human-powered tools reduces your fossil-fuel use and lets you tread more carefully on your land.
Keeping an organized collection of general spare parts such as nuts, bolts and washers can save you time and trips to the hardware store.