Gardening Basics: Knowing Your Shovels

Helpful Tips When Shopping For An Oil Filter For A Tractor

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If you’re looking to keep your tractor working at an optimal rate, the oil that lubricates the motor needs to be clean. That’s what an oil filter can help with. If you’re looking to replace your tractor’s current oil filter, these tips can guide you in the right direction. Assess Reported Longevity A huge determining factor for which oil filter you go with for your tractor is longevity. Just how long can the filter last before it has to be replaced with another one? Read More»

How Do You Get Water To Hard-To-Reach Places?

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There are many uses for water on an active farm or ranch. Often, the problem is how to get the water to the place where it is needed, especially if that place (or places) always require guaranteed water delivery but not all the time. Enter the need for polyethylene pipes which can be coiled up, transported, and then unrolled to get water where it is needed. How Do You Get Pipe Where It Is Needed? Read More»

If "No Till" Means No Tilling, Why Machinery? And Other Questions Answered

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Most farmers use tilling equipment to churn the soil up from several inches underground. That is the traditional means of getting crops started in the spring. Unfortunately, it takes hours to do the tilling, and by the end of the first day, nothing has been planted yet. If the weather changes or the fields become too wet, all of that tilling has to start over to prepare the soil for seeding. Read More»

Heading Into Farming As A Career? Pointers On Buying Tractors

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If seeing a tractor for sale makes you long for a house with a red barn and a hundred acres behind that, you may be the perfect person to become a farmer. Family farms are on the decline because recent generations do not want to be farmers like their parents and grandparents. As such, there is a lot of farmland for sale, as well as a lot of equipment. If you know for sure that you are going to become a farmer now, here are a few pointers on buying your very first tractor. Read More»

Why Cedar Lumber Is A Good Type Of Wood For Farm Use

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Cedar lumber is a good building material to use around your farm. You can use it for a variety of purposes such as building a storage shed, tractor carport, or even a chicken coop. Although it costs more than pressure-treated lumber, if you buy the lumber in bulk and construct the building yourself, you’ll save on costs. Here are some reasons that cedar is such a good building material for outdoor projects. Read More»