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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some people may wonder why I would cut and split firewood in the middle of winter. The leaves are off the trees and the weather is cool. What better time to cut some small oak trees, split them and put the firewood up. I do not have a fireplace. I hope to have one in a few years, but that is...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This is not a hog that lives in the bushes. It is a tractor mounted piece of farm equipment used for cutting brush and grass. This is how farmers keep their fields cut. Safety first. the shaft that sticks out of the rear of the tractor is what powers the blades of the bush hog, this is...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Article I put together on AllOutdoor about farm tractor attachments. Brush hog Disk Middle buster Row maker Grapple Bucket Auger Check out the article in the above link and let me know what you think.
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    In a previous thread we talked about stihl vs Husqvarna. I have it narrowed down to two saws: $299 - Husqvarna 40.9cc 2-Cycle 18-in Gas Chain Saw $319 - Husqvarna 45.7-cc 2-Cycle 18-in Gas Chainsaw The saw will be used around the farm for cutting trees like oak and sweet gum. Mainly for...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I just found this article by Steve Chastain; http://bestcentrifuge.com/running_on_waste_oil.pdf Everything someone might want to know about preparing waste/used motor oil for use in a diesel engine. I have been thinking about this for sometime. I even remember seeing an episode from "Doomsday...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Who's making the smallest and/or best diesel fully equipped utility garden tractor out there? Kubota? Deere? CNH? Any others I'm not aware of? Thanks in advance. :)
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Another weekend of cleaning up the homestead has come and gone. This weekend I focused on hauling scrap iron to the local recycler, picking up trash and cutting down some trees to make room for a pole barn. For those of you following this blog, yall know some of my family members, and their...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Now that the trees have been cut and some of the small timber has been thinned, its time to call in a stump grinder. A stump grinder is machine with carbide bits which cut the stump down to below ground level. No digging around the stump, no burning the stump, no pulling on the stump with a...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Here is the online version of Successful Farming Magazine that we have had a subscription to forever. http://www.agriculture.com/successful-farming Different Kinds of Poultry: http://www.agriculture.com/livestock/poultry How to build a chicken tractor...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    They're opening in my area soon- I think I remember a bunch of prep-type stuff that can be purchased there, but I haven't seen a full list anywhere, so could those of you that have one in your area give me a heads up? I know Vetrap can be purchased there, I have purchased a few rolls so far...
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