It often surprises people to learn that there really is farm work to be done in the winter. Equipment repair and maintenance are things that are often left for the winter months. For example, I just spent the last few days building a tractor and manure spreader. When I was done, my neighbors and I … Continue reading Tractor Work
This summer, whenever the hydraulics stopped working on the Cub, we just filled 'er up with more. Seemed odd that so much oil kept spilling out of the oil filler; odder yet that the Cub never seemed low on oil, in fact, she seemed a little too full of oil.Upon careful inspection, and a phone … Continue reading Tractor Dreams, part 3
Liz and I took a little road trip this Wednesday. First stop was Berlin, MA to meet Charlie at Village Power and Equipment. Charlie is the man to go to if you're in the market for used farm equipment, or if your used farm equipment has broken down. His knowledge about old tractors is encyclopedic. … Continue reading Road Trip
We're been harvesting tomatoes from the second planting for a few weeks. Striped Germans, Japanese black trifele, rose de Berne, jubilee, Nebraska wedding, garden peach, Pruden's purple, jet star and pink beauty tomatoes varieties are in abundance. Paste tomatoes from the third planting are starting to come in. Dry and sunny weather conditions have improved … Continue reading Tomatoes galore!
We've been doing a lot of hoeing lately - fifteen hundred bed feet last Wednesday! I got the hoes sharpened on Thursday. My mechanic gets them razor sharp in exchange for lettuce! He deduced that I'm growing vegetables on the rockiest acre on the east coast.I've no mechanized cultivating equipment, in large part because I've … Continue reading Tractor Dreams