Category Archives: Farm Machines

The Septic System – Completed

Our friend J came out last Monday to install the drain field baffles and then backfill everything. I assumed all went well and picked up some seed on my way down Tuesday thinking I could get it spread on all … Continue reading

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More of the Same…

Keep in mind this is a chronicle of the building our farm, so you get the good, the bad, the ugly and the not so interesting. Maybe we should change the name of the blog to “Diary of a Wannabe Farmer”. … Continue reading

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Between a [lot of] Rock and a Hard Place

We’ve had a hard time finding a well company to help us with our off-grid pump and line install.  We’ve been strung along all summer by two different companies who in the end decided off-grid was not their area of … Continue reading

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Using Your Noggin

Or looking for a Darwin Award Nomination? I’m not sure if the picture shows it clearly enough, but neither of the rear tires are touching the ground. No worries. It was all part of the plan… There is a pretty steep descent down … Continue reading

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Time. Is It On My Side?

Let’s hope the Rolling Stones were right as we have a lot of plans for this fall and they are going to run smack dab into the all of the summer projects we are trying to finish up. Summer projects included … Continue reading

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Damn Backseat Driver…

  Anyone remember the pushmi-pullyu from Dr. Dolittle? Kind of how I felt this last weekend trenching for the well line. M thought it would go a lot faster if I moved the tractor forward when he was finished digging … Continue reading

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Getting to Mow You…

“…getting to mow all about you”. While the diesel engine rattling along our grassy hills was hardly the Sound of Music it was nice to be able to knock down the grass and continue building our pasture without having to … Continue reading

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