common-farm-equipment

Why a PTO Slip Clutch Needs to Make Your Farm Tools List

Anyone who owns a proper farm tractor will tell you two things: they’re indispensable and they’re expensive to fix. I recently pursued a quote for repairs on our John Deere …

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Tractor Comparison: Thinking About Buying an Old Tractor for Your Homestead?

By Ken Johnson – In the past 40 years or so, I have owned a few old tractors and liked most of them. When I was a teenager, I helped local farmers …

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What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?
July 28, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

When most people think of Connecticut they envision a state covered in pavement and cramped little houses stacked on top of one another, but nothing could be farther from the …

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Does Buying Older Farm Equipment Save You Money?

Buying older farm equipment can be an economical way to get started in the world of farming. Farmers and homesteaders have long been a thrifty bunch, either out of necessity …

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The Top 5 Farm Implements List for Homesteading

One of, if not the most useful thing any farmer or homesteader owns, is a tractor. Speaking from someone who has always owned a tractor of some kind, I can …

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In Old Small Farm Tractors, Lubrication is Key

By Dave Boyt – Call me sentimental, but I have a soft spot for old small farm tractors and here’s why. Just a couple of weeks ago, my wife, Becky, surveyed …

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10 Homesteading Blogs That Inspire and Educate
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Are you on the hunt for helpful homesteading blogs? You’re in luck. The Countryside Network features some of the most influential homesteading bloggers today. You’ll hear from these knowledgeable bloggers (and many more!) on …

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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on a Log

By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina – If you ever wanted to grow mushrooms on the homestead and make a decent wage, growing shiitake mushrooms is the way to go. This …

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Quick Tips For Fixing Metal and Wooden Gates

By Heather Thomas Smith – Keeping metal and wooden gates in good repair can sometimes be a challenge, but is an important part of homesteading today. A sagging or broken gate …

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Picking the Best Tractor for Small Farms
February 19, 2019 · · Tractors & Farm Equipment

Buying the best tractor for small farm work requires searching for the right tractor for the job. Tractors can be used for many reasons. Identifying the jobs and eliminating the tractors that won’t …

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Tractor Paint Colors — Breaking the Codes
February 19, 2019 · · Tractors & Farm Equipment

Today’s tractor paint colors identify which manufacturer made the machine, but it is not always this simple. The common John Deere green is a more modern addition to the history …

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What Happens at the Tractor and Machinery Show
February 19, 2019 · · Tractors & Farm Equipment

Attending a local tractor and machinery show is a wonderful way to reconnect with the agricultural history of our country.  What can you expect to find?  Tractor and machinery shows …

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Choosing the Right Saw from the Top-Rated Chainsaws
February 19, 2019 · · Tractors & Farm Equipment

When it comes to choosing the right saw from the top-rated chainsaws, there are a few things we’ve learned. As when buying other common farm equipment, making the right choice …

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