Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Preparing the Pasture

A while back we purchased a plot master.  It's a handy piece of equipment, that tills, plants and levels all-in-one.  The best part is that it can be pulled with a 4-wheeler if you want.  We used our tractor and that works great too.  After finally deciding how we wanted to proceed with our pasture, this seemed like the best tool for the job.

Originally we were going to cut and try a no-till method.  This just wasn't feasible.  The ground was too hard and we were worried about rocks.  Nathan made several passes with the plot-master, but the hard ground was making it slow going.  

Then came the rain.  Over the course of 3 days we got almost 5 inches.  It looked like Spring again!  Nathan took the ol' plot-master for another spin and ....ta-da!

We will let it sit over winter and allow the grass to decompose.  In the spring the plan is to rake it again and planted.  Hopefully next spring will be as wet as last spring.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

And Check...

 We are finally finished with the wood for this winter.  I am so proud of my hubby!  He would cut and split a load almost everyday.  Once our pile was humongous, it was time to move it.  He used the tractor to load the wood onto the trailer, then the family worked together to stack it.

It never ceases to amaze me how much firewood is handled.  The tree is cut down, chunked, then loaded and moved home.  There it's split and later stacked.  Months later it will be carried into the house and loaded into the stove.  Of course it doesn't end there, don't forget about having to empty the ashes.  

When under the deck was full, we ended up with over 10 chords.  There is still quite a pile by the log splitter, so we are definitely set for this winter.  Finally.


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