windyhill4.2 wrote:A Farmall Cub/Super A/100/130/140 would be great for cultivating,a Farmall Super C/200 would even be a better all purpose tractor to plow,disc,cultivate & use for PTO work,we would like to eventually have a decent sized tractor with a loader . A loader would be so useful on this property & with our shop work,we could lift disabled units & move them around.But $$ have too many places to go & some things are higher on the priority list than a farm tractor for now. We have had a large sized garden for quite a few yrs. & have made do with our current equipment.This is the first yr. that we had 6' tall rye to chop with a garden tractor,what a time consuming job it was with this equipment.We might try renting a farm tractor & flail chopper next yr.Before we moved here in 2001,we lived on the in-laws farm & used the farm equipment for some of the garden work. The first 3-4 yrs on this property all we had was our 1985 Troy-Bilt Horse tiller.All our existing garden was lawn that i tilled with the Troy-Bilt.... lots & lots of walking We installed a 28" tiller on a 1995 garden tractor in 2006?,it sure seemed like a big tilling rig compared to walking the 20" Troy-Bilt. Gardening is fun,relaxing,healthy & very rewarding especially when the food is coming to the table that we grew.
Sunny Boy wrote:I've used many ways to kill woodchucks
windyhill4.2 wrote:We started raising our own mulch to use on our asparagus patch & other select areas.
windyhill4.2 wrote:We do actually like to use lots of mulch as it is a wonderful soil improver.
Sunny Boy wrote:Dan,
" ....... than I Fuzzee them to kill the woodchuck. "
I've used many ways to kill woodchucks, but this is a new one on me. What's a Fuzzee ????
rberq wrote:windyhill4.2 wrote:We do actually like to use lots of mulch as it is a wonderful soil improver.
In the past I have also collected tree leaves after they fall. Most break down pretty well especially if you run over them with the mower a couple times. I wish I had a truck, because in some residential areas I could collect hundreds of bags that people have left out for the trash collector. A few towns (not mine) compost most of the leaf/grass/etc. waste they receive, and make it available to residents free or at minimal cost.
Lu47Dan wrote:Paul, at one time it was a brand of road flare sold around here. I place one in each entrance to the burrow complex and cover the hole up with dirt. The smoke from the flare does in the woodchuck and also indicates any other opening into the burrow.
Another thing that works is CO2 gas from Dry Ice, or CO2 gas from a pressure cylinder.