"You see a section being tilled, I see PUMPKINS. Actually, mainly spaghetti squash. And some zucchini." There's nothing that says, "Things will be just perfect this time around: well-weeded, vigorously green, prolifically fruitful," better than a freshly tilled patch! … [Read more...] about Spring tilling
Ice storm. Some strange, quick mix of rain and freezing cold that puts a thick coating of ice on everything, and creates thick little icicles wherever water drips (like, above, from the 3-point hitch that's attaching the rototiller to the tiny tractor. Quite amazing, and a little … [Read more...] about Ice storm
Tiny tractor: More rototiller repair, taking it apart to replace a bearing housing. These jobs either go fast or take exactly 5x as long as your worst case expectation because of little snags. (It would be quicker if I did this stuff all the time!) Here, I'm fixing the chain, a … [Read more...] about Repairs
Here's the new field, in various states of readiness. Up front, it's only been plowed and disked, with big hunks of sod waiting to be busted up. Further off, the trusty Kubota compact tractor has done its thing with a 48" rototiller, and the ground is nearly ready to go. This … [Read more...] about Field to go
What's in a photo? Depends what you're looking for! Take this pic of Andie, rototilling today with the Kubota. Pretty straightforward: woman, machine, field. BUT, can you spot practically EVERY main part of a really tiny farm (at least, of this one), represented right … [Read more...] about Spot the tiny farm!