Machines and technology from rural America

The Homesteader's Guide to Understanding Water Sources

By Kacey Bradley

Water is essential in any home, but it's especially crucial on a homestead. Luckily, when you live on a homestead, you have options for harvesting natural water sources.

Tractor Attachments to Get the Most Out of Your Machine

By Oscar H. Will III

Useful tractor attachments such as the earth auger, rear-mounted blade, rotary tiller and more offer a means to get more value from your machinery investment.

How to Choose a Tractor for Your Homestead

By Oscar H. Will III

Oscar H. Will III shares with readers how to choose a tractor for your homestead. Choosing a tractor takes a little time but today's options are awesome. Originally published as "Choosing the Perfect Tractor" January/February 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.

Ten Tips for Tractor Safety

By Oscar H. Will III

Oscar H. Will III shares ten tips for tractor safety, including operating a tractor, maintaining tractors, avoiding injuries and advice on machine safety information. Originally published as "Ten Tips for Tiptop Safety" January/February 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.


Tools Review: Harbor Freight Portable Torch Kit with Video

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Overall happy with this torch kit, the reviewer finds acetylene expensive but a worthwhile purchase for limited usage from time to time on his homestead.

Make Soap with More Lather

Jennifer Nemec

Learn what you need to know to achieve hardness, lather, moisturizing and conditioning qualities when making a bar of soap.

A Farm Tractor Maintenance Guide

By Oscar H. Will III

Oscar H. Will III shares a farm tractor maintenance guide, includes schedules to use when checking the tractor engine, oil, filter and fluid changes, and transmission and antifreeze fluids. Originally published as "Maintenance Basics to Keep Your Tractor Truckin'" January/February 2007 GRIT MAGAZINE.

Tackling Winter Equipment Maintenance Tasks

By Josh Boyd

Prolong the life of your farm implements and minimize costly breakdowns this spring by keeping a routine winter maintenance schedule.

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