Top 7 Tools for a Growing Homestead


| 6/24/2015 1:58:00 PM


James WhiteBy now you've bought the farm or a little plot of land to call your own and you’re digging into the soil. That also means you've begun a list of equipment you didn't realize was essential. You didn't wait to buy a tractor, did you?

While you're taking stock of your homestead equipment, consider the following top tools for growing your homestead.

Rear-Tined Rotary Tiller

While you have an option of hitching a plow to a tractor or maybe even a plow horse, a rear-tined tiller is easy to work on and gets the job done. Organic gardening isn't difficult, but it is different, and a strong tiller will make your work easier.

Look for a tiller meant for small-plot farmers, made with cast-iron parts. The advantage with heavier machines like this is they'll break apart sod more easily and will also help to mix your compost into the soil.

Just keep in mind that you'll have to make sure the machine doesn't get clogged with cornstalks or wrapped in vines. If you allow the engine to get bogged down, it'll end up overheating.



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