2015

Every element of a farm is important for one reason or another and when one thing goes wrong, a whole chain of negative effects could occur. Click for help.

About Me
what makes a farm successful?

I have always loved everything about farms. I love the animals, the plants and all of the equipment that is needed to keep a farm functioning and productive. Although I don't have a huge farm of my own, I have taken the small amount of land that I do own and have created a mini-farm that I enjoy very much. Every element of a farm is important for one reason or another and when one thing goes wrong, a whole chain of negative effects could occur. Here, you will find the many things that I have learned over the years that has helped me make my mini-farm productive and successful.

Three Quick Approaches To Regrowing Your Pasture Grass For Happier Cows

28 October 2015
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Grass-fed cows produce healthier milk and beef products than cows that are fed treated grain or hay and alfalfa with added vitamin boosters, which could be laced with pesticides. If you are just starting a grass-fed beef and dairy farm, you will find out very quickly that keeping up with the grass demands for your herd goes beyond nature's ability to keep up. Here are three quick approaches to regrowing pasture grass for happier, healthier cows. Read More …

Mowing Your Large Lawn: Tips For Healthy Looking Grass

27 July 2015
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Large yards can be overwhelming to mow.  Even with a commercial or wide deck riding lawn mower, a five acre lawn can take a long time to mow.  Large yards can still look great if you know how to properly care for it. Here are some tips on how to care for your large lawn with your riding lawnmower. Don't cut your grass too fast.  It can be tempting to put the mower on the fastest setting when the job is big and you are looking at spending multiple hours on the mower. Read More …

Flame Weeding: A Clean And Economical Alternative To Herbicides

27 June 2015
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Flame weeding is exactly what it sounds like: the destruction of weeds in agricultural fields by burning. It has been rarely used since the introduction of herbicides, but many of today's farmers are concerned with overuse of chemicals, and organic farm production is booming. Farmers looking for a more economical and eco-friendly way to produce crops and increase yields are paying more attention to this method and the cleaner, cheaper LP gas it uses. Read More …

The Drought And California Lawns

22 June 2015
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If you are like many California homeowners, your lawn is sacred. You have put hours of labor into keeping it watered, fertilized, and mowed, but during a prolonged dry spell and mandated water restrictions, you cannot give it the care you would like. To prevent a horrible case of the dying grass blues, you should consider taking up your old lawn and putting down native sod to create a drought-resistant lawn. Read More …