Friday, May 13, 2011

This and that

It has been wet, cold and windy for about five days now. The sun has not made an appearance since last Sunday and its starting to get a little depressing. The long range 7 day forecast is looking similar to the last 5 days which is not encouraging at all. The one good thing is I've made some time for doing chores such as cleaning and organizing our porch, planning our new wash station that is going to be up in the new barn and finalising the purchase of our hopefully soon to be Allis Chalmers G cultivating tractor.

I am very excited about the AC G. From the research I've done over the past 3-4 years everyone who owns one, loves them. They are not much to look at but its a lean mean cultivating machine. Between the G and the eco-weeder it should basically cut down hand weeding by about 90% at least. It may take some time to get it all set up properly and we may not see all the benefits this season but I'm like a kid in a candy store. I have been watching way too many Youtube videos trying to see all the different cultivating options that folks have been using and I'm pretty excited about the basket weeder in particular. Oh, the options are endless.

This is not our exact tractor but gives you an idea of what I'm talking about. The beauty of this machine is the visibility you have when cultivating. The engine is behind you so you have full sight of the plants and the cultivators. I can hardly wait. The other great thing is the tractor also comes with an electric conversion kit so it will be run off batteries making it quiet and more sustainable.

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