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Entries Tagged as 'tractor'

Thanksgiving Nor’easter, 2014 Version

November 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Blog, Weather

The storm struck Wednesday. It snowed most of the day and into the night. When we awoke Thursday morning, there were eight-plus inches on the ground, instantly turning Spy Dog Farm into a scene from Dr. Zhivago, giving us plenty of work to do in addition to the usual chores. Thankfully, I had the good […]

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Grass: The Long and Short of It

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments · farming

I should explain this photo. What you’re looking at is I the underside of our tractor. That fuzzy piece is grass wrapped around the drive shaft that powers our 60-inch mower deck. What I recently discovered trying to mow the tall grass in our pasture is that the tough stems from milk weed and goldenrod […]

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Tractor Test

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments · farming

As long as it’s going to be winter again, might as well see how the new tractor performs. The first test was moving a hay bale down the driveway to the winter pasture. With the temperature around 20 degrees, the diesel engine was a little slow to start. Thankfully, the glow plug that pre-warms the […]

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