Fences, Out Buildings, Tools, and Septic Systems for the Urban Rancher
Fences For The Farm
Fences may be used to protect or divide property, to improve its appearance, to confine animals, or to exclude animals. Whatever its purpose, plan carefully. This is especially important on farms where fences represent a large investment.
Breaking New Ground
BNG has become internationally recognized as the primary source of information on rehabilitation technology relating to agricultural worksites.
Choosing The Right Septic Tank
You need to choose the right kind of system for your household size and soil type, and you need to maintain it regularly or it won't work properly. Also see The Texas A&M Septic System Home Page.
Conventional Septic Tanks
They use gravity to treat and distribute wastewater in the soil. They have the lowest cost and require the least amont of maintenance.
What Size Tractor Do I Need?
That depends on what you want to do with the tractor and what your land is like.
What Mower Should I Use?
There are two basic types of mowers: Rotary Mowers and Reel Mowers.
Brands of Tractors
There are generally two types of lawn and garden tractors: light duty and heavy duty.
How Do I Trim?
Trimming your lawn is usually not as pleasurable and glamorous as mowing. Be sure you know what to trim with.
Alternatives To Buying A Tractor
Not everyone wants or needs a tractor. Also, a tractor is not the ideal tool for every job.
Equipment Books
List of books (and reviews) about tractors, lawn equipment, and miscellaneous books of interest.
Grey Market Tractors
If you shop around for anything larger than a garden tractor, sooner or later you will hear the term "grey market" tractor.
What About Insurance
Your insurance coverage is apt to be different from someone else's. Check with your insurance agent to be sure about coverage for your tractor and related equipment.
Barns, Barns, Barns!
Barn plans for sale.
Yard and Garden Sheds
Simple, useful building plans for sale.
Information, Clubs, Sideroads, and Discussions
List of clubs that restore, repair, and collect.
More Resources
List of sources about tractors, two-wheelers, storage buildings, and more.
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