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My blog is off to a bad start. That honor would go to the little three wheeled scooter trucks called Ape (Ah-Pee). The handlebar and seat of the scooter are enclosed in a little cabin, and the truck bed behind is about three feet by four feet.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
My Farm Truck
When something on the scooter does break, and it happens once a year or so, I simply push it to the closest mechanic, (seems like there's one on every other street) and they fix it, usually for some ridiculously low figure.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Why Every Hobby Farmer Needs a Farm Truck
What exactly is a farm truck? Farm trucks with four-wheel drive can also be tremendously valuable in the winter or during wet, muddy weather. But setting aside legal technicalities, when I speak of a farm truck, I'm speaking of any automobile that is...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Highway Bill\'s Farm-truck Exemption Awaits House Approval
“Transportation laws and regulations should not saddle farmers with additional regulatory hurdles simply because they farm closer to a processor in another state than a processor in their own state,” says NFU president Roger Johnson.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Let It Tow: Choose the Correct Vehicle for Towing Your Loads
Running a farm involves moving things around. When choosing a farm truck for towing, some features can make the difference between a white-knuckle experience and a safe, easy trip.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Take Advantage of Free Compost
Even free compost isn't a good deal if it harms your plants. As always, wear gloves when working with any compost or manure products and wash well when you're done. I suggest spreading 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the lawn once or twice per year.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Traveling with Livestock
You will always need up-to-date health papers issued by a vet. It's important to protect animals hauled in trucks from wind, cold and rain, and if you stop in the summer, be sure to park in the shade so your animals don't overheat.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Fiddleheads!!!
Fiddleheads should never be eaten raw, too many uncooked can cause a stomach ache. Fiddleheads are best eaten soon after picking, bring them home and rinse them a few times in cold water to remove any chaffe and grit.
California
El Segundo
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It was a popular accompaniment to roast beef and the two together composed the traditional Sunday brunch. My family used whatever dried but chewy fruit they had available. Most food historians agree that custard, the pudding like dessert that we know...
California
El Segundo
A Moveable Feast - Urban Farm Online
Here are three mobile markets that have taken their wares on the road: Revival Foods: In an effort to make local food more accessible in Savannah, Ga., Revival Foods launched its mobile market, Farm a la Carte, this spring.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Thrips On Onions And Why Onion Tops Curl Up
Unfortunately, these are only effective with small numbers of thrips, and they are also susceptible to most insect sprays.Although damage from thrips on onions is most prevalent during early bulbing, it is highly recommended that these pests be controlled...
Ohio
Willoughby
The tete-a-tete daffodil - enjoy it twice, once in a pot and forever in your garden!
Year, however, things are a lot less focused. I bought one pot of tete-a-tetes for my father, who lives at an assisted living center where they seem to have only artificial plants, and one for myself.
California
El Segundo
Growing Calendula – How To Care For Calendula Plants In The Garden
Petals of the calendula flower are used in cooking and were used as yellow coloring in cheeses and butters in centuries past. Poor to average, well draining soil and only occasional watering after plants are established is the secret to growing prolific...
Ohio
Willoughby
Recycled Building Projects, How to build a deck for $150
For a easy way to do this cut a 1" square bock of wood and tape it to one end of your 4' level, instant 1/4" per foot drop. Some helpful tips if your going to do alot of recycling buy a big crowbar (3' or more) and a sawzall, oh yeah and a couple sledge...
California
El Segundo
Caltha Cowslip Info: Tips For Growing Marsh Marigold Plants
More detail to what are marsh marigolds includes the fact that they are herbaceous perennial wildflowers or herbs.freestar.queue.push(function() { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-300x250-ATF-1"); });Not a traditional herb, however, as leaves and buds of...
Ohio
Willoughby
Sweet Lemon Information: Tips On Growing Sweet Lemon Plants
Sweet lemon (or sweet lime) is a generic catchall term used to describe citrus hybrids with low acid pulp and juice. Fruit is borne at the ends of these branches and is pear form in shape.
Ohio
Willoughby
Mulch Weed Control – Tips On Getting Rid Of Weed Growth In Mulch
What should you do if you've got weeds coming up in mulch in spite of your best intentions? Pay attention to the label, as some plants don't tolerate certain types of pre-emergent herbicides.Replace the mulch carefully, being careful not to disturb the...
Ohio
Willoughby
Watering The Garden – Tips On How And When To Water The Garden
Therefore, watering gardens about 2 inches or so once a week is preferable. The most suitable time for watering is morning, which reduces evaporation, but late afternoon is okay as well provided you keep the foliage from getting wet, which can lead to...
Ohio
Willoughby
How do I Calculate Transport Costs?
Include the number and cost of containers to be transported (if paying a set fee per container or paying per weight), driver fees (along with fees associated with maintaining his truck) and fuel costs (single or round trip).
California
Santa Monica
Desert Rose Propagation – Starting Adenium Seeds Or Cuttings
Stick the cutting into a well draining growing medium like perlite or sand mixed with soil. Allow the cutting to dry out for a day or two, then wet the end of the desert rose cutting and dip it in.
Ohio
Willoughby
Trailers: To Hitch or to Haul
How often will you be hauling them? And president of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, recommends that before you buy a tow vehicle or a trailer, determine what you are going to do with the rig, both now and in the future.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How to Sell Pine Straw
Also ask if they will rake and bale the pine straw for you or if you should deliver it to them raked.If you must rake the needles yourself, use a standard garden rake. Pine straw mulch remains loose and allows air and water to infiltrate the ground below,...
California
Santa Monica
What The Microloans Program Can Do For You
“This new truck now helps us improve the quality and freshness of our farm produce when we deliver into the Chicago market,” explains Peg Sheaffer. Matt and Peg Sheaffer, of Sandhill Family Farms in Brodhead, Wis., tapped into the FSA microloans program...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Mimosa Tree Facts: Learn How To Get Rid Of Mimosa Tree Weeds
Use triclopyr if you mean to conserve other plants in the area. Repeated cutting of spouts oris also an effective way to get rid of mimosa trees. They are spread by birds and other wildlife into nature where they colonize any disturbed areas.
Ohio
Willoughby
Sagebrush Plant Information: Growing Facts And Uses For Sagebrush Plants
The plant is characteristic with its grayish green, needle-like leaves and spicy, yet acrid, smell. They can survive ferocious winds and extreme periods of drought. Growing sagebrush plants in the home landscape provides a natural look for the open field...
Ohio
Willoughby
UF Hack: Save Your Autumn Leaves
Land snails snuggle just beneath the soil to hibernate behind a door of slime. Bojan Rantasa/Flickr If collecting leaves and deadheads is a necessary part of your autumnal routine, consider fermenting them into leaf mold on-site instead of trucking them...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Old Patio, New Patios
It is made from about a million brick pavers, each of which weighs about 5 pounds. He declined so I just started asking around. They are going to use them to make a new patio of their own.
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Frac-sand Mine to Open Across Wisconsin High School
The school, which sits along the majestic Mississippi River, in the bluffs, is home to hundreds of pre-K through 12th-grade children and adolescents. Photo by Jim Tittle/www.nocfcfracplant.com Glacier Sands, LLC recently obtained a conditional permit...
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
How Are Oranges Harvested?
To reach the fullest level of ripeness, oranges -- like all citrus fruits -- should remain on the tree for as long as possible.As has been tradition for hundreds of years, oranges are typically picked from the orange tree by hand.
California
Santa Monica