My husband and I grew up in an area that was deeply affected by the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The generation or two following, passed down a thrifty, do it yourself attitude. If we are able to rebuild something around here, we do it.
I use this little tractor and a disk to “work the trees.” That just means killing weeds in between the rows of newly planted trees to conserve water and keep them looking good. However, this is getting to be a bigger job all the time, due to someones’ OCD tree planting habit. No need to name names.
On a corner of one of the fields that we farm, was a cultivator that a former tenant had abandoned. It’s the greenish thingy in the grass.
Late last fall, my husband loaded it up and brought it home.
The guys took it down in size and added blades from another implement.
Here is a test run. So much faster! In our throw away world I admire someone who has a vision and is able to recycle and re use. Thank you boys! (I refuse to completely quit using the little tractor and disk though. It just will have a smaller job, taking care of those – Hard to Reach areas. )