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.