Though I have been less than enthusiastic about various mechanized garden tools in the past, I must admit to a certain awakening fondness for the versatility and power of my neighbor’s tractor. Especially with a babe driving it.
That little John Deere did yeoman’s work in the garden. I tilled over 8,000ft2, and cannot imagine how long it would have taken me to fork up all that hard ground by hand.
On a small scale, my broadfork, spade and fork are indispensable. A tractor has always been overkill in the past, as I’ve never had much land, or the money or desire to buy a tractor, or a neighbor to borrow one from.
Now, however, with 30 acres around me and a free tractor, there’s no reason not to use one!
If I ever get a larger homestead, I will probably buy a tractor. The amount of work I could do in a short time was amazing.
You can see our garden prep work in my latest video:
Go tractor, go!