Trimming Low Branches – DeanoFarms: Week 13

Emily runs our mowing operation. In an effort to make her life easier I cleared out the low branches that slowed her down (or worse slapped her in the face) while mowing. I also have some decisions to make as far as which trees and which types of trees I want to foster on the …

Clearing Brush In Hay Bales – Project Finished (DeanoFarms: Week 9 and 10)

My first major farm project is now finished! I’m not very smart (most people know this and would agree). My plan wasn’t the best one. I picked the middle of a very hot and dry Tennessee summer to stand out in the middle of a field and clear brush (a lot of it very thorny) …

The Back Field – Mowing and Clearing Fence Rows (DeanoFarms: Week 6)

It took us too long to mow our back field this spring. Work and normal life got in the way. Luckily the land isn’t going anywhere. The land is patient like that I guess. Emily ran the mower and I worked on clearing a fence row. She finished her part and I made a small …

Farm Safety – Ticks, Poison Ivy, Tractor Tip Overs, Snakes, Spiders, Chainsaws (DeanoFarms: Week 5)

I was proactive on ticks (and my efforts have paid off). I wasn’t on poison ivy (and that stuff made me pay). As I was itching I wondered what other lessons might the farm try to teach me that I haven’t fully assessed. Spiders, snakes, tractor tip over, chain saw accident?!? Hmmm…what else?!?! Deano doesn’t …

Our Farm Is Flooding – Water Management Needs (DeanoFarms Week 2)

Fine, I’m being dramatic (clickbait). It was really only raining. But I was excited to walk around the building to see where my water problems were located. I was able to confirm we do have water problems. Then the hot water heater started leaking and really flooded things (the building, not the farm). So, maybe …

Our First Time Mowing Our Farm (Or Any Farm?!?) – DeanoFarms – Week 2

I joke with people that we bought a farm just to mow…because mowing in TN heat is fun?!? We’ve never mowed anything bigger than our yard until now. I read all my tractor and implement manuals. We got the tractor set up for our first time and tested everything. Then we set off to mow …

Moving My Antique Tractor To Our New Farm (DeanoFarms: Week 2)

This day has been a day I’ve been waiting for since I was in high school. For the first time in my life, my old John Deere will be on my own place. A lot of trucking was involved in a very enjoyable day. I had to get the old antique tractor woke up from …