Boy, today was a busy day! First, I hauled a load of red dyed wood chips to use as mulch around the roses and irises I brought up from Dad's house. Then, I went back and got a cubic yard of topsoil, which was so heavy it just about put the tires up into the top of the fenders. I actually drove home at only 30 mph and slowed down even further for the slightest bump. Used the Geared Massey 12 to pull the trailer around back of the house. The topsoil was used to top off the planter boxes I installed last year, this year I think I'll plant butter beans and snap beans there. One of my boys used the little two stroke tiller and tilled up all the weeds that had grown up in the planter box since last fall.
Then I got out the Gravely with the snow blade and pushed some soil back into the garden that was piling up around the edges. Broke for lunch and got a call from someone at church wanting to borrow a tiller to till a new garden. I offered to come look at what they needed and see if I had a tool that would do the job. So I went and decided that what they wanted called for the Gravely with the rotary plow, so I went home, put the rotary plow on the Gravely and trailered it on over. Spent about two hours breaking new ground. I love using my rotary plow for that kind of thing. At one point I hit a rock, an after a couple of seconds this rock pops up from the plow about as big around as a pizza and 3-5 inches thick.
After I got back home, I had to rest a few minutes, my feet were hurting from the walking I'd done. I decided that since this was the last nice day before rain sets in tomorrow, I needed to plow my garden. So the problem was, use the Gravely, or pop the plow on the Massey. I decided to plow with the Massey. Spent a pleasant hour or so plowing with the Brinley. Had my son take a video, I'm uploading the video to youtube, I'll post it here when it's done. At one point I checked the furrow depth with a tape measure and got a reading of 8 inches!
Here is the video of me plowing.
I'm past ready to get some peas planted, and maybe potatoes too, but between schoolwork and rain there just hasn't been time. Anyway, progress is being made, so things will get planted sooner or later.
Edited by HowardsMF155, March 16, 2013 - 09:49 PM.