Me And My Cowboy

About Me

I am not exactly what you would call a country girl. In fact, I was born and raised in one of the biggest cities in the world. So you can imagine the surprise on my parent’s face when I told them I was marrying a cowboy and moving to his farm.

For the first few years of our marriage, I avoided getting involved in the labor aspect of the farm. However, when we fell on hard times, I had no choice but to lend a helping hand. Much to my surprise, I learned that I actually like agriculture.

Over the last 20 years, I have learned quite a lot about agriculture and farm equipment. Now that me and my husband are hanging up our gardening gloves in retirement, I am hoping that this site will allow me to pass along everything that I learned over the years.

3 Key Tips To Keep In Mind When Laying Sod For Your Yard

If you want to have a lush, green yard this year, you should consider laying down sod instead of using grass seed. Here are a few keep tips to keep in mind as you navigate using sod in your yard for the first time.  #1 Get Your Soil Ready In Advance The first thing you need to make sure you do is get the soil in your yard ready before you purchase and bring home your sod. You are going to want to make sure that there are no low areas in your yard where water could pool up; that could cause issues for your down the road. Instead, make sure that your soil is even and set up so that water can travel down your lawn and into your drainage system. Next, you are going to want to make sure that there are not large sticks or rocks in your soil. Walk around and remove any sticks or rocks that are larger than a couple of inches from your soil; this will help the sod take root easier.  Finally, make sure that you don’t have big clumps of dirt that look more like rocks. Break up any soil clumps or clods and spread them them into the rest of the soil.  #2 Apply Fertilizer To Your Soil The second thing you need to do is apply a layer of fertilizer to your soil before you lay down the sod. You are going to want to purchase fertilizer that is labeled as 12-12-12 at your local nursery or home improvement store. Make sure that you follow the instructions on...

What Can I Do To Maintain Best Use Of My Generator?

If you are being hit by a winter storm that knocks your power out or if you regularly conduct business at a variety of work sites, chances are good that you will need to use a generator at some point. You will be in a for a rude awakening if you pull out these generators for use only to find that they are not working. A generator malfunction can be a large setback, regardless of your reason for using it. If you want to make sure that you’re able to always take advantage of your generator at the highest level, you’ll need to consider some valuable tips for keeping them in the best condition. Follow this resource so that you’re able to keep your generator working the way that it should with no problems.  #1: Perform Your Own Routine Maintenance To add value to your generator, you should take care of it by adhering to a particular maintenance schedule. For example, some key pieces of maintenance that you must perform routinely include getting rid of old, worn out components, maintaining the proper level of fluid and keeping proper airflow by changing the filters when necessary. Keep a notepad or digital file of this maintenance schedule, while making note of any circumstances or questions that a generator repair professional might need to field.   #2: Take Good Care Of Your Fuel Spilling fuel when attempting to pour can cause you to overfill your generator and render it inoperable. For this reason, and to avoid safety and fire hazards, you must take inventory of the way that you store your fuel....