Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A new tractor!

I haven't posted in a while but that ought to be changing any time now. Spring is almost here and with that, we will be working steadily with various projects outside. Chicks need to be ordered, equipment needs to be repaired and maintained, fencing, new hen house location, etc. etc.

One new item around the farm will soon be our new IH 766 tractor. I recently bought this from a fellow in Saskatchewan. I am heading down to pick it up on the weekend of April 1. It is a 1975 model with a diesel engine. It doesn't have a turbo and puts out somewhere around 80 horsepower. It should work fine for pulling the new round baler and the new mix mill (other posts upcoming!). I have recently made a decision to expand the farm by renting some land and growing organic grain crops. I am currently looking for land now. I have rented some smaller parcels already, but I need a bigger field of around 60 acres or more to put the new equipment to work efficiently.

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