The interest in small farming seems to be growing more and more these days, and that means that there are more books, blogs, and online resources than ever to help you get started. This article isn’t meant to take place of the more in-depth resources you can access, but just to get you thinking about a few things as you’re getting started.
To prevent early burnout when you’re preparing the landscape for a small farm or other outdoor project, you want to be sure you’re investing in the best tools you can afford – at least when it comes to the essentials. That doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive.
You can find cheap lawn mower parts, tires, and blades, for instance, if you look around to find great deals. Find a retailer with a good reputation and a wide selection, where you’ll be able to find a 20-inch, 21-inch, 22-inch, or 42-inch lawn mower blade, depending on your needs.
When looking for all kinds of mower equipment, choose a retailer that carries blades to fit top brands like Honda, Husqvarna, MTD, Murray, Craftsman, Toro, and John Deere. Your chosen retailer should also carry top mower-blade styles such as mulching, Gator®, and high-lift, as well as top mower types like rotary, push mowers, zero turn, and ride-on styles.
In addition to looking for cheap mower parts, tires, and blades, you’ll be looking for a variety of other agricultural parts and accessories to prepare your landscape for planting, growing, and maybe even raising livestock. Talk to experienced landscapers, gardeners, or farmers whose goals are similar to yours about their favorite tools, as well as any tips and tricks they have to share based on their experiences.
Remember, starting a farm, even a small hobby farm, is a complicated process that requires great amounts of patience, as well as tolerance for the many frustrations that will naturally occur through the process. If you have the patience and tolerance, however, you’ll be rewarded with many satisfactions and joys over time.