by Claude

Building a subsoil plough 1

May 9, 2014 in DIY, Fabrication, Homesteading, Mini-farming by Claude

Last year I set out to build a small subsoiler for my Kubota tractor. The idea was to build a subsoil plough, aka. a Keyline plough or a Yeomans’ plough to improve the soil on our property. Subsoil ploughs, if used in the right fashion can be used to build soil rapidly. About two thirds of the field we have
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by Claude

Building a stainless steel apple crusher

October 19, 2013 in DIY, Fabrication, Homesteading by Claude

We have three big old apple trees in our yard. The first autumn after we moved here, these trees produced heaps of delicious apples, and we had no way to use them other than eat them or give them away. There’s only so many apples you can eat without consequence and almost all neighbours have their own apple trees, so
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