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Food Forest Earth Works Planning - Part I

Our first major project after acquiring Six Hands Farm is to get started with Phase 1 of our food forest.  The goal for Phase 1 is to prepare and plant a small portion of the land we have set aside for a food forest.   376 more words


Remember These Tips When Operating A Loader Backhoe

It may seem easy to operate a loader backhoe but the truth is that it can be tricky, especially if you are just getting started. You must keep in mind a few factors for a seamless operation. 333 more words


New York State Police: Man Abandoned Backhoe In Big Hole He Dug In Rural Road

PRATTSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say they’ve charged a Rochester man with using excavating equipment to dig a 40-foot-long, 12-foot-deep hole in a rural road in the middle of the night and not telling anyone about it. 121 more words


Piling on. Pole positions

Blogs dig into almost anything. Reflecting a bit of bog-like identity: sometimes a path, sometimes mush, sometimes a fire is lit with it.

Dogs, who are skilled at getting down and dirty, see things differently: it’s either this or that. 541 more words


How To Safely Operate a Backhoe Loader in 5 Simple Steps

For anyone working in construction, the versatile backhoe loader is one of the industry’s go-to machines, a popular choice that’s powerful enough to take on jobs where moving earth, loading and spreading materials, installing big equipment like septic tanks, and digging water, sewer and gas lines are what needs to get done. 584 more words