Tire Sealant

Tire Sealant

It is that simple Tire Sealant. I am always amazed by tire sealants. Due to the new addition to the farm we wanted more work time and less down time due to flats. Rather than flats the hunt was on for a new tire sealant.

The environment we work in has LOTS of thorns and occasionally nails and other sharp objects. Our last unit probably had more wood than rubber in the front tires.

The green slime stuff is OK. For sure works if you have no other choice. The blue industrial stuff does a little better job. Also does slightly bigger holes. Never had any experience with the others. I know the green and the blue do break down over time and you have to replace it. That just a waste of money. I was told to replace the green stuff yearly.

Both the blue and the green will rust the rim from the inside out. When you buy a machine like in our situation you are thinking long term. Possible life time with this being the last unit you will ever buy. With that said you dont want the rims rusting out. I think the green does up to a nail size hole. If I remember right the blue will seal a slightly bigger hole and with luck up to a quarter inch size hole.

Now we found the miracle tire sealant called Liquitube. This stuff is awesome. Of course you pay for what you get and it is 3 times the cost of the green or the blue. After research we gladly paid. It doesn’t break down. It doesn’t rust out the rim. Amazingly it seals up to three quarter inch holes in industrial tires. This will go in all of our off road tires and trailers.

In conclusion this has to be the best tire sealant on the market. PERIOD !!!

The best tire sealant on the market

 


No Hunting Purple

No Hunting Purple

You will wear Orange if you ignore the PURPLE !!! Do you know why in Texas and some other states you see the color No Hunting Purple in odd locations? You may see it on gates, fence post, trees, etc. It is real simple it means NO TRESPASSING !!!

I’m going to start off very simple and say if you see the color No Hunting Purple painted on fence posts, trees, etc turn back while you can. It holds the same weight and the same laws apply as a posted sign reading no trespassing. The state of Texas adopted this law in 1997 after Arkansas started it in 1989.

This helps land owners from replacing the signs that people keep using for target practice or high winds blow away. This also helps notify the public of private land.

One of the big problems is educating the public on this subject. They need to understand the color purple is more than just a movie when it is found on trees or fences. If you are going to use the No Hunting Purple on your property you need to make sure to do it right. It is required that you make it at least 8 inches long by 1 inch wide and placed between 3 and 5 feet off the ground. It also needs to be visible. The purple markings should be 100 feet apart on forest land and at least every 1,000 feet on other lands.

The idea of purple may not be very manly as it is smart. The reason they decided on the color purple is because most color blind people can see the color purple. There are several states that use paint as no trespass markings, but not all are the color purple.

In conclusion it is real simple. I will be buying me some No Hunting Purple paint in a rattle can. I will mark the boundaries of my property and other areas just to be sure it is noticed. Remember it is the same as a No Trespassing sign and holds the same weight and laws as the sign does.

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How Much UTV do you need?

How Much UTV do you need?

We tried to decide for a long time on our small farm what would we get? We had a four wheeler atv. The carb would gum up every time we turned around and that was so annoying. One day a guy said I’ll trade you my golf cart with new batteries and charger for your 4 wheeler. We spent $2,000 buying the atv. When we couldn’t fix the carb it was always a shop bill. I thought rather than a UTV we could have a golf cart. Sure why not. It has been love ever since. We used this electric golf cart more in 3 months than we did that four wheeler in 3 years.

We have flat mistreated it. It really needs some TLC now. The right rear passenger spring has actually started to reverse arc from the weight and abuse we put this thing through. Almost all the bushings are gone. Only thing we ever did to it was break off the roof, replace an occasional corroded wire, and charge it. We did add a $18 digital volt meter and $12 LED lights that I have had on for hours. They didn’t even make the digital meter move. We will be buying more of these LEDs soon. I will put links at the bottom.
I will say it cost us about $2,000. Still way cheaper than one of those $15,000 dollar new UTVs that I really want. Or even a good used one at $6,000+. We have had this thing in ditches, mud, water over the floor board, etc. Never stops. When it is time to replace it and that time is coming sooner than later I really think we will get another, but maybe with a lift kit.

Affordable LED lights click here.

Digital volt meter click here.

Chicken Wagon 1 update 1

We are making progress. We have built the storage area or possum belly on the trailer to hold the water barrels. When raising livestock you have to make sure they have plenty of fresh water. With two fifty five gallon drums for a total of a 110 gallons of water the animals should have more than enough water. We still have to figure out how we will fill the barrels.

On another note we are kicking around the idea of how we can put rabbits on the trailer also.

 

We had some scrap goat / sheep panel wire that we are going to put in to help hold the water barrels.

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You can see the water storage or possum belly sits about the height of the axle. If done again we would drop it a couple more inches.

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Nurse Cow and steers

Having an ex-dairy cow turning it to a nurse cow is a great way to earn a little extra cash and put a little meat in your freezer or a customers freezer. We have given this ex-dairy cow the best retirement we could and in return she helps us raise some steer calves for the freezer or the local sale barn. We have customers that want a steer butchered so we will haul it to the local butcher for a fee of course. If we cant use the meat in our freezer or at the time nobody wants any farm raised freezer beef we just haul them to the local sale barn because we only have so much room here.