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        04-15-2010, 08:28 AM
      #11
    Trained
    No rocks. I'm in that area of MN with really awesome/fertile black dirt, relatively flat land, and very few rocks. Rain just depends on the year. Sometimes we'll be great other times not. July/August are usually the worst with lack of rain, otherwise we're pretty good.

    Farmer friend said his disk is too big, so I'll have to look into other options. It would be really great if I could get the ok to find a little sand to mix in.
         
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        04-16-2010, 08:30 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Look at rental places, they may have something that would be easier and less back breaking than a garden tiller. Then you can just maintain it with a harrow which can be anything really. I've seen them made out of old bed springs. I have a heavy wire cattle panel I cut in half that I drag the pasture with to break up horse manure. I just pull it with my 4 wheeler.
         
        04-16-2010, 08:31 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    Look at rental places, they may have something that would be easier and less back breaking than a garden tiller. Then you can just maintain it with a harrow which can be anything really. I've seen them made out of old bed springs. I have a heavy wire cattle panel I cut in half that I drag the pasture with to break up horse manure. I just pull it with my 4 wheeler.
    I've seen sections of cyclone fencing used once it's plowed the first few times. I've also seen some heavy chain contraption that I'd never be able to explain, but it did a nice job!
         
        04-16-2010, 08:43 PM
      #14
    Trained
    Once it's broken up for the first time I've got tons of options for maintaining. We have small tractor pulled rototillers (too small), drags, and rakes for the yard/pasture/dirtbike track.

    I will check the rental places. I'm excited though I might be able to get some free sand from a farmer friend's source! It'll help break it up a little anyways
         
        04-16-2010, 08:49 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Your lucky you have good base soil. We have clay which if you add sand you get bricks
         
        04-16-2010, 08:53 PM
      #16
    Trained
    LOL, like riding on cement huh? I know how that is, right now ours is like asphalt when dry and greased asphalt when wet.

    We are lucky the soil is really nice here. It also is great in terms of soil fertility. My horses keep pretty well on pasture all summer with a relatively small property and really low maintence. It's due for some upgrades though so I'm taking control and fixing things up. Hopefully that will enable me to keep horses here for awhile until I can afford my own place.
         

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