by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Don’t Let the Grass Grow Under Your Feet

We know there is still plenty of winter to come, but we thought now would be a good time to talk about some solutions to getting onto a lawn mowing when the user has a leg disability. We meet and talk with several people each year who want to keep doing their own lawn mowing, but have difficulty getting onto the mower, or operating the foot pedals. Read on to see of the solutions we have suggested over the years. 

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by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

Workin in a winter wonderland

In case you weren’t aware, it is winter. Looking out my window in west Michigan, it looks more like early spring, but it is still chillingly cold, annoyingly wet, and January still has a week to go. Winter can be a slow time for trade workers, and most days can be spent in the comfort. However, farmers, loggers, builders, excavators, and many others have to spend many days outside in harsh conditions. Read on to find out more about making your work a bit easier this winter.

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Fall Chores!

Fall is here.  Temperatures have fallen (although the leaves are still here)  Thoughts of fall projects are beginning to fill your mind.  This begins a series of posts on fall type projects.  The first of these is for anyone who has beef cattle.

Typically, late September is the time when you think about fall round up.  Those calves are ready to be separated from their moms, and it is time.  Dehorning, vaccinating, castrating, deworming

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Lawn Care & Arthritis

Lawnmower maintenance lift.Regular lawncare and landscape maintenance is a great way to spend time on balmy summer days.  Some say that Americans have a love affair going with landscaping and pretty lawns!  Retired folks in particular have more time to spend on their yards and gardens.  It is a common way to keep active and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation at the same time.  Arthritis can be a major opponent to older people who would like to continue such activity, but there are ways to combat it.

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Planting Seeds and Sore Backs

Most of us are already well on our way to getting ready for spring planting. Equipment is out, cleaned and greased, and just waiting for dry ground. One thing is for sure, in the spring everyone, from the small family farm to the mega agribusiness, has to wait until conditions are right.

I know for me, one of the best things about spring is the many smells that fill the air. Fresh tilled dirt

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Ten Tools to make Yard Clean up easier

If you are anything like me, then a lot of the yard clean up was left last fall and needs to get done now! I look outside and I see fallen branches, blown in garbage, a lot of gravel thrown up in the lawn from snowplows, gutters full of leaves, and leaves that were blown into my yard after I raked last fall, not to mention a few toys and such the kids left outside in the snow and are now exposed with the snow gone. Spring clean up can be a pain, but there are lots of things that can make the job easier for all of us.

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