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Building all season rabbit tractors

Putting together all season rabbit tractors I designed on tinkercad. Design video https://youtu.be/RVRl5RzhhUM 17:49 to skip ahead to a time lapse build of the second tractor.

  • Main Materials Build list below:
  • 50 foot roll 1/2″ wire mesh for sides and top “enough to do 2 tractors.” https://amzn.to/33Gugps . You could use other fence as well, this is just what I went with.
  • 2 2″x3″x8′
  • 2 2″x2″x8′
  • 4 2″x2″x 19-20″ these are the filler pieces for the inside corners of there nest area. They do not have to be perfect there just filling air gaps. Plus giving you something to attach the plywood to better.
  • 3 2″x2″x 20″? this depends on your plywood thickness if your plywood is thicker you need to make these shorter.
  • 3 2″x3″x 20″? same thing as the 3 2″x2″x 20″?
  • 5 2’x2′ plywood 6 if you want one for a roof with very little overlap. I ended up using a 2’x4′ piece for my roof’s/doors.
  • 8+ 1″x2″x8′ slat material 8 foot long. Whatever you use you want your gap spacing at a maximum of 2″ apart. This is to keep the rabbits from digging out. I did 2″ and I have found that works really well. I may try skinnier slats so even more ground is exposed and in that case I will need more slats. When I move the rabbits now they can easily ride on the slats which works well. The current width of slat may be ideal for there foot health especially in the winter. When I have them over wire mesh below the tractors.
  • 25 foot roll of rabbit wire 16 gauge 1/2″x1″ https://amzn.to/2qMhNly this is optional. You will use this in the winter if you raise the rabbit tractors off the ground. This is enough for 3 tractors if your a little creative, “its a foot short to fully cover 3”. I will have another video showing how I used it to get mine off the ground soon.

Ryobi 40v string trimmer un-boxing & first full battery use

I take the new 40v Ryobi string trimmer RY40250 out for a rip. The first 11 minutes is un-boxing blabbering. If you just want to see green stuff getting destroyed skip ahead to 10:54 .

Timestamps
10:54 start trimming tall grass along/in ditch

15:10 showing and talking about my favorite edc knife you can buy here https://amzn.to/2YHfStJ or save a bit and get the 6 pack https://amzn.to/2YjtRKO
21:60 cutting thistles and other thick weeds
27:30 cutting needle thistle “the one that looks like it has sewing needles attaches to it with a really thick stem and purple flower heads
28:30 bye bye poison ivy/oak?
32:02 biggest thistle I have found 1/2″-3/4″ stem cut like butter
33:50 side by side with the 18volt hybrid trimmer
37:54 cutting sawgrass, wild rasberry bushes etc in ditch area on new property with the last of that battery

Most of the cutting with my 5ah battery was recorded in this video. It is missing about 10 minutes on the other side of my driveway. So I would say that you should get about 20-30 minutes of pure cutting out of the included 4ah battery.

Barred Owl found on road, taken to animal rescue

I found this Barred Owl laying in the middle of the dirt road near my house unable to get up. The next day I was able to take him to Wildwoods https://wildwoodsrehab.org/ however once examined it turns out his wing was shattered near the shoulder and he could not be saved, they humanely put him down. Btw I did take the water away that night not long after making that part of the video once I read Wildwoods website about not giving food or water.

Heavy duty raised benches for garden planters and a quick update on the deck garden

My heavy duty garden benches I made to put my garden planters on and an update on the plants on my deck. These do 2 things raise up the planters so there easier to work on and more importantly get my plants up higher so they get the morning sun. Before when they were on the deck itself the roof would block the sun from them, another thing it does it protects the deck from the wet soil/bags sitting right on the deck. Also I suppose it gives me more storage room under the benches.

If your interested in the cloth gardening bags/planters featured in this video check out the below links.

30 gallon bags https://amzn.to/2JhZs6o I had issues with the fabric beside the handles ripping when trying to move these however they are loaded quite heavy so maybe with a lighter mix they would be fine for moving around, plants are growing well in them, watch for my update video to see the damage and how the plants are doing.

15 gallon bags https://amzn.to/30fooBl these bags are really awesome I have all my tomato plants in them and they look to be doing very well the oldest 2 are already blooming and looking very healthy. These bags were also awesome for moving dirt with as seen in the video.

Growing with cloth planters, the cheapest and easiest way to do raised bed gardening?

This summer I am trying out these new cloth raised bed planters/pots. Supposedly since these are breathable the roots of plants in them will air prune when they get near the fabric. Which should give a more robust root system and also better aeration. Check out my future videos to see how my plants are doing. I have links and more info below on where I got these planters.

30 gallon bags https://amzn.to/2JhZs6o I had issues with the fabric beside the handles ripping when trying to move these however they are loaded quite heavy so maybe with a lighter mix they would be fine for moving around, plants are growing well in them, watch for my update video to see the damage and how the plants are doing.

15 gallon bags https://amzn.to/30fooBl these bags are really awesome I have all my tomato plants in them and they look to be doing very well the oldest 2 are already blooming and looking very healthy. These bags were also awesome for moving dirt with as seen in the video.

Using the Field Cultivator to prep the garden with my Kubota B2320

I use my field Cultivator to prep last years garden for this years planting. I plan to plant potatoes, beans/peas and possibly some corn along the tree side. I cut this field cultivator down to around 4-5 foot to fit behind my tractor better. There are 5 tines I could add more, but 5 do a good job and are relatively easy to pull.

I have read that a Field Cultivator does a much better job loosening your soil for planting than a tiller. Which is because it does not disturb the layering of the soil. Or what is living/dormant in those layers as much as a tiller does. Also it is less likely to kill worms and other beneficial animals living in the soil.

New Ryobi 40v 14″ chainsaw kit un-boxing and first use model RY40530

In this video I un-box the brand new Ryobi 40v 14″ chainsaw kit. This is the newest model of there 40v chainsaw that just came out about a month ago.

I picked up the newest 40v attachment capable trimmer also and will be doing more videos on that as well. So don’t forget to subscribe and hit the bell to be notified when those come out.

A small tractor update and import grease zerk Kubota B2320.

I point out where some of the kill switches are on this kubota B2320 tractor. You should know where these are so that if you get a no start you can troubleshoot it easily. Also where to grease the forward and reverse hydro static levers so that it resets to the neutral position. If you don’t keep this zerk lubed it can cause the tractor to move when you don’t want it to. Also it can cause the tractor to shut off as soon as you get off the seat.

Epic Gas Can Spout that replaces most broken & junk self venting spouts

I got sick of my gas can spouts not working properly, slow flow not working at all or spilling. So I replaced the broken/defective spouts on several of my gas cans with EZ-Pour Kits. That I purchased on amazon you can find them here https://amzn.to/2WcvaG1 fur under $12 dollars shipped with prime.

I have purchased 3 of these kits and plan to buy more to do the rest of my larger cans. These may not work well on smaller cans, used for filling chainsaws etc, I think the nozzle may be to large for those purposes. If they make a kit with a smaller nozzle I may try converting those as well when needed.

A better way to fill the winter stock tank, no more garden hose/shoveling

I got sick of fighting with the coil garden hose and shoveling snow to the faucet/stock tank. So after a bit of contemplation I came up with a good inexpensive solution, solid drain hose. You can pick up a 100 foot roll 4″ diameter for less than 40 bucks at your local hardware store.

I then cut a hole at the end so that it would fit over the outside faucet. Then ran it down into my stock tank and tied it secure at both ends. Of course your stock tank will need to be lower than your faucet for this to work.

Now all I have to do is turn the valve inside my house to start filling. Also since its a 4″ diameter pipe its very unlikely it will ever freeze up. Drain pipe is also easy to work with, a razor blade will cut it quite easily, and its light weight/durable.