Category: Maintenance

Ames True Temper Dual Wheel Wheelbarrow

ames true temper wheelbarrow

Six years ago, we packed up everything we had and moved to the country. At the time, we only had two children, and we wanted them to grow up with plenty of room to run. It was also important to us that we teach our children the value of good, hard work; so we decided […]

Change Out Your Wheelbarrow Tires For More Versatility

Marathon Tubeless Tires

We made the decision to change out the tires on our Ames True Temper Wheelbarrow to the Marathon Tubeless tires for one reason, and one reason only. No more flats! We have rocky, uneven terrain around our homestead and garden. Over the last six years of owning the wheelbarrow, the land started to take it’s […]

Best Body Mechanics When Using Your Wheelbarrow


Just because your wheelbarrow is awesome, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use proper body mechanics to avoid injuries. There is no reason for a sore back, hamstrings, or shoulders, at least, not from using your wheelbarrow. When you use your wheelbarrow, use the power in your legs. When it is time to grab the handles […]

Keeping Hornets Out Of My Garden Tools


My husband thought I was mad. He saw me in the garden shed on Saturday afternoon carefully measuring our garden tools so that I could sew each of them a black drawstring bag. Every power tool was getting one. “It’s for the hornets.” I told him. He wondered away shaking his head, thinking I was […]

The Value of Eavestrough Maintenance


Living where we do, with such an abbreviated growing season, it seems everybody really values having trees in their yard, as it takes so many years to get them established, but when they do establish themselves they are remarkable in the growth they can attain in each of our short summers. Our trees are great […]

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