Saturday, July 20, 2019

Running a Post Hole Digger on a Ford 9N

If you need holes in the ground, there are a few ways to do it.  You can use a manual post hole digger (one of those clamshell two handled things you slam into the dirt), you can use a multi-person auger, or you can use a post hole digger on a tractor.  I've got a tractor, and despite my tractor being "not ideal" for running a post hole digger, of course, that's how I'm digging my holes.

How does it work?  How can you make it not an awful experience with an old tractor that doesn't have a live PTO or modern hydraulics?  Well... you can probably guess I've got some advice for you!


Yes, two weeks ago I talked about the Chevy Volt and this week I'm dropping back about 70 years - where else will you find that sort of age diversity?

Keep reading for all the borey details!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

I bought a used Chevy Volt - and you probably should too!

Some while back, I tossed in a (little noticed) comment at the end of a post that we'd obtained a Chevy Volt.  We picked up a used 2012 Volt with under 30k miles, and have been using it quite a bit, because, well, it's our car.


Since it's my blog and I can post what I want, I've decided to talk about the Volt for a while.  I think it's the "sweet spot" for electric transportation at this point in time, I think it's rather significantly more environmentally friendly than a pure BEV for most use cases, and I think that, for most people, it's a really, really good car and highly worth considering if you're interested in cheap, (slightly) environmentally friendly car transportation.  Plus, they depreciate like mad (just like all other electric cars), so you can get one cheaper than you might think!