How to Look After Cattle

Looking after cattle on your farm has never been more demanding than ever before, due to new regulations for the safety of consumers who buy the dairy produce or meat, and owing to tighter margins requiring most farms to operate skeleton staffing. The specifics of raising or looking after cattle depend to some extend on the breed and their purpose, and your local farmers association will probably have a library of the latest journals and farming textbooks you can browse. Generally cattle need at least an acre to an acre and a half each of good grazing, without which expensive feed will need to be bought. Cattle need good strong fences to pen them in, the average cow could easily push over a flimsy fence, but you may also prefer to have electric fencing within pastures to rotate the grazing. Cattle...

How to Build a Putting Green

Everyone wants to be as great as Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. The best way to improve your short game is to have a putting green of your own. It takes some time and effort to properly build and maintain a perfect putting green. Make sure to start your project on a sunny day. You wouldn’t want to do landscaping in the rain! Required Materials Seed (ask your local plant supplier which is best for the green) Fill Various lawn-care products (you can look online to check what will be best for your new green) Irrigation tubing Shovel Metal rake Hose Wheelbarrow Soil removal equipment Instructions You first need to decide where the green will go. Be sure it is off to the side and avoid places where a lot of people walk. You don’t want the green to be trampled. Mark off the area you...

How to Convert Imperial to Metric

Wouldn’t life be more simple if every country used the same measurements? Unfortunately the US uses a different system from most other nations, and finding DIY plans or recipes that use imperial measurement means converting them to metric. The great news is that all measurements can be converted, usually without too much effort if we know the multiplier and have a calculator at hand. Basic measurements of distance, or weight, volume, even areas, they can all be converted easily by following these instructions. If sitting with a calculator and manually converting imperial to metric doesn’t appeal to you, it may be possible to find software you can download and install that will do the conversion for you. To convert distances, for example to convert measurement in inches, multiply...