Digging a Drainage Ditch #shorts #tractor #johndeere #homestead

Welcome to our latest blog post! Today, we want to share our experience with you about digging a drainage ditch on our homestead. Using our trusty John Deere tractor, we were able to complete this project in just a few hours. #shorts


Welcome to our latest video on our YouTube channel. In this video, we will be showing you how we dig a drainage ditch on Rockhill Farm using John Deere tractors. Digging a drainage ditch is an essential part of rural living, especially during the rainy season when water can accumulate on the land. We will walk you through the process and explain how we were able to do this without spending any money on materials like pipes or fabric.

Digging a Drainage Ditch

Digging a drainage ditch can be an expensive and time-consuming process. However, we found a way to dig a shallow trench to drain water effectively without spending any money on materials. We used John Deere tractors to dig the trench, which is a popular brand among farmers and homesteaders. The following steps illustrate how we achieved this:

  1. Assess the land
    Before we started, we assessed the land to determine the best spot to dig the trench. We looked for a place where the water accumulated during the rainy season.

  2. Plan the length and width of the trench
    We measured the length and width of the trench and marked it with spray paint.

  3. Dig the trench
    We used John Deere tractors to dig the trench. Each tractor took a turn, digging the trench five to six feet deep.

  4. Level the bottom of the trench
    We used the front loader of the John Deere tractor to level the bottom of the trench, ensuring it was flat and level.

  5. Fill the trench with rocks
    We filled the trench with medium to large-sized rocks, creating a layer about one foot deep.

  6. Cover with soil
    Finally, we covered the rocks with soil, filling the trench to ground level.

Our method of digging a drainage ditch was cost-effective and practical, and it only took us a few hours to complete.

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  1. Do you use any other brands of equipment besides John Deere tractors?
    -Yes, we do. However, John Deere tractors are our go-to brand for any farming or land maintenance work.

  2. How deep should a drainage ditch be?

  • A drainage ditch should be at least five to six feet deep for a residential property.
  1. Can you dig a drainage ditch by hand?
    -It is possible to dig a drainage ditch by hand, but it is time-consuming and physically demanding, especially for large areas.

  2. What other rural living topics do you cover on your YouTube channel?

  • Besides tractors, we cover topics such as animal husbandry, gardening, and DIY projects on our YouTube channel.
  1. How can I connect with you?
  • You can connect with us through our Facebook group for Rockhill Farm, where we post updates, share tips, and chat with our followers.
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