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We Learned How to Drive a Tractor!

  • Опубліковано 3 чер 2023
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    Welcome back, Pack! With our never-ending renovations, improvements and gardening we've been doing this spring, we've decided to give our tired and sore backs some help by tag-teaming in a legend in the world of gardening: THE TRACTOR! A 2012 Kubota B26, bright orange tractor with 1800 hours on it to be precise 🤠 That's right, through a twist of fate and a bit of good fortune, we were able to get one recently and it's beautiful. And we need YOUR help in naming it! Please comment your names below! 👇 But first we have to learn how to drive it, use the bucket, backhoe and forklift. This thing turns on a dime, lifts giant payloads with ease, and is generally so much fun to drive that maybe we're going to become the TractorWives?! Okay maybe not just yet, but we're in love with this tractor. Maybe we can even start a new landscaping side-hustle: C&J's Landscaping! Has a nice ring to it, eh? No more walking on sharp rocks, breaking our backs lifting for hours a day. The backhoe mode is kind of the opposite of the lifter mode, and after some trial and error, we were able to plant our first cedar tree with it. For anyone who's never operated a tractor before, it's almost like playing a video game like Smash Brothers, where your button inputs suddenly become backwards. We're so happy! We also checked in on our little seedlings in our green house and are so excited to show you how much they've grown already 🌞 And we're finally creating a pathway for our fruit garden. We can't wait to see what new projects we can complete with our new tractor friend. Give us your name suggestions below, we're going to read them all!
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  • Vanwives
    Vanwives  3 місяці тому +206

    HELP US NAME the Kubota 🧡 Leave all your suggestions below in the comments. Cannot wait to see all the GOOD ones you come up with (PS it’s orange 😉). What a game changer for moving material and getting jobs done. If you’ve got some tractor knowledge you want to share we’re all ears.
    Thank you for reaching out with concern regarding the wildfires. We’re safe and not in the evacuation zone… Sadly they’ve been destructive and we’re thinking of everyone who’s been affected. The province is finally seeing some rain- hoping it will help slow it down and help those working hard to fight the fires 😢

    • Oblio 🔄
      Oblio 🔄 3 місяці тому +13

      Hey, wait. Did you two get officially MARRIED? I saw a band on Jazz’s ring finger 💍!!!

    • Caitlin Old
      Caitlin Old 3 місяці тому +4


    • Michael
      Michael 3 місяці тому +3

      My two favorite ladies

    • ZiZol
      ZiZol 3 місяці тому +3

      Orange juice ! Lol

    • Lue D
      Lue D 3 місяці тому +2


  • YAri
    YAri 3 місяці тому +28

    Hey y’all, beginner tips! Always rest the bucket back onto the ground when not in use (hydraulics), also,tilt the bucket towards the ground so that if it rains the water streams off into the ground and doesn’t collect and sit in the bucket (rust). If you’re working in tight spaces you can put little flags on both sides of the bucket to help you not hit things, another good one is put a colourful piece of tape on the bucket rod so that you can use that to tell you when the bucket is level with the ground. Super useful if you’re working alone

  • Noni Juice
    Noni Juice 3 місяці тому +39

    I’m so happy for you both!! The pure joy on your faces was awesome ❤ My vote for tractor name is Bizzy B. Bizzy for Bella and Izzy, B for b26, and that she will help you both be busy bee’s working so hard to build up your beautiful home

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому +3

      Hey Noni, we love the creative way you think. Bizzy is a great name.🧡🐾

  • Jan  Stevens
    Jan Stevens 3 місяці тому +30

    Congrats on the new addition to your homestead family! Every off grid home should have a Kubota. Since Persimmon is a shade of orange, you could call her Persimmon, or just shorten it to “Percy” 🍊 Can’t tell you how happy I was to see your video today, as I was worried about the fires in Nova Scotia. Do you get any of the smoke drifting your way? So glad to see you are ok and still enjoying life to the fullest. xx 💕😘

  • Nick T
    Nick T 3 місяці тому +4

    Congrats on the new tractor. I bought the same one a few years ago and I love this thing. Here are a few observations/tips for you. Before you try to lock or unlock the boom pull the left stick toward you to make it easier to engage or release. When in backhoe mode, slightly lift the front wheel with the bucket for better stability. If you want to convert the backhoe hydraulics to excavator controls you will need to move hydraulics hoses around. If you plan to improve the loader ability to dig, install a tooth bar its very useful. And don t forget to grease every 10 hours!!!!!

  • Kevin Murphy
    Kevin Murphy 3 місяці тому +10

    I love watching your videos each week. Seeing the love you share is so enjoyable! Your place looks awesome! I think you should name the tractor Joy because of of how happy it has made you! Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

  • Stick String
    Stick String 3 місяці тому +2

    You ladies have done a fantastic job on your homestead. I really like the drone footage showing all the work that you have done. God bless you both.

  • KristaV Thats Me
    KristaV Thats Me 3 місяці тому +152

    You should name her Clementine after the fruit! How fitting for a tractor that is helping to ceate your dream garden! 😃

    • Bobbie K
      Bobbie K 3 місяці тому +6

      Yes or Clem ❤❤❤

    • tinstafl xp5
      tinstafl xp5 3 місяці тому +3

      I like the "Oh my darlin' " tag as well. ("No swimmer" too, alas. But, then, is a tractor supposed to float? )

    • Craig Stewart
      Craig Stewart 3 місяці тому +2

      duh.... perfect name.

    • tammy
      tammy 3 місяці тому

      No that’s too cute. She’s too beefy. She’s a beast beefy Beatrice nickname Bebe Sorry.

    • KristaV Thats Me
      KristaV Thats Me 3 місяці тому +1

      @tammy Well, I gotta disagree with you on it being too cute. It's like calling a Rottweiler, Tiny or Petunia! That's funny as heck!! 🤣🤣🤣

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson 3 місяці тому +4

    Definitely needs to be called Tilly, because you will be doing lots of tilling with it and know you are totally titilated as well with your new toy. 🙂

  • Shea Serzisko
    Shea Serzisko 3 місяці тому +2

    Crystal is literally the cutestes little ball of joy! She is so wholesome and happy 🥺

  • terri lepine
    terri lepine 3 місяці тому

    I’m so happy for you both!! The pure joy on your faces

  • Helen Johnson
    Helen Johnson 3 місяці тому +3

    I had the biggest smile on my face watching you gals get excited about and playing with your new tractor. So happy for you. After all, having the right tools and equipment makes any tough (laborious) job easier - working smarter is key. Name suggestion.... since the Kubota is orange, how about naming her Orange Blossom or Blossom for short? Enjoyed the video. Have a great week! Ciao!

  • L Johnson
    L Johnson 3 місяці тому +3

    It is absolutely amazing how much y'all have transformed your property! Y'all work so incredibly hard!

  • Lisa Hamilton
    Lisa Hamilton 3 місяці тому +226

    So cute!🧡 Her name should be Beatrice (Be-two-six) 😁

    • Debra Carmichael
      Debra Carmichael 3 місяці тому +3


    • Older Wiser
      Older Wiser 3 місяці тому +5

      Love it!! It’s perfect. 👏🏻👏🏻

    • Luckyduck821
      Luckyduck821 3 місяці тому +5

      That’s so clever😂I love it!

    • Carol McComb
      Carol McComb 3 місяці тому +4

      The Beast!!!

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому +16

      Hey Lisa, you are so clever ! We love it! 🧡🧡

  • Rohan The Rock With The Rocket HandsRichardson

    You need to plant more fruit trees like two red cherry and two black cherry, two peaches and two nectarines, and then plant some citrus trees aswell!
    Curly for the Kubota.
    Have fun girls!

  • JJ Dempsey
    JJ Dempsey 3 місяці тому

    Oh, and name it Joy cuz that's clearly what it brought to the both of you! So fun to watch you light up like kids in a candy store!

  • Kelsi Fry
    Kelsi Fry 3 місяці тому

    Hi pals!!! Looovvee the channel and you inspire me so much to live more sustainably and completely of-grid one day!! I am also a couple months out from being an audiologist so just wanted to remind you to wear hearing protection when using the tractor or any other loud tools!! Looking forward to seeing what else you accomplish now that you have a new toy!

  • Brad Palmer
    Brad Palmer 3 місяці тому

    Congratulations ladies on your backhoe. Just a couple quick tips. When using the back hoe, place the front bucket all the way to the ground to the point that it starts to lift the tractor. Doing this along with using the 2 stabilizers in the rear gives more stability to prevent roll over. Also, there is a method that you can quickly release the travel lock (boom lock) without using a hammer. It’s hard for me to describe, but I know your friend Porter would know this if you asked him. Have fun. You will love it. Be safe. 🚜

  • Motorcoach Tech
    Motorcoach Tech 3 місяці тому

    Glad to see you bought that tractor. Too bad you didn’t have it sooner. Your cabin and property is really looking good. You have really come a long way since I started watching your channel. Hope you are not affected too much by the wildfires. Stay safe and have a good week!

  • cassandre lequitte
    cassandre lequitte 3 місяці тому +54

    You guy’s excitement over a tractor (or umbrella hats) just makes me rethink my perspective on everything in life. You are happiness personified! I have been binge watching all of your videos for the last weeks like I would watch a Netflix show! You just rock ! (No pun intended) I just love your energy, positivity and excitement at trying new things. Thank you for your incredible videos, really. You are goal. Love from France 🫶🏼

  • Jenny Garcia
    Jenny Garcia 3 місяці тому

    Okay I have a few name ideas for your precious Kubota : Peaches , Pumpkin , Poppy or Rusty . (kinda a P theme going on lol) No pressure to choose mine. Just wanted to throw some ideas out there for you girls. Love watching you both! Hope your backs are feeling better and better each day with your new little helper !!!! 🚜😊

  • Bob Cooke
    Bob Cooke 3 місяці тому +2

    Love your tractor, and how enthusiastic you both are about using it, it’s going to be used so much without doubt. I say name her nice and simple, just call her “ Jaz “ ❤

  • Storm Mountain
    Storm Mountain 3 місяці тому +1

    I am so happy for you guys. I was hoping you could afford one. And it'll save you so much time, energy,. Also will help you with keeping a road open. It may want different attachments.. PS. If it's well maintained, you will be amazed how many hours you will get on that.. Take care. Enjoy.

  • Silver Feather Homestead
    Silver Feather Homestead 3 місяці тому +4

    Happy for you two ...your lives and homestead will so dramatically change over this summer.
    I just got a tractor last fall and the quality of life on my whole homestead changed for the better

  • Carrie Turner
    Carrie Turner 3 місяці тому +1

    B26❤ AWESOME JOB GIRLS... Can't wait for NEW projects.. you girls are CRUSHING IT ✨👌💛🌿🌿👌💪💪🌱🌾🌿💫

  • Stanley Romanowski
    Stanley Romanowski 3 місяці тому +1

    I recommend chains for the rear tires if you're planning on plowing snow, also an angle adjustable snow blade. Definitely better and easier than using the bucket.

  • Lynne McDonald
    Lynne McDonald 3 місяці тому +1

    Wow the tractor is great and you two rocked it, it is really going to save your bodies on such a large property and in all weathers. I would name her Tessa as it is definitely a lady like her owners x

  • Cori Cull
    Cori Cull 3 місяці тому

    Harriet, the beautiful orange chariot! ❤ watching the two of you make your dream life in the woods.

  • G. P. S
    G. P. S 3 місяці тому

    Que trabajadoras, las felicito, por el empeño que le ponen.🌹🌹🇨🇦❤️🇨🇱😊

  • Melissa Driver
    Melissa Driver 3 місяці тому

    I loved watching this, so excited for you girls! I’m thinking the tractor needs to be named Betty! Have a great week girls

  • Gravity Owns
    Gravity Owns 3 місяці тому +41

    I love that every video you two post, the amount of love you two have for each other shines brighter and brighter. You can tell that you two are very much in love and it's freaking adorable.

  • Tim Mac
    Tim Mac 3 місяці тому +1

    It’s great to see you back; I definitely missed starting my Sunday watching you ladies. Tractors are a great tool to have and I think a good name for your tractor would be DIGGER. I look forward to watching you next Sunday. Stay safe and healthy.

  • nita marie
    nita marie 3 місяці тому

    Hope you all are far from the fires in Nova Scotia..praying for all those who are effected. Congrats on the tractor! You gals will put it to good use that’s for sure.😊

  • Gundawindy Ricketts
    Gundawindy Ricketts 2 місяці тому

    Congratulations! It's about time. You've already done so many things that this would have made easier. What a life changer.

  • Stacy Broussard
    Stacy Broussard 3 місяці тому

    Kobe, like Kobe Bryant or Boda girl would be good names for the tractor. I love seeing the rest of your property around the house! You two have done so well turning this once overgrown abandoned cabin into such an incredible home and landscape 🤩 It is Absolutely Beautiful! Well Done Jazz and Crystal, You two are Amazing and so hardworking, I am so happy that you got the tractor, I know that will make your lives so much easier and save your backs! Blessings and Love to you Both and Bella and Izzy ❤

  • joe lefaivre
    joe lefaivre 3 місяці тому +1

    Your happiness and enjoyment are contagious I smiled all throughout your video,I`m so happy for you both.

  • Lisa Goss
    Lisa Goss 3 місяці тому +40

    Orange Crush…. Love watching you ladies every Sunday and your adventures, struggles and successes. Thank you for the entertainment and giggles! Much respect from Loveland Colorado ❤

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому +1

      Hey Lisa, we are loving Thant name, orange crush, fun name. Happy we could share some fun and giggles with you. See you next Sunday.🧡🐾

    • mijour
      mijour 3 місяці тому +4

      @Vanwivescould be copywrite issue with Pepsi in Canada thou? so go Orange Krush keep the K as in Kubota

  • Priscilla Rees
    Priscilla Rees 3 місяці тому +3

    You two never cease to amaze! Loving the new tractor.

  • Dan McBride
    Dan McBride 3 місяці тому +1

    Very happy for you both. It will be amazing assistance for both of you on your property. Sharing is caring Ladies ! Lol

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M 3 місяці тому

    Hi from Sydney Australia, love the videos, I watch every week. I hope to see you finally come out to Oz now that Max and Occy finally have their own place.
    I think you should name the tractor Matilda 😊

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Hello Sarah’s from Sydney Australia, we sure do plan on coming to Australia to see Max hopefully one day soon. My fav movie when I was a kid. Loved Matilda. 🧡🐾

  • KC1NUW
    KC1NUW 3 місяці тому +1

    The amount of work you ladies have achieved over these last many months is amazing. Kudos to you both. Now name that tractor Kubby. Nice and simple.

  • Hans
    Hans 3 місяці тому +1

    Good for you girls. Maintenance is key. I am sure you girls will be expert tractor mechanics in no time.

  • Art hyland
    Art hyland 3 місяці тому +40

    Absolutely awesome Jaz & Crystal!!! A Yoda-Kabota is terrific add to your homestead. As Yoda says " There is no try .. only do " , you can accomplish much more now in a shorter period of time enabling yourselves to enjoy all the things that are around you more than ever. Izzy & Bella look happy as well with what you are doing around the garden area .. Catch ya on the flip side ..🐾🐾 Paws Up 🐾🐾 .. Cheers.

  • Kathy Lott
    Kathy Lott 3 місяці тому +2

    Congrats on your new addition! Love your excitement over this…so call it what you’ve said it is and what it truly is to you…THE GAME CHANGER! 🥰

  • chortles andcheerios
    chortles andcheerios 3 місяці тому

    I lOVED this episode! you two are radiating happiness and are having so much fun with the glovles and umbrella hats! The garden arch is going to be amazing this summer. I've seen a video where someone grew tomatoes on one and it looks epic!

  • Annie
    Annie 3 місяці тому +4

    Yay for a new tractor!! Definitely a game changer. I love your umbrella hats and the glove diggers! Who would’ve thought. You two always make me smile and laugh. Place is looking great, keep crushing it ladies!! 🤍✨🚜 Stay safe and see guy next Sunday.

    LUKE AND SARAH'S OFF GRID LIFE 3 місяці тому +2

    Oh wow this is the dream for our farm too .. May she give you many many years of hard work and happiness .I was going to suggest Molly as a name (after the unsinkable Molly Brown who never gave up) I have called my dog Molly who is beautiful and clever and also loves to dig very much like your new family addition. Thank you for another brilliant video where a smile was pasted across my face from beginning to end x x x ❤❤❤❤ So much love for you two

  • lee cc
    lee cc 3 місяці тому +1

    'Tyler & Todd would hit their head' 😂
    I was actually thinking, how thankful I am the both of you release videos around the same time. ❤

  • Derek Patterson
    Derek Patterson 3 місяці тому +19

    So glad you two are back. I'd name it Orange Crush because you two are crusing it!!

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому +1

      Awe thanks Derek,now it is the tractors turn too crush it too!🌞🐾

  • Rilla G
    Rilla G 3 місяці тому

    YOU TWO!! You both have seriously motivated me so much to figure shit out. I'm not even kidding when I say that finding channels with women taking shit on themselves has been so empowering in my own life. I started buying power tools and figuring out how to use them because you gave me the confidence to try. Now I can hang stuff with a power drill and driver... I can cut stuff with a jigsaw... I can use a brad nailer to panel a wall and trim out doors and baseboards. I just turned 47 years old last month, and two years ago I had never even HELD a power tool. #girlpower Does this mean I need to buy a tractor now?! LOL!!! It looks SO FUN!! Who knows what retirement holds for me. Ha!

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      GO YOU!!!!! YOU freakin rock! Thank you for being part of our pack and sharing this with us. Made our week 💛💛💛💛💛

  • Linda Cardinale
    Linda Cardinale 3 місяці тому +1

    I am so happy for you. Don't forget to save some wood chips For an area to grow mushrooms. You can purchase mushroom starter kits on line (different varieties). I love that you are also growing from other plants (great idea about the celery), I have done the same with green onions, ginger, grape tomatoes, pineapples, Romaine lettuce and squash. Did I hear Crystal say the next thing is to make jam? I love making jam and tomorrow I am going to make Cherry, Cranberry Apple jam, if I can get some really sweet peaches and nectarines this summer, then I will make Peach Amaretto jam as well as Plum Wine jam. I will send recipes for sweet and savory jams (Jalapeno Jam Caramelized Onion & Pineapple Jam). Also, will send you a recipe for a peppermint, sugar, and coconut oil facial scrub (great for exfoliating the skin and hydrating chapped lips, tastes good too.)

  • Brett Hollenbeck
    Brett Hollenbeck 3 місяці тому

    Always fun to get a new tool! You should name it “Belizzy”, after Bella and Izzy😀

  • Camillabird S
    Camillabird S 3 місяці тому

    I guess now Jazz will not be too tired to do the drywall taping 😆
    The tractor is a huge upgrade... I see lots of projects this year happening!

  • scottsheck
    scottsheck 3 місяці тому

    Such a very uplifting video! So Happy for you on you’re new tractor. And with the new arch, path, and fence posts, youre land is going to look so inviting like a retreat.
    It would so fun to see you do a video with Kenny chesney’s ‘she thinks my tractors sexy’😊

  • dobber00
    dobber00 3 місяці тому +14

    When using the backhoe you should have the front bucket on the ground. It will make the tractor more stable when digging

  • Kathy Wilson
    Kathy Wilson 3 місяці тому

    LOVE this video! And LOVE how happy you are! It’s contagious! You are an inspiration for all women. And my vote for the tractor - playing off the B in the model name, my vote is Betty. 😊

  • Robert Finn
    Robert Finn 3 місяці тому

    What a week. Keep up the hard work. I look forward to your videos every week, as well as the pod cast. Here are a few names for your new tractor:
    "Citrus Cruiser"
    "Tangelo Titan"
    "Amber Harvest"
    "Sunset Surfer"
    "Copper Carrot"

  • Skadi G
    Skadi G 3 місяці тому

    Another vote for Clementine! What a fun new toy/tool!

  • SBooher1
    SBooher1 3 місяці тому +2

    Congratulations on the tractor. Your drone shots of your land show just how very much you have done. It is awesome and so are you both. Go ladies!!

  • Jim Henderson
    Jim Henderson 3 місяці тому

    Love this! I hope you have a ton of fun and get work done. But please don't fight over it! (You two don't fight, do you?)

  • Hannah Cole
    Hannah Cole 3 місяці тому +10

    This was like three episodes in one. You got so much done around the property. That’s tractor life baby!

  • Brenda
    Brenda 3 місяці тому

    Hi Girls, loved your video. So happy you have a tractor! For sure makes things easier for both of you. Great umbrella hats lol, and those gloves; never seen then before, but great for gardening OR head scratching lol. You should name your tractor "MS. BUCKY" ❤

  • Jen Jen Pinto
    Jen Jen Pinto 3 місяці тому +3

    The two of you look so natural handling the tractor. And the wood chip path and all looks faaaaaabulous!

  • Leo Marquie
    Leo Marquie 3 місяці тому

    Awesome that you ladies got a tractor. That thing looks kewl!! I'd be worried what my wife had planned for me if we got one..lol. I just started working on her greenhouse this weekend. Not as geodesic as yours, yet still hoping it'll be big enough for what the wife wants to do. As for a name for the tractor: go with "Gertie"!! thanks again for the weekly video's and smiles. See you soon!

  • emilee (lee) wolfe
    emilee (lee) wolfe 3 місяці тому

    Hi there! I'm thrilled for you!! 👏👏👏 I think I would call your new baby either Tikka (as in masala) or Koobie the Cutie. 🤗 It's so good to see you all is well with you both. Thanks for another uplifting video. 🌞🐝... Dang! There's no Kubota emogis! ☮️

  • Ian Langridge
    Ian Langridge 3 місяці тому

    Why am I not suprised, you girls are the true definition of "Girls can do anything^ Proud of you both. Oh by the way your grpunds are looking smashing with the spread woodchips. Fantastic

  • Libby Bertrand
    Libby Bertrand 3 місяці тому +8

    Loved this video! So good to see you ladies feeling better. Praying that the fires in your area have stayed clear of your property🙏🏼 The tractor is awesome! How about naming her “Tigress”?! The orange and black made me think of a tiger 🐅 - of course a female! Or you could make it fun and name it “Tigger” from Winnie the Pooh 😄❤️

  • Sherry Zee
    Sherry Zee 3 місяці тому +1

    I just love you two completely! You are sooo awesome! It is so cool that you got your Kabota. That little joy stick takes a while to master, but you have both done so great already. Can't imagine the backhoe but I know you'll master that too. You two rock! (Plus, you're so upbeat!).
    I loved that Jasmine called Crystal a cowgirl. Perhaps you could name your new orange baby a horsey name. Love you!

    • k1wiboy
      k1wiboy 3 місяці тому +1

      Kato the Kabota

  • Charles Butler
    Charles Butler 3 місяці тому

    Both of you are amazing and inspirational! Keep it going!

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Thank Charles we sure do appreciate you being part of our pack.🌞🐾

  • Michael Møller
    Michael Møller 3 місяці тому

    Hey girls congratulation with the tractor 😂. Love seeing Jazmyn so happy and almost as shiny as the tractor it self. And it is so great to have you back. Makes my face one big smile 😂🤣😁. Now remember to be careful and stay safe when operating "Mr. B" or "Mrs. B" aka the tractor 😜. Be safe all ❤ Michael 🇩🇰 .

  • Neil Jemmerson
    Neil Jemmerson 3 місяці тому +1

    It's unbelievable how much you have done since you got there, it looks amazing 👏

  • Cowboy Colby
    Cowboy Colby 3 місяці тому

    Its amazing what you both have done with place. Keep it up, and keep the videos coming.

  • Michael Williams
    Michael Williams 3 місяці тому +11

    I am pleased to see you both fully fit again. Love watching you both learning to drive the tractor, it will make life a lot easier.
    My Sunday is now complete, Love from Mike. ❤❤

  • Michael Steel
    Michael Steel 3 місяці тому

    Congratulations. A tractor 💪 What a great tool you have now. That ensures that even the tough jobs are fun to do. Plus it saves you a lot of time. It's so nice to see how you are making progress. Keep it up champs. 😉❤

  • Peter K. Noone
    Peter K. Noone 3 місяці тому +1

    Wow, so stoked for you guys. Can't wait to see what you get done with it. Give 'er!

  • Michelle Annino
    Michelle Annino 3 місяці тому +2

    You 2 were like little kids again having so much fun with you new toy. Yall are going to get so much more done this summer it going to transform that place in no time The name I picked is Kiwano ( the African fruit) I'm sure yall have try them in your travels!! Love watching yall every week!! ❤

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Thank for you kind comments. Love the idea behind your name choice.🧡🐾

  • Amanda Seward
    Amanda Seward 3 місяці тому

    So happy u guys r safe been thinking of you all,stay safe hope it’s pour next few days,clementime indeed ,♥️♥️

  • garden sister
    garden sister 3 місяці тому

    Your wood chips are so clean and look great. The chips we have in North Eastern Pa are largely pine with the needles and occasional pine cones combined in. I love the appreciation and enthusiasm you have the things that make your lives easier.

  • Daniel Ashton
    Daniel Ashton 3 місяці тому +5

    OKAY, I have been impressed with everything y’all have done but this week is by far the best!! Your transformation of the outdoor space is amazing!! I would hire you in a heartbeat if I lived there.
    There’s so many good names for the tractor, I’m looking forward to seeing what you choose!!

  • barry whitlock
    barry whitlock 3 місяці тому +2

    I am pleased for you both to have the tractor. I think it should be called Amber, because without it you were on Amber alert. you have already done so much with it and the outside is looking so good, you are always awesome. Have a wonderful week

  • Erick Brown
    Erick Brown 3 місяці тому

    I would go with Beastie, since it has so many features and capabilities. And after all it is a bit of a beast, which I must say you both operate with great proficiency. Maybe a little more experience on the backhoe. Don't forget you drive it backwards and use the edge of the bucket to level large areas. Have fun.

  • Gw Shute
    Gw Shute 3 місяці тому +1

    Your commitment to making your home enjoyable for the two of you and your viewers is exciting. I would like to share with you one thought of caution. Where you have brought your wood chips up close to your structures, make a gap so that the chips are not holding the moisture at the base of your treasures (hot tub, sauna, wood siding, etc.) as it will promote early wood rot and attract insects that also like to feed on fresh wood. Placing the chips up against the structures creates a super highway for them.

  • Gabe Chavez
    Gabe Chavez 3 місяці тому

    Hi ladies. Thank you for letting me and my husband by a part of your life. Congrats on the tractor and all your past projects. I think the name I think your tractor looks like is……MILLIE. Thanks again ❤❤❤

  • L D
    L D 3 місяці тому

    What a great surprise this week. A TRACTOR! OMG what a fun video watching your joy. Every week you bring us laughs. I am always amazed at what you accomplish and with such a positive vibe. The orange reminds me of the sun and since Kabota is Japanese and their flag is a rising sun...I would pick "Sunny" for a name. ☀🌞😎

  • Melissa Peck
    Melissa Peck 3 місяці тому +8

    Name her ‘’Towanda’’ from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Missed you two last Sunday. Lots of love to your little family ♥️🙃😉

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому +1

      Thanks for sending love! We are sending love back from the pack. Cool name! 🧡🐾

    • Catrin Bünger
      Catrin Bünger 3 місяці тому +2

      Yes, Towandaaaa. And you can cry all your joy Out.....like in the movie. And it is powerfull!

    • Rouve Forbes
      Rouve Forbes 3 місяці тому

      Yaye ; bonza ; what a little red ripper !!

  • henry spade
    henry spade 3 місяці тому +1

    Congratulations to the new toy!! It was something missing all this time for you your homestead. Since your tractor is orange and it brightens the area and brings a big smile on both of your faces how about naming it “Sun kiss”. It’s bright like the sun in the woods and brings a smile to you guys when you use it.

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Oh Henry, we love that name, especially the meaning behind it. 🧡🐾

  • Brian Boudreau
    Brian Boudreau 3 місяці тому

    It’s the Orange Blossom Special! Orange for the color, Blossom for everything you planter and your property is blossoming beautifully, and Special because it takes special people to accomplish what you both are accomplishing. ❤️ Technically the orange blossom special was a train. My grandfather use to play a song with the same name on his violin

  • K-M Ixxx
    K-M Ixxx 3 місяці тому

    I so much enjoyed this week's video!! And I can absolutely understand and relate to the fun and joy you have with the new tractor 😍 I had the luck of being able to try driving one, too (only a little bit) and felt like a little girl in wonderland 😂
    The wood chips look very nice, I just wonder how long they last? Here (Germany) they are "gone" after the winter and we have to put new chips into the flower beds every spring. I don't want to imagine all this work (and costs) once a year, not even with the tractor 🙈😅

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Yes, you are right, it depends on the weather in the winter months. I think they last a few years. Maybe just a top up with the wood chips. So much fun to drive the tractor we can sure relate to you. 🧡🐾

  • James Benard
    James Benard 3 місяці тому +1

    Y'all have done a great job with the cabin

  • Sean Vermilyea
    Sean Vermilyea 3 місяці тому

    Always put the bucket back on the ground when not using also put it down to help stabilize when using the backhoe, use the out riggers to actually lift the tractor a little for better stability. Also be careful driving with buck too high, you really want it high enough that the payload isnt spilling but not high enough to block your field of vision or create a tipping situation. Just a little advice from someone with many years operating. Also to properly latch the backhoe, make sure it is straight to the tractor so when your raising it up its coming toward you, pull on the lever and right before its all the way up, throw the lever in the opposite direction and it will mover further and latch itself. Then to unlatch just move the put one hand on latch lever while while pulling lever to lift boom and it will unlatch easily.

  • Sunrae McDonald
    Sunrae McDonald 3 місяці тому +12

    I was wondering about you guys (and Todd and Tyler) and all the wildfires going on up there. I hope you are doing well through this spring of fire.

  • Gail Susan Lindsay
    Gail Susan Lindsay 3 місяці тому

    I love your new garden toy! Now you need to build tractor/car port to store it under for when it rains. Yes; it can stay out in the rain - but equipment last much longer when covered.

  • Amanda & Pack
    Amanda & Pack 3 місяці тому +1

    Hector the Tractor!!! 🧡 I've learned so much from you two. Your passion always shines through in your work and smiles ☺️. You MADE IT in terms of homestead life. Thank you for sharing 💕

      JAROSLAV J. PETERKA 3 місяці тому

      Not a bad name, though the ancient custom is to name some categories of objects with a feminine name. Such as mountains, ships, airplanes. Maybe it's just in English. I don't know.

  • shadow in the woods
    shadow in the woods 3 місяці тому +2

    Your unbridled enthusiasm is contagious!
    Spring is a great season for dreams,and seeing them come true.Candian Tractor Girls you're estate is thriving.I can't imagine you ever tearing yourself away for a road trip without thinking "hmmm if we had a trailer we could take it with us and restore beauty and balance to the 🌎.Peace safety and good health to you and yours.

  • Classic, Classy Clued Up
    Classic, Classy Clued Up 3 місяці тому +2

    As a fellow tractor girl, congratulations you will be able to do so much more.

    • LadyTam55
      LadyTam55 3 місяці тому

      I have a 07 here in high desert AZ. I use it for everything. KUBOTA is number one small tractor. My tractor is a little bigger as I started out with a B series and now an L series. I have almost every attachment. Be careful and enjoy all the help from your tractor.

  • Shona Hutchings Art
    Shona Hutchings Art 3 місяці тому

    Best episode yet. I was just grinning the whole time. Those claw gloves and the umbrella hats 🙌😂 so good. Love to see you having fun in your relationship. The tractor is awesome - my name suggestion is Easy, cos its making everything easy for you gals 🙌👍👏💛✨

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Hey Shona, happy we could make you grin. Life is about working hard but also playing hard, have fun and bring laughter to everyday.🧡🐾

  • Brenda Bown
    Brenda Bown 3 місяці тому +7

    Yes!! Your tractor is the perfect addition to your homestead equipment ... and definitely a back and body saver with all the lifting and moving you two do while creating your amazing homestead! She's a magnificent orange color ... like a ginger cat ... maybe call her Ginger??? The way she claws those rocks out of the ground, she can certainly dig like a kitty!! 😽🧡

  • shane ambridge
    shane ambridge 3 місяці тому

    Tina, in honour of an energetic, up beat, incredible lady. Not unlike both of you! Have a wonderful time with the new toy.

  • Wade Volk
    Wade Volk 3 місяці тому

    When digging with the backhoe but the front bucket down on the ground and it will make the tractor more stable. This will allow the backhoe to dig with more force. Love the videos!

  • Pablo Rios-Maldonado
    Pablo Rios-Maldonado 3 місяці тому

    Congratulations on the tractor! To lock the backhoe boom make sure the tractor is running and all the way back/up them lock it and always leave the bucket down to relieve the pressure on the hydrlic lines. You can switch some line to change it from John Deere or Cat controls. Most of the newer equipment have a switch but from an online search you would have to switch some of the hoses. Luv the channel!

    • Vanwives
      Vanwives  3 місяці тому

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. So much appreciated. 🧡🐾