For the record, The information and reviews on this site are not a paid review, endorsement or paid product placement. The information here and videos on YouTube are intended to help you decide which is the best product for you. No one pays me to write reviews of their products on this site.

I am solely responsible for MyCountryAcre.com, including its development, operation, and maintenance and all materials that appear on or within it. Other pages on this site disclose how I collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from you. I do not process credit cards or any other form of payment on this site.

So how do I make money to operate this site? Read on.

Affiliate Links:

Whenever you click on a link here at MyCountryAcre to another website there is a very good chance that I will make a small commission if you buy that product from that website. Be aware that I will only send you to a retailer I trust and that retailer has an excellent reputation for quality customer service. If you ever have a question about a website I send you to feel free to ask.

“We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”

I will only send you to a retailer that I trust.

I only trust retailers that I have purchased from myself and have had a great experience with the entire process of buying through them. If you ever have a question about a website not listed on this page feel free to ask.

You’ll notice I link to Amazon for making many purchases. I have been an Amazon user for years and many, many readers have also purchased through Amazon with stellar results. Yes, many people are buying snow blowers, zero-turns and tractors through Amazon and have had wonderful results. In fact more of the major brands like Husqvarna, Troy-Bilt and Poulan Pro are now using Amazon as one of the primary ways to get you the products you want when you want them. Because of the convenience of Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping and Amazon’s great customer service I think it’s among the most trusted ways to shop online. I’ll go so far to say that 999 out of 1000 people who have purchased products through Amazon through my sites agree. If you’d like to support my sites outside of buying a recommended product you can do so by shopping through any of the following links.


I have used Amazon Prime’s Service with its flat rate two day shipping and the included video streaming service. If you’re interested in supporting our work and trying out Prime, which usually costs $99 a year, you can try out a 30 day free trial through this banner below.


I don’t “need” donations but you are welcome to support the work here in the following ways.

You can support my work here by simply reading and buying the products that are the best for you through the links on the review pages or through the store links below. When you use the links here and you buy something I make a small commission from that sale.

If I have helped you please tell your friends about the site. If you end up buying through your local dealer instead of these links that’s all right – just tell your friends about this site. That’s payment enough.

You can also use your favorite social site like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest to spread the word about MyCountryAcre.com . The easiest way is to use the social buttons on the page you are reading or copy the link shown in your browser and paste it into your Facebook or LinkedIn feed.

Every review I write has many man-hours of work put into it—many times more than what goes into a typical review that you see on other sites. If I recommend a good product, and you purchase through the “buy here” link I receive a small commission from the retailer when you make a purchase.  If the product was not the right one for you and you return it, I make nothing. I think that’s a fair system.

If you feel you must donate:

I make enough off of commissions from you buying the products I recommend and by using the links below to Amazon to buy other products you need.  So if you would still like to donate I have picked one non-profit that I fully trust. I know there are a million other non-profits out there that also need our help but anytime you are in the Chicago area you may go and see the wonderful job this organization is doing with your donations. For 20 years now they have been making a real difference in peoples lives.  

I recommend this site: Even a dollar helps! Habitat For Humanity – Grundy-Three Rivers : (disclosure – my daughter is the Executive Director) Morris/Grundy Community Pulse Article

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If you would like to support the work I do here directly you may use this link: PayPal/PaulSikkema. Money collected through PayPal will only be used to improve the experience on this site and purchase demos for testing and review. PayPal does not charge a fee for this transaction so any amount is always appreciated.

Feel free to visit these other great review sites I trust:

I do my own in-house testing but I also trust the reviews from ConsumerSearch, Consumer Reports and The SweetHome. Feel free to visit their sites and support them anytime.

I also do interviews, make phone calls, write emails and consult manufacturer’s websites to make my decisions. Many of the brands now have not only their sales websites but also parts listings, operators manuals and troubleshooting guides online. This non-sales information is invaluable when researching my reviews and distilling the facts from the marketing. I’m not going to list all of those resources here but thank you to all the owners and employees of all the Brands, Manufactures and Dealers who help me to make this site’s information accurate.

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Note: When you click on these logos and purchase an item on that site I make a small commission from the sale.


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Finally, When a review has been on the website for more than 90 days you will notice advertising at the top and the bottom of the article. These are called Google Adsense ads and they allow me to make a little money from these historical reviews. I do not control the ads inside of these boxes. I only control that the boxes are there.  Please go here to read a Wikipedia explanation about Google Adsense.