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Old 05-04-2012, 03:05 PM
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I use PIXresiser that I picked up off of a pic instruction thread here, pretty easy. The legend didn't expand very well.

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:15 PM
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Jealous!! I know what you mean about everything too. The farm I've been hunting for over 15 years could really really use some TLC. But I don't own it, so I just dream

Good of you to take the necessary steps

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I take more pride in this simple project than any other I've been involved with, to date.

Wonderful project and something you can look back on years later with joy.
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Very interesting, Dogwood. Keep us posted.
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This will be one to keep reading.
Great start!
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2000 trees with the auger makes me tired just thing about it, but it looks great!

Glad to see you you found some time to start sharing your renovations. Lookin forward to following the progress.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:05 AM
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looks awesome keep up the good work we have simular stories for the place we hunt . I started my land development for wildlife about 5 yrs ago really into full swing now. U will always find more project to do but it will payoff in the end. now fruit trees and some watering holes. some well placed stands and your in business.
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That place needs an annual field day or two planned. You could bring out some guys, teach them how to do habitat enhancements and get a bunch of free help along the way. Just an idea...

Great thread and you are spending some of the most memorable times of your life with your family.
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I use PIXresiser that I picked up off of a pic instruction thread here, pretty easy.
Thanks for the assist, G!
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That place needs an annual field day or two planned. You could bring out some guys, teach them how to do habitat enhancements and get a bunch of free help along the way. Just an idea...
That's definately in my plans. I haven't discussed that much, with the grandmother, yet. But, she loves this piece of ground and it makes her light up when someone remarks about how pretty her view is. I think it's beautiful, but only because I see its' potential. Truly, it looks rough as hell, right now, and has for quite some time. Once the NWSG takes off, though, this piece of land will be gorgeous. With another full year or two, spit shining this place up, it'll really look like something, and I'm sure she'll be proud to show it off, by hosting educational field days/habitat workshops. That's one of the primary ways I see this rehabilition affecting her, in a positive way. It'll give her endless enjoyment, but will also restore the pride she takes in it, when she receives the inevitable compliments that will come from visitors.
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Great thread and you are spending some of the most memorable times of your life with your family.
Don't think I don't realize that. I wouldn't trade a day of this project for my dream hunt in Alaska! It is something I've dreamt of doing, for over 20 years, and I'm tickled to death that my 3 year old is old enough to be there with me, and will likely remember the days we planted all of these trees. With any luck, he'll recall what This Old Farm looked like when we started and will fully appreciate how far it's come, when he someday harvests a deer on it.
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