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Old 06-22-2009, 10:32 AM
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Default Some more Random Farm/Working Pics

Rather than add a crapload of pics to the other thread I just started, I'd thought I'd start another thread.

I can't tell you know pleased I am with our management plan. There are deer beds everywhere out in the WSG/Prairie. Saw plenty of quail and rabbits this weekend and one buck that looked like he is going to be a bruiser. Unfortunately, we bumped him, but such is life (didn't get any pics of him either).

Without further ado, this is how we spent 4-5 hours on Sunday in some hot/humid tick/chigger infested conditions.

Checking out this years plots.



Whacking some thistle. This was a biggen. Luckily, most had not flowered yet. Caught them just in time. We just cut them with a machete at maybe 8-10" and they don't seem to have enough energy to send out more flowers.



Little more thistle scouting with our savanna we are restoring in the background.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:35 AM
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Freshening up some mineral licks.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:38 AM
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The pipeline crew came through and cleared the pipeline ground. It was darn near down to bare dirt, so why not run the drill through it. My brother waited for the beans to emerged a bit, sprayed some glypho, then drilled in some forage sorghum into these areas recently. Not the best stand of beans in this area, but this was a bonus plot anyway. I think he just redrilled some beans into this area as well.



A little further down on the pipeline. You can tell where the neighbors place starts where all the bad green stuff is.


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Old 06-22-2009, 10:40 AM
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Looks like we are going to have a decent acorn crop this year. Reds had some too, just didn't get any pics.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:42 AM
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Nother corn/bean plot. I think we have about 3-3.5 acres in a bean/corn mix.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:45 AM
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And some more artsy fartsy stuff.



And saw this guy while out and about. Probably a 5' black rat snake.

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The plot known as burning bush. This is maintained with a grass selective as needed and mowing only.

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Old 06-22-2009, 10:50 AM
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Looking back towards the shed. We have corn/beans, then alfalfa, then, corn/beans again in this sequence.

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I guess I'm done now.
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Old 06-22-2009, 11:30 AM
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Wow you can tell you guys put a lot of time and work into your property. I'll go out on a limb and say I think you guy's will have a good deer season this year. Looking very good though The deer will be happy and you guys too come deer season!
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Good looking stuff MD!!!!
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