2017 Farm Tour

Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by letemgrow, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. letemgrow

    letemgrow Active Member

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    Finally getting around to take some farm pics. Made an emergency trip to fix fence.

    This is a silky dogwood from MDC stock. Literally have a handful alive on the farm from all the browse pressure. Wanted to start them in cages as "mother" shrubs and it's working out well. Without the cages, you can see what they would look like....would think a hedge trimmer was used around the cage.

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  2. letemgrow

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    Shumard oak reaching for the sky! MDC xl stock that was 3' tall when planted. Gotta be 15' or better now. It's nice having more diversity in the red oak family for future timber harvest.

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    Same tree back in 2013.... must love that nodaway silt IA dirt.

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  3. letemgrow

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    Pecan? Pretty sure this is one I planted from MDC stock. After the trees get so tall, I quit weed control and it seems to really help deter deer from rubbing on the trees.

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    Trying my hand at some bat houses for the house and farm. Mosquito bites are few and far between this year and I noticed several bats flying around right at dark around the house.

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    Hi stranger.

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  6. letemgrow

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    Hopefully be back up in a couple weeks to scope the whole farm out along with the 20 acre added to it. Have not been up there for a while now. Living 3 hours away cuts down on the trips big time...

    KS public is too good 20 minutes from the house.


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    I hear you on the three hour trips, just got back from my first one since turkey season. I built a similar bat house a couple of years ago, I don't think I have had tenants yet? I never remember a flashlight to get a good look.
     
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    I've got my silkys in tubes. I hope I won't have to cage all of them but I know I will. Bat box looks good. No need to make one, just place shutters on your house with gap and bats will move in behind them. :( Don't ask me how I know. They are a protected species.
     
  9. letemgrow

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    I have some really large Shagbark Hickory that I killed on the farm, which should be ideal for bat houses.

    Hoping for some free guano for the garden.


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    They do love those!!! That silky was in a 5' tube and never got over that height till it was fenced.


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    3 is better than 6! Things are looking good.
     
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    Deer hammer my silkys also and they wont grow without a cage. Unless they are planted along the neighbors driveway. The number of cages i need is staggering. :)
     
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    6 would be like a Griswold vacation every time!!!


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    I'll be recruiting more doe shooters looks like. Just seems to be a doe sink no matter what. Keep caging also till I get a vast amount of mother shrubs producing.


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  15. letemgrow

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    Going to be some fat and happy whitetails this fall.

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    American Chestnut is looking good.

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    Dang deer rubbing the Chestnut.

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    Fixed

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  17. letemgrow

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    Best Concordia at the farm. Has more acorns than last year. Time to cut out the hackberry and elm that's crowding it.

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  18. letemgrow

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    Northern reds were almost gone off my property after the few last logging episodes. Happened long before I got on the property but I can see the skeletons left. They were a top priority to put back.

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    Dwarf chinkapins never disappoint. Had acorns every year since they started.

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    Your trees really look great.
     

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