Building a land leveler

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  1. Double L

    Double L Active Member

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    I got 12 acre destination plot with 6 little 1/4 to 1 acre hunting plots around my big plot which is located in the middle of my property. I am adding 3 more plots which will give me an additional 12-15 more acres. My neighbors which I over see, got about 15 acres now. our goal is to try and get to 50 acres total in the near future. I use 8' GP no-till drill with the hill assit. I picked up a CAT 314 excavator this winter so plot making should be alot easier now. Ive learned deer are just like family. "If you feed them- they will come"
     
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    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    I have four big fields 4-6 acres, and nine little plots, half acre average, for a total of twenty plus acres. Even with a ten foot GP drill it takes a lot of time, several days in the spring, several in the fall, so I'm thinking I'm not making any more fields. How do you get a new field started growing stuff? When I clear woods getting the first crop growing can be a challenge.
     
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    Oats or buckwheat in spring. Brassica in late summer. I coat it with lime in spring and humistart late summer. Seems to work really well.
     
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  4. Scott Alaniz

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    I'm very impressed with your homemade implements. Very creative and looks well-built. I could sure use something like that on my place. We have rocks, trees and rattlesnakes.
     
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    I can build to order... :)
     
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    I didn't know Arkansas had lots of rattlesnakes. Are you in the mountains or the hill country? Bill Clinton is from Arkansas right?
     
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    Hills of north Arkansas, pretty country. And yes Clinton was from Southwest AR — that’s oil and pine timber country.


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