Thanks to all who have but this forum together. I have enjoyed reading about all different ways every one goes about getting things done. Nice to see others having as much fun as I have been with my property. I purchased my 341 acres 3 years ago as a place to hunt and hang out. I live 9 miles from it so it seemed like a good idea. It had an old house on it which was very bad shape that I was just going to burn down. After gutting it, lots of cleaning and and allot of time and work we refurbished the house into our cabin. I thought we would use it 1 or 2 weeks a year. I never dreamed we would be there every weekend and a couple days a week. Its become a family gathering place every weekend. It took us 5 months to get the cabin usable and now we have been working on food plots and roads ever since and see no end in sight which is fine with me. My neighbors who have 450 acres introduced me to QDMA and what they were doing with there food plots. We have become best friends since then and we co-op alot of our projects and equipment now. None of them live near by so I help over see there property also.they had about 11 and I had about 4 acres of food plots mostly in clover. 1 1/2 years ago we brought in Drop Tine Wildlife Consultants and that was a hugh turning point in our program. We now have doubled our food plots to over 16 acres each. We plant everything now from soybeans,corn,buckwheat,clover,oats,grain sorgum,winterpeas,brasicas, and winter wheat which is all I can think of off the top of my head right. Our goal is to try and have food for the deer all year long. We have added 7 water sources and this year we did our first hinge cutting. both our properties were all woods, not much level and had been timbered randomly over the last 100 years. we have no nice logs for harvest but thats ok, we just want to grow deer... Last year we restrained from harvesting bucks as we are trying to help our age structure. I did not hunt my property last year except for my dad, nephew and niece got a doe and I helped another good neighbor who did a "wounded warrior in action" hunt last year and was having trouble getting the guys action so I took one of them and he got a simi long range shot 580 yards since that is another one of my hobbies. I have a shooting area form ridge to ridge at my place. That was a rewarding moment helping him bag his first deer kill. We are trying to only harvest 4 year old and older bucks now. This should be a great year with what we have been seeing so far and know what we left live form last year. The lay of our land is nice because we have nice natural borders that makes it hard for other people to stray onto our property and we dont have allot of hunting pressure on the adjoining properties either. Most of the them are doing some sort of management not to the extreme that we are but now they are seeing the benifits of what we have been doing and now they are drinking the same kool-aid. My neighbors were doing QDMQ 12 years prior. Most of our food plots are rocky and not level and poor PH. Old plots were 6.5 - 7 since we were liming every year but every new plot we make has been 4.2-4.6 Ph since they were all woods before. We come to understand that our plots might not look picture perfect but i dont think the deer know that.. LOL Deer love them and we have been having fun making them. We were using there 34 hp tractor and my 25 hp tractor with attachments mower, disc, firminator. Last year I bought the 5085 tractor and bigger implements which have made working on the plots so much easier and more fun.Ill post some pictures of the place of what we've done and whats work in progress.