The Playground

Discussion in 'Property Tours' started by E_308, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. E_308

    E_308 Well-Known Member

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    My wife doesn't believe me that the smaller sheds are worth more since they are harder to find.

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    Finally got a little time to run the chainsaw in the open bottom on the east side. Maybe it will give a turkey a place to nest that won't go underwater.

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    Back in KC we put up a little habitat for the bluebirds. Hoping to hire one to watch over the garden this spring.

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    Absolutely the little antlers are worth more! The finder of the extremely rare and elusive "button buck shed" is the grand prize trophy winner.
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  3. E_308

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    Running a little behind on posting. Youth turkey season was a little chilly (25F overnight). With the social distancing we were camping. Called in one that hung up at about 65-70, pretty slow.


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    Cooked up some backstrap from the kids buck that he shot about 300 yards from where the fire is burning.



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  4. E_308

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    The rest of my turkey season was equally slow. Just not holding any turkeys on this place. Population is way down but I think a lot of it contributed to the weather. Working on another cold wet spring.

    I did pick up a moonglow pear to add to the collection. This puts me with two kieffers, an ayers, the moonglow, and two bartletts that have a little of the rest grafted on.

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    This old food plot is probably 5 year old clover and a lot of "other". Sprayed the first week of season. Two weeks later it was pretty yellow.

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    Ran the tiller over too wet of ground. Spread 50# NWTF soybeans, some milo, and sunflowers.

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    Same mix in a strip along the CRP.

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    The power line crew had been through with the mulcher so the rest of the milo and some sunflower got spread through here. Going with the "sow and hope" method. IF it doesn't work I am just out the cheap seed from the NWTF. Less stobs this round so I am hoping to keep at least the south side of this brushhogged for a fire break. The mulcher makes the AO look pretty for a little bit but in the past has just pissed it off.

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  5. E_308

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    Any guess what is coming soon to the playground?

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    Answer should be there for my trip up this weekend.


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    Honeybees!
     
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    I always enjoyed taking care of bees. But they take more care nowadays or I'd get some too.
     
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    Oh hell. I looked at that and thought you were making a campfire bench. Can I still use that design for a campfire bench?
     
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    Lol! I read through your tour after making a post about our bees.
    They've been a lot of fun so far.

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    Just got a text that my new employees are on site! Since I am a absentee land manager, a local bee keeper is doing all the work. My uncle claims he had some of the honey from some other hives that they have set up on a farm with a lot of AO and it was the best he has ever had. When all of the AO, clover, CRP forbs start blooming they shouldn't have to fly very far! Looking foward to seeing this setup in person this weekend. Also told the kid we might scare the squirrels a little to make up for our slow turkey seasons.


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    I envy the idea of fresh honey, but not the work. You might have best of both
     
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    Got some mowing done last weekend but that was about it. Wheat and clover are looking good. Beans are popping very slow since it’s been so cool. Ended up with a couple of squirrels but I forgot how hard that hunting is with full leaf. Sunday we got enough rain to raise the pond about 6 inches!

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