Working at the Farm - Took a few I-Phone Pics

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  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks G. If you let it season, Sycamore makes good firewood. It burns quicker than oak but would be much better than a light wood like pine. I would recommend burning sycamore during the day and saving the oak to hold a fire all night.
     
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    I am glad you will gradually retire. Maybe now you can get some habitat work done....
     
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    Cool hatchet. Are the old fence posts locust? I've got a good pole axe for you to spit those logs for your mom. She needs smaller stuff!!
    Congrats on you impending retirement, and I expect you buy me another dinner to celebrate it.
     
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    Hey dogghr, yes, the old posts are locust. The main areas I'm working in is soggy ground, and as you know, that will reduce the life substantially. You can count on me buying your dinner, but we will have to find us a different restaurant, because they closed the Circle R. Jump on that hog of yours and let me know when you will arrive!
     
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    Congrats on your upcoming retirement Steve! Not far behind you. I've often thought when I retire I'd like to take a few trips and visit the properties of many of my keyboard habitat friends. One thing I think we all know for sure is that you won't be sitting on a front porch rocking away when you retire. Never tire of catching up on what you are doing on your properties!
     
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    Thanks TC. You are always welcome if you want to drop by for a visit sometime.
     
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    Always enjoy your posts Native.
     
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  8. Native Hunter

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    Thanks Drycreek. I enjoy your posts as well.
     
  9. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've not posted in this thread for a while, but I have been very busy with habitat work - planting lots of shrubs and doing some screening.

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    Below are some of the willow cuttings planted this spring coming to life:

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    The red osier dogwoods I planted have come to life as well:

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    Had to take a break and screw down my son's barn roof

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    Starting turkey hunting tomorrow:

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    A late holder:

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    It looks like I'm headed for an incredible fruit set this year:

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    Enjoying the e-bike:

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    Thanks for looking. Will check back in soon - hopefully with a turkey.
     
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    Looks great. Good luck on the turkeys. Nice Harley!! In the wind, that’s all that counts!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    Shoot, we have had freezing temps and snow the last 3 weekends. Then opening day of Turkey season 6 inches of snow decided to fall today. I’m ready to green up in our WV mountains.
     
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    We are at freezing this morning. Looks like the end of the week might be a better time to be out. I’m hoping our fruit crop doesn’t get bit too badly by these cold temps.
     
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    thermometers saying frosty 30*.

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    My 100 acre place got hit by a tornado last night. I have a terrible mess but still feel blessed. Also, I haven't heard of any neighbors hurt or any that lost their homes, so that is a relief. My fields are laying full of trees and I have bad damage in one area of the woods. However, my tower blind is just fine and most of my best trees are not hurt. I'm looking at weeks of cleanup but still very grateful. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

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    Oh my. Hate that. Amazing what damage those twisters can do. Glad you and neighbors are OK. I was in Louisville back in 1974 when a big one came thru
     
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    Glad you and your neighbors are safe. Weeks of clean up is a small price to pay…
     
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    So very thankful you and you neighbors escaped unscathed. Were you home? On a side note, its’s a good thing you’re very accustomed to hard work. I’m quite certain you will turn this into a positive on your farm.
     
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    I live 20 minutes away, and only found out about it because a neighbor called me. I waited until this morning to go over, because there isn't much a guy can do in the dark. I will certainly try to turn it into a positive. Looks like I will have plenty of firewood to cut for my mom.....
     
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    Sorry to hear about the damage
    Glad to hear no one was injured


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