I'm lucky enough to have access to some family property that i get to work, manager and hunt. Honestly i enjoy the off season work just as much as the hunting. It's a great way to step away from the office and the daily rat race and enjoy the better parts of life. I started hunting here in 2011 and have spend endless hours working toward improving the habitat but its never ending. I have been doing everything with a chainsaw and a small atv with a set of disc and hand spreaders. Each off season i try to focus on one area but never seem to get enough done. Any ways the properties are both around 70-80 acres and about 800yards apart. One has been planted pines for 40yrs and the other has about half planted but the soil was so poor that lost all the trees and were advised not to replant. The pines are going to be thinned this fall so hopefully i will be able to plant and develop some of the area before the replant. The food plot names are paintball, shooting lane, pines, and soon to come horse pasture etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Property lines highlighted in orange. The two green areas are small 1\4 acre plots with feeders and stands. The red area is about 2 acres of horse pastures that i'm working on converting into a food-plot/orchard. The blue is swamp and ponds that have water year around. Red dote is a large oak tree that i built a tree house in last year and the red line is the cleaned rows that i can see down from the tree house. The blue is a creek and swamp that has water most of the time.