Had a new 1.5 acre permanent timber clearing done this week on a ridge top. This ground was literally mixed hardwoods three days ago, including some 24-30" trees. I'll be planting this in clover with a cereal eye cover:
The access road connecting this new plot connects with my 5-acre destination plot and should be an awesome ambush point:
Progress check-in. Was up over Labor Day weekend and have some major excitement building. We are in a full-on Indian Summer drought in NE Missouri and a few random sprinkles would blow things up.
The Egyptian wheat screens finally hit their stride, definitely 10+ feet in most places. I divided a long narrow field into smaller 1-acre plots:
The first year Miscanthus rhizome plantings are doing really well, I did a poor job of killing weeds before planting but they are survivors:
Food plots planted on 8/16 are doing well, a mix of cereal grains and turnips/radish. I have about 5 acres of this mix:
Clover plots are primed for a fall draw:
My newest timber plot was planted in rye, clover and chicory 8 days before this pic was taken. Crazy to think that this was hardwood timber a month ago:
The best pics from the weekend are of my lovely bride. I was a half-mile away hanging a deer stand when she and our 7-year old boy decided to take the boat out on our lake. She caught two 6 lb+ bass in less than 30 minutes. I still don't think she realizes how special of an afternoon that was.