Stone Branch, build it, they will come.


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I opened a two day old email this morning that said congratulations you're in for it now, not exactly in those words.

This is the escarpment where Mississippian soils of the Blue Grass west overlay the limestone Kentucky coal, counties east.

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This is a woods and the county's cash crop, oak trees. I'm 3/4 mile + from the neighbor east on Stone Branch, 3/4 mile from farm west on my power line. Stone Branch ends in my yard and they will run phone and city water up to me. The winding water way to the west is Kinniconick Creek one of Kentucky's Mountain Musky creek fisheries. So now I get to figure out how to catch a muskellunge.

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The property fully encompasses 4 or so ridges and 5 or so ravines. The highland central could be opened up into as much as 15-20 acres. I'm bordered east and north buy Corrigan LLC, west and south by 2 farms of 700 or so acres and 155 acres. The survey is fresh.

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I pulled out of the property after walking it on Monday. I find it to be a rather idyllic setting.

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I pulled back in on Friday evening in time to have a good shower enjoyed from the front porch. I took the pictures after in and of the vicinity of the yard.

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Great beginning as we have come to expect and we know from the past the best is yet to come.
Thanks guys

What's your immediate plan for housing, George? Lots of potential.

This maybe the only building left standing. One electrical drop goes to

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this building where I will put a modest pole barn slab for shop and park.

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The other drop up the ravine a bit goes to the great expanse of flimsy roof where I will put a modest living quarters on a block crawl space.

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I could also swing that drop up here.

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I still have a house to sell but when I get a contract I will down load my whole load at a buddy's place in Michigan including floor space for my shop and take shelter with my ex Loved One in Michigan. Then I will start cleaning and dismantling the sh*t hole.
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Now see, isn't that Vietnam type eastern jungle much more attractive than the brown dirt of the rockies? congrats and good luck.
Interested to follow along on your new property journey!

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I took Bro up the same path.

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The neighbor's property has a bunch of nice oaks.

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Neighbors left of the line and my clear cut right but there are some oaks and one heck of a thicket down into my ravine.

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The north slope then opens into a maple woods.

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Some hickories and thicker on top

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with maple junk where I'll start a food plot.

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Some oaks and hickories over on the edge of the next ravine.

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More food plot ground further out on the ridge.

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The ridge then narrowed in the oak stand.

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I didn't have to go far down through the oaks before I saw enough and turned back around the next ravine.

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Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your projects. I love/admire your sense of adventure.

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Thanks guys.

Just getting down the ravine behind the house is an adventure. Not much for nice oaks just a lot of trees that no one would fret over if they came up missing. There is a stand of hemlocks down by the house.

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The sound and sight of pileated woodpeckers is common here. We found more box turtles than I have ever seen prior in my life, two of which were having some private time. I'm pretty sure that I'll be back in the whip-poor-wills.

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The place looks great! Looking forward to following along. I especially like the jewel weed in the picture of the RV!

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Geo...Gonna be a fun follow! Glad you're headed back east and landed in the Bluegrass state. Congrats!
Yeeeeeesssss!!! I hope you revisit your Youtube habitat videos. I really enjoyed them.
You need to get on the local Avon ladies call list for some chigger spray! Glad you are back in a spot you can turn some dirt. Hope to see some dead elk pics first!