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#3189529 - 03/11/13 08:36 AM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
45min. to the stand
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OK... went out this weekend to check on things. mixed bag of good news and bad news like anything...

first teh good:
1. current plot is thickening up and greening up well- still plenty of turnips and other forage until the clover and chicory comes in...

top field:






2. BAM! I love it when nature does its thing for me- clover and chicory coming up in the newly cleared and planted kill plot:







cant wait for this to become a carpet of clover...



3. As you can see, we got out some feeders also- mix of corn and roasted soybean. just a little supplemental feeding as new crops come in.

Now the Bad:

1. Looks like I was wrong about it being the squirrels getting into the blackberry bush roots- Its much worse than that:



They have not been able to figure out the tomato cage and paracord yet, but I know it is just a matter of time.

2. This one sucks:



coyote. looks like we have a little predator business to take care of. I knew they were out there- I hear them when I am camping.



and a parting note: If you build it, they will come. She does look healthy walking through the new plot on her way to the lick at 7pm (ish)...




and teh really good part- while we were out there, it was decided that we would plow in a few acres of the big unplanted pasture and put in row crops- my lablab, some soy, etc. after we run a season of buckwheat and plow it under. Looks like it might shape up to be a good fall if the fates will allow.


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#3210217 - 04/01/13 09:34 AM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
45min. to the stand
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add a little moisture and a little warmth and all the sudden my seeds start to do their thing!






young chicory coming up on the section of road I planted...



and the top field is getting hammered... young chicory and poop:


fresh ladino coming in:



and some of the visitors...










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#3228494 - 04/22/13 09:37 AM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
45min. to the stand
Spike


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the rye is coming up and covering the young clover and chicory well... and it looks like with all the tender shoots, they have been laying off the fields a little bit.

thoughts? What do I do now other than wait for November???

Im planning on cleaning up the mayapple section and put some more seed in there in a month or so and then starting stand construction...

Here's the little kill plot:














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#3228496 - 04/22/13 09:39 AM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
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and teh bigger field:










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#3230359 - 04/24/13 11:32 AM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
Crosshairy
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It's awesome to see someone getting to experiment with all this stuff and be able to see the impact of a little time progression. I just now looked at this thread, and it was a fun read \:\)

best of luck with your endeavors. I can easily see myself being in your same position down the road if I can ever scrape together the dough to make a land purchase.

Best of luck with it. I hope to hear about a bunch of deer coming off your place \:\)
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#3244629 - 05/11/13 10:50 PM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: Crosshairy]
45min. to the stand
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and from today:
top field:







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#3244630 - 05/11/13 10:51 PM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
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and the little plot:





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#3245058 - 05/12/13 08:16 PM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: 45min. to the stand]
alpha sniper
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those plots look nice and thick! i am kinda new to the food plot thing i planted some clover last year and i was wondering are you suppose to cut it? the clover is 1 to 3 inchs tall but grass is probably 7 to 10 inchs tall? so should i cut it or just leave it? my dad has a friend and his clover is about 9 inches tall! is it that tall because he cut it or just let it to grow?
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#3245476 - 05/13/13 01:18 PM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: alpha sniper]
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 Originally Posted By: alpha sniper
those plots look nice and thick! i am kinda new to the food plot thing i planted some clover last year and i was wondering are you suppose to cut it? the clover is 1 to 3 inchs tall but grass is probably 7 to 10 inchs tall? so should i cut it or just leave it? my dad has a friend and his clover is about 9 inches tall! is it that tall because he cut it or just let it to grow?
Most people Ive heard recommend mowing in mid June
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#3245478 - 05/13/13 01:19 PM Re: starting with a pretty much clean slate [Re: Football Hunter]
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45 minutes.......putting out some more seed,"in a couple months" may be a big waste of time,unless we have a wet summer.You may wanna wait till fall.JMO
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