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#379737 - 09/04/07 08:46 AM I went plow crazy.
Kirk
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The urge to plow took over on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I plowed
every logging road and clear spot I could find. I rolled a measuring wheel over the logging road and found that I had plowed 2700 feet with a little Swisher Tru-plow and a 4 wheeler. My lungs may be full of dust but my heart is full of hope. \:D

Hopefully, some rain will come along so I can plant soon.
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#379753 - 09/04/07 09:00 AM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: Kirk]
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I spent the last four days plowing. - In 20 years of putting in food plots this is the first year I haven't seeded them on Labor Day. There was NO ground moisture and these were fields that have been plowed every year. I did turn in my lime and fertalizer and the plots are disked. Now I am going to wait for a good rain before throwing out some seed and drag the plots.
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#379845 - 09/04/07 09:38 AM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: David J]
Kirk
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On Friday or Saturday I heard Paul Barys say that unless we had a major tropical depression or a hurricane push up through the Gulf we would have an extremely dry fall.
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#379944 - 09/04/07 10:14 AM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: Kirk]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
The urge to plow took over on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I plowed every logging road and clear spot I could find. I rolled a measuring wheel over the logging road and found that I had plowed 2700 feet with a little Swisher Tru-plow and a 4 wheeler.

If your plow was 4 feet wide, then you plowed up a total of about 1/4 acre.
About 44,100 square feet in an acre . . . .
2700 x 4 = 10,800 square feet.

 Originally Posted By: Kirk
My lungs may be full of dust but my heart is full of hope. \:D

Same here.

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#380144 - 09/04/07 12:02 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: Kirk]
Kirk
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Actually, with multiple passes it was more like 10 feet wide. Plus
the 80 X 30 plot,65 X 30 plot and oh yeah the 20X20 plot. I guess I plowed right at 3/4 acre.

In one of my towers stands I will be able to see 3 seperate food plots when the leaves are gone.
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#380154 - 09/04/07 12:07 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: Kirk]
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There are 43,560 square feet in an acre.
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#380160 - 09/04/07 12:12 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: BSK]
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I put down 500 lbs of wheat. If we get rain and it makes it, great, and then I'll add more stuff to the plots later. If it doesn't make it, well I'm not out that much. Wheat seed is relatively cheap.
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#380222 - 09/04/07 12:48 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: BSK]
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here are some quick figures

1 acre = 4,840 square yards ~ examples; an area 20 yards by 242 yards or 40 yards by 121 yards
1/2 acre = 2,420 sq. yds. ~ examples; an area 20 yds. by 121 yds. or 40 yds. by 60 1/2 yds.
1/4 acre = 1,210 sq. yds. ~ examples; an area 20 yds. by 60 1/2 yds. or 40 yds. by 30 1/4 yds.
1/8 acre = 605 sq. yds. ~ examples; an area 20 yds. by 30 1/4 yds. or 10 yds. by 60 1/2 yds.
1/16 acre = 302 1/2 sq. yds. ~ examples; an area 10 yds. by 30 1/4 yds. or 5 yds. by 60 1/2 yds.

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#380315 - 09/04/07 01:34 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
There are 43,560 square feet in an acre.

Yessir.

But being better at quickly assessing "yardage",
I just normally think in terms of an acre being approximately 70 yards x 70 yards, which worked out to 44,100 sq. ft.

Using this "yardage" method, I can quickly pace the length and width of a plot to determine its approximate acreage. And I've quickly determed that what most people call a half-acre plot commonly turns out to be closer to a 1/4-acre plot (35 yards x 35 yards).

 Originally Posted By: Tenbears

1/4 acre = 1,210 sq. yds. ~ examples; an area 20 yds. by 60 1/2 yds. or 40 yds. by 30 1/4 yds.

You are "right on", Tenbears.
Or, 34.79 yds x 34.79 yds.
I just round my numbers up (35 x 35 yds) for convenience and to help insure the plots I pace off are at least as large as I'm estimating.

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#380514 - 09/04/07 03:47 PM Re: I went plow crazy. [Re: Wes Parrish]
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We are plowed,fertilized,and limed and waiting on rain. Every plot i got is broke this year. Might as well,.. they were all burnt.
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