food plots

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we've been working on food plots . it was very dry here , but we have been receiving some much needed rain lately , and they are starting to grow . I snapped a couple pics to watch the progress . we did these by using a disc , and cultipacker . we're going to try to rent a seed drill , and try that on our other plots . the guys have to approve the ground before they'll rent it to us . if they approve our ground , I'll have to put rear hydraulics on the one tractor to run the drill . it looks like this could happen around the end of July . so until then we'll be spraying the herbicide , raking rock , and hopefully setting up box blinds .

are you guys getting things going ?

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Well yesterday we finally got rain. Big thunderstorm hit dumping almost 3/4" of rain. It's raining again this morning, nice gentle rain that will soak into the ground.
I retilled a couple of spots around the house a couple days ago. These are going to be Sue's native wildflowers and grasses gardens that will get seeded late fall. The plan is to have pollinators around the house.

JD338
 

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Well yesterday we finally got rain. Big thunderstorm hit dumping almost 3/4" of rain.
It’s funny how rain works , I got 6ths yesterday and 15 miles East they received 3.2”. This should give my corn and beans a boost. I haven’t sprayed yet but this rain will get the weeds growing.
 
we were really dry too . about two weeks ago we started to get some rain . we've got 3 1/2 inches since then . it's raining now , and looks like rain off and on for the next week .
 
Had some visitors in one of the food plots this morning...

JD338
 

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we got two more food plots planted , over this weekend . I think we're going to do two more , and that's it for this year . we're going to let the guys come check out our ground , to see if they'll rent us the seed drill next year . if they approve us ,we are going to give that a try next year .
 
Sounds good Jim, you guys are getting things done. Should be a good season for you this fall.

JD338
 
Tomorrow I’m planning on top dressing the corn and spray the plot. Rain is in the forecast.
 
we had another cookout . after the work was done we got back together and had a nice time . one of the guys put up a couple targets at the camping area . we had two teen age boys join us and help in the food plots this weekend . their Mom said they were needing guidance , and gave them to us for the day . after about eight hours of picking rock , they got rewarded by a cookout , safety & shooting instruction , and shooting CZ 22 rimfire rifles . the boys had a good time shooting thumbtacks and balloons at about 25 yards . hopefully the field work helps Mom at home . two pics from this week , two pics from a few weeks ago . my Dog just loves cookouts !

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Sounds good Jim, you guys are getting things done. Should be a good season for you this fall.

JD338
thanks JD , we're hoping to have another good season . we have a couple more members helping out , I think they are realizing the benefits of all the work .
we started to disc up one of the new fields , and sprayed herbicide on the other new field . get these taken care of , and get our box stands placed . then allow things to calm down before hunting season starts . after the work is done , we will be shooting .
 
we had another cookout . after the work was done we got back together and had a nice time . one of the guys put up a couple targets at the camping area . we had two teen age boys join us and help in the food plots this weekend . their Mom said they were needing guidance , and gave them to us for the day . after about eight hours of picking rock , they got rewarded by a cookout , safety & shooting instruction , and shooting CZ 22 rimfire rifles . the boys had a good time shooting thumbtacks and balloons at about 25 yards . hopefully the field work helps Mom at home . two pics from this week , two pics from a few weeks ago . my Dog just loves cookouts !

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Looks to be a good crew accomplishing some good work that'll pay off handsomely.
 
Corn and beans are trying to grow , we just need some rain. From Memorial Day to the 4th of July we’ve only received 1” rain.
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we're getting rain now , things were really dry to about mid June . I have a cheap rain gauge , I'm not sure if it's accurate .according to it , we've got 4 1/2 inches since the middle of June . we planted this food plot, this past Saturday . I took the picture last night , so this is what it looks like after four days . our one food plot is close to knee high . the knee high one had deer in it last night


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With a little of July heat with all that rain you got , that will be infested with deer in no time.
 
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