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    Making of a food plot

    Been a lot of work but sure has been fun!
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    My Dad planted pines on the property about 30 years ago...they are nasty and I hate them! Nothing grows in and around them...and the raptors sit in them and pick off chicks! So I've been battling them.
    This spring I took out a row of 14 to expand an open area into a food plot.

    Here is the area last March. It only took a couple hours to down the trees, but the rest of the day cutting and hauling!
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    Here is some of the help...he'll do anything for beer!
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    Here is how it looked in the spring.
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    I thought the stumps would come right out with a backhoe! Not so! They fought every inch of the way!
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    Found a great deal on a Ferguson 2 bottom plow. missing a coulter and the furrow wheel but it works
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    Got the soil turned up, smoothed and planted.
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    Planted Bio Logic Bio mass... a mixture of sunflowers, soybeans and peas. We overseeded with plain old bird food sunflowers.
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    Here is how it looked last tuesday. I fertilized on went along the shaded areas and replanted chicory and clover. The after thought is that's going to be a problem next year..it will complicate the plowing process!
    Oh well. Deal with that next year. The rains have been perfect! The stuff is growing well...and it should REALLY take off with the fertilizer.
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    close up..oh ya some pumpkins thrown in to make the Mrs. happy!
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    Mom and fawn print in the food plot
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    very cool. thanks for sharing the pictures.

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    just to compare, here is how it looked two weeks ago
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    Very nice work, Red it has been a nice summer rain wise hope it lasts.



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    Looks good!
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    Outstanding - thanks for sharing!
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    They really took off after a 10-10-40 fertilizing...but they are in desperate need of a drink
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