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5 year old buck +
Chopped up some more earth worms today with the tiller. Put down forage oats, AWP, and Frosty Berseem clover. Forecast is calling for a little rain next week. Hopefully, we get a little.
 

Nightvision

5 year old buck +
Top plot was a nice inside corner. Timber to the NE was cut early this year. It has grown up enough to hide deer so it should still be a good inside corner.

Bottom plot is nothing special as far as terrain features go. Experience has taught me how the deer move through there though. This time of year, surprisingly it’s next to the loaded persimmon trees.
 

Bassattackr

5 year old buck +
Man you have some pines! Love that narrow winding corridor..

Keep us posted on the Berseem clover progress, I've toyed around planting that in the fall because of its quick growth. It will likely winter kill here in MO.

Those earthworm populations will bounce back quick :emoji_wink:
 

Nightvision

5 year old buck +
Man you have some pines! Love that narrow winding corridor..

Keep us posted on the Berseem clover progress, I've toyed around planting that in the fall because of its quick growth. It will likely winter kill here in MO.

Those earthworm populations will bounce back quick :emoji_wink:

The Berseem will die but Frosty Berseem has survived down to 5 degrees or so in test. I lived in Knob Noster for a few years so I know firsthand that it can get colder than 5 degrees but in a mild winter it may last.

Yes, we have pines. Lots and lots. They call us the peach state but South Carolina actually grows more than we do now. Pines, I bet we win in that department.
 

Nightvision

5 year old buck +
I know this is soil health heresy, but......

i love the appearance of cultipacked soil

bill

I do as well. I hope one day to have a no till but a clean, level plot is pretty to me. Going to look a little better when there’s green color to it.
 

Bassattackr

5 year old buck +
Straightening the gangs on the disc helps in a pinch if no packer available.. :emoji_slight_smile:

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Nightvision

5 year old buck +
Straightening the gangs on the disc helps in a pinch if no packer available.. :emoji_slight_smile:

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Looks great. I actually didn’t use my cultipacker. That was just the tiller set as shallow as possible but still deep enough to till up the coffee weed. Trying to keep it from going to seed.
 

Bassattackr

5 year old buck +
Timely rain makes professionals out of us all.. Trying to drive your tractor through your foodplot a day after it rains.. not so much :emoji_rolling_eyes:

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Nightvision

5 year old buck +
You should have gotten over 4" this week. Think we did as well at the property just out of Monticello.
We got 6” last night in Dooly county. We only got 3” in Houston. Total for the week was about 6” in Houston and 8-9” in Dooly.

The 6” was too much too fast and beat the plots up but all of the standing water will probably be worse.

Wish we could have sent most of it to “The Yanks” up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Those fellows have taken a beating up there this year. Really feel for them especially the farmers.
 

S.T.Fanatic

5 year old buck +
We got 6” last night in Dooly county. We only got 3” in Houston. Total for the week was about 6” in Houston and 8-9” in Dooly.

The 6” was too much too fast and beat the plots up but all of the standing water will probably be worse.

Wish we could have sent most of it to “The Yanks” up in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Those fellows have taken a beating up there this year. Really feel for them especially the farmers.
We would have gladly taken it. Luckily in my area we got rain at the right times that our crops look great. We would have liked more but...
 

Nightvision

5 year old buck +
We would have gladly taken it. Luckily in my area we got rain at the right times that our crops look great. We would have liked more but...

Really wish I could send y’all some. Very sorry for y’all’s drought. Down here in the Deep South, we are a little more accustomed to that kind of weather. It’s horrible watching everything burn up. More so when someone’s living depends on it.

Sorry if I mistyped. Don’t have my reading glasses with me.
 
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