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Old 05-20-2019, 01:37 AM   #251
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looking great!
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:17 PM   #252
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Congrats on moving in. That first night is special.
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Congrats. Has to feel special seeing it all come together.
Wish y'all the best.
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WOW! Dream home for me bud! Congrats to you and your wife- and thanks for taking us along for the journey!
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You done good man, I am not envious of many folks, guess I am putting you on my list, congrats on a very nice place.
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Congrats on a very nice home, itís beautiful!
Thank You !!! Still a lot of work but getting there.

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Amazing work sir, Hope you and your bride enjoy many years up there
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looking great!
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:37 PM   #253
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More progress in our kitchen here in Iowa. We got the granite countertops installed. The sink is installed and hooked up. Yesterday we installed the Thor gas range and converted the jets to LP. We also installed the range hood and corrugated metal backsplash

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Old 06-08-2019, 07:39 PM   #254
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Looking good! Congrats!
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:57 AM   #255
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Kitchen is beautiful.
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:25 AM   #256
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Wow !! What a great thread !!!! Congrats on a beautiful place and build.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:42 AM   #257
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Awesome place!
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:07 PM   #258
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Great stuff!! Love your place and the build. Y'all are missing out on some early Texas summer heat indices of up to 110 already. Enjoy!
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:42 PM   #259
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Looking good! Congrats!
Thanks !!! Your binos are headed your way !!!

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Wow !! What a great thread !!!! Congrats on a beautiful place and build.
It has been a journey for the last 10 months.

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Awesome place!
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:58 PM   #260
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Great stuff!! Love your place and the build. Y'all are missing out on some early Texas summer heat indices of up to 110 already. Enjoy!
It has been fun. It has been a lot of work. It has been stressful, but we love living here !!! When a car comes by it's an event. It's like.....wow ....a car went by. Sitting in our living room is like sitting in a deer stand. Last night I was watching two velvet bucks down in our meadow. I was resting my elbows on my truck toolbox and looking thru my binos. I heard something behind me. I turned around and there was a nice 8 point velvet buck standing about 20 yards from me. He finally went around in front off the house. I ran in and took this picture thru the kitchen window.

And we love the temperature also. Here is a screenshot from this evening.

The bucks pictured have put on quite a bit of horn since earlier this month. I have not pulled a card lately, but I see them most every evening.

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Old 06-25-2019, 07:02 AM   #261
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:09 AM   #262
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Is this heaven?






It's...Iowa.
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:06 PM   #263
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It's...Iowa.
https://youtu.be/C8-B5cyfK6A

No. It's Iowa......but it is close.

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Old 07-19-2019, 03:30 PM   #264
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Sitting in our living room is kinda like sitting in a big box blind.










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Old 07-19-2019, 04:34 PM   #265
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You sir and the lady are living the life! Vary jealous!
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:46 AM   #266
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Nice views.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:41 PM   #267
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Impressive views.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:17 AM   #268
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Beautiful morning in Southeast Iowa !!!

I will take 66 degrees with a low in the 50s on July 22.

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Old 07-22-2019, 08:55 AM   #269
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:00 PM   #270
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Wow. Looking good, Mike!
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:28 PM   #271
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Looking good! I might have missed it, but what trees did you plant?
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Old 07-22-2019, 07:34 PM   #272
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Beautiful!
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:38 PM   #273
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Congrats on retirement!
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:50 PM   #274
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Wow. Looking good, Mike!
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Looking good! I might have missed it, but what trees did you plant?
Five apple trees. Fuji, Anna, Arkansas Black, cant remember the other one. One Red Bud where the circle drive splits at the front gate.

We have to cage all of them. The deer are in the yard every night and they will eat them quickly with no cages.

In our timber we have native White Oak, Red Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Black Walnut, Honey Locust, Box Elder, Ash, Elm, Maple, Cottonwood, Mulberry, Hedge (horse apple), Hickory..... These are just the ones I have identified. I am sure there are many more species.

I actually having a friend bringing me a Mesquite from Buffalo Gap next time he comes this way. I got to have a touch of Texas here in the Heartland.

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Old 07-23-2019, 09:13 PM   #275
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Nice buck in the bean field tonight.

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Old 07-23-2019, 11:13 PM   #276
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Looks incredible!!
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:06 AM   #277
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Very nice.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:19 AM   #278
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Agreed, very nice buck.

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Old 07-30-2019, 06:40 AM   #279
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:43 AM   #280
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Thanks !!! We are loving it.

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Old 07-30-2019, 07:46 AM   #281
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Check this youngster out. I am thinking 3.5 years old.

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Old 07-30-2019, 09:52 AM   #282
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He will be ready by the time I get enough points!!
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:28 AM   #283
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I probably don't know Iowa deer but that deer does not look young to me. Good Luck, awesome place you have, makes me want to move to the midwest!
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:22 PM   #284
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He will be ready by the time I get enough points!!
You are right about that !!

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Old 07-30-2019, 04:28 PM   #285
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I probably don't know Iowa deer but that deer does not look young to me. Good Luck, awesome place you have, makes me want to move to the midwest!
We could be wrong, but we are pretty sure this deer was a 2.5 year 8 last fall. This deer spends a lot of time on our farm. We see him quite often. He seems to hang out in the same areas as the 8 last fall.

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Old 07-30-2019, 09:21 PM   #286
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He sure looks older than 3.5 to me. Looks old in that first picture. Very nice
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:09 PM   #287
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Food sources around our place are looking good.

I saw a real nice buck last night while standing on our fence line talking to our neighbor. He said "You better get a camera up where that buck stepped out".. so this evening I did just that.

First pic is the Alfalfa and clover mix behind our house.
Second pic oats just west of the house.
Third pic is Corn field on one side of the terrace oats on the other side.
Fourth is camera location where the nice buck came out last night.
I will probably have a stand in one of those 3 trees, but not the big Cottonwood.
Good trail in the bean field across the road from the house.





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Old 08-18-2019, 11:12 PM   #288
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Beautiful place, hope u get a good pic of big boy
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:33 AM   #289
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Gonna be a great year!
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:40 AM   #290
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Place looks great!
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:41 AM   #291
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Your place is looking great, especially for the short time you have been there.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:49 AM   #292
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Missed you guys this year! Best of the luck hope to
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM   #293
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dang Mike, your place is too cool
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #294
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Wow Bud, looks like the Amazon!! We are in our sixth week of no rain and 100 degree highs, I'm sure you are missing that!
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:57 AM   #295
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Wow Bud, looks like the Amazon!! We are in our sixth week of no rain and 100 degree highs, I'm sure you are missing that!
We got 2" yesterday morning. I need to mow but it's too wet.

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Old 08-22-2019, 08:01 AM   #296
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I set a camera in a new location where I saw a nice buck step out Sunday evening. I went and checked it last night.

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Old 09-11-2019, 02:56 PM   #297
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This buck had disappeared for about a month. He has showed back up with hard horns and velvet still hanging. Couple more nice ones popped up recently. The bucks are starting to move off their summer pattern and into their fall pattern. Some sparring has started.

The corn is approaching nine to ten foot tall and still growing.

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Old 09-12-2019, 06:32 AM   #298
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Wow, great deer and great corn. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:19 AM   #299
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They make 200 bushel per acre corn your way? Not sure I can say that I have ever witnessed 10' tall corn stalks, that's crazy tall compared to our central Texas corn.

Sure enjoy following along.

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Old 10-03-2019, 11:03 AM   #300
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