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Old 10-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #151
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The floor frame is done, time for the floorboards! Man this thing is going to be a palace!
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:20 PM   #152
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Happy for you. Looks like the plan is coming together.
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:32 PM   #153
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With the help of my little angel, the floor is now complete!
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #154
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Stop! Hammer time!
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:20 PM   #155
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following along for sure, this is awesome, can't wait to see what you're about to do up there.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:28 PM   #156
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she's cute!
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #157
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she's cute!
I agree!! :-)


Today was a beautiful day to be at the ranch, and I spent most of my time under cutting trees in the pasture to improve visibility from where the big deer blind I'm building is going to be.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:03 PM   #158
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Looking good. Are you spraying the cuts your making on oak trees?
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:16 PM   #159
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Absolutely! :-)
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #160
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Awesome. I see a lot of folks that don't, and that just bothers me.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #161
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Awesome. I see a lot of folks that don't, and that just bothers me.
I've always known I was supposed to do it, but not 100% sure why. It's to prevent oak wilt, right?
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #162
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I've always known I was supposed to do it, but not 100% sure why. It's to prevent oak wilt, right?
That is what I have always heard, as well as making it so that parasites cannot enter the fresh wound. Dunno, but I figure better safe than sorry.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #163
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That is what I have always heard, as well as making it so that parasites cannot enter the fresh wound. Dunno, but I figure better safe than sorry.
http://www.oakwilt.com/paint_oaks.html

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #164
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I'm tagging this for the ride. Awesome looking place and you are making a great start.
I am headed to my place this Friday and go thru Red Springs north of Tyler. There is a tractor place there and I would be glad to stop off and see if he has a 9 or something that might be of intrest to you, if you would like.
I know your intrest is a n9, is there something else?
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:05 AM   #165
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Thanks for the info on pruning good to know
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #166
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Are those no trespassing signs plastic, or metal? If they're plastic, beware: cows will chew on them, break pieces off, swallow the pieces, and get bowel obstructions. Never underestimate the ability of a cow to get itself into trouble.

We have 25 acres. One thing I've learned is that on a smaller place like this, you have to be careful to avoid spooking off the game. For example, if you have a dog running around, he'll chase the deer, or if he gets around the feeders his dog scent will spook them off. You're probably going to scare the snot out of everything when you'd doing all this development. Go in, get it done, and get the **** out of there, and it will come together.

Looks like a good place. Lots of cover.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #167
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Just seeing this, looks great!
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:33 PM   #168
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I'm tagging this for the ride. Awesome looking place and you are making a great start.
I am headed to my place this Friday and go thru Red Springs north of Tyler. There is a tractor place there and I would be glad to stop off and see if he has a 9 or something that might be of intrest to you, if you would like.
I know your intrest is a n9, is there something else?

Sorry for seeing this so late - I was at Sharkathon and didn't check the thread until now. Thanks for the gesture! I'm not quite ready to get the tractor just yet, since I still need to pick up the brush hog from StanR and get a little metal barn out there to store it, but I will let you know as soon as I am!

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Are those no trespassing signs plastic, or metal? If they're plastic, beware: cows will chew on them, break pieces off, swallow the pieces, and get bowel obstructions. Never underestimate the ability of a cow to get itself into trouble.

We have 25 acres. One thing I've learned is that on a smaller place like this, you have to be careful to avoid spooking off the game. For example, if you have a dog running around, he'll chase the deer, or if he gets around the feeders his dog scent will spook them off. You're probably going to scare the snot out of everything when you'd doing all this development. Go in, get it done, and get the **** out of there, and it will come together.

Looks like a good place. Lots of cover.
The signs are metal, and I don't have any cattle out there just yet. I need to build a 1500' run of fence this winter to finish closing in the perimeter first.

I hear ya on the animals/spooking. Next deer season will rock since I will have done a ton of pasture improvement and planted some food plots, along with having the blind and tree stands in place along game trails in the dense woods.



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Old 10-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #169
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #170
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Once the season is over, if you ever need a hand on a weekend let me know, I would be more than willing to help out.
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Old 10-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #171
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Sorry for seeing this so late - I was at Sharkathon and didn't check the thread until now. Thanks for the gesture! I'm not quite ready to get the tractor just yet, since I still need to pick up the brush hog from StanR and get a little metal barn out there to store it, but I will let you know as soon as I am!
K, I saw one up front by the fence when I went by there. Not sure what model Ford it was but it looked pretty good.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:44 PM   #172
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I'm 13 plus years in to one of these projects and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.. Must be a labor of love!!
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:58 PM   #173
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I think these will make my message pretty clear.
Must be the best playground around... we gota go in there!
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #174
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Thanks man - I'll definitely take you up on that, and I've got PLENTY of projects lined up for late winter/spring when the weather is still cool, but season is over.

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Right on man - I can't wait until I have the coin set aside for one.

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No kidding - I already have about ten years of projects mapped out in my head!

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Heh...I hope the local kids don't think that. I already caught the neighbors kids shooting dove at the corner of my property, but they took off before I could catch up to them to confront them. How would you recommend I get in touch with their dad (he's a single dad) to let him know. I can't seem to find his number online and I don't want to just drive up into his place to find him and end up getting shot.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #175
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Id just find out were they have been coming through and set a few small steel traps.... it wont hurt them but should get some attention..

Or just go to the county office and see if they know him. Do you ever see him in and out during the time your there?
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #176
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looks like your doing a great job. looking forward to seeing more pictures.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:25 PM   #177
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Looking good! Congrats!
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #178
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fun isn't it, making a piece of property your own!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #179
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The best part of having your own place is the WORK that you put into it.

My place is not perfect by any sense , but I love to go out there, work and tinker around..

I get a lot of personal satisfaction from it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #180
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Fun to watch this come together...
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:28 PM   #181
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Ok, I've officially lost my patience with random dogs. These two have been officially ruining my spot.

From now on, they are coyotes to me.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #182
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I did get this little meatball on camera though. He is now the fourth deer I've seen on my place. I'm saving my last buck tag for some amazing places I've been invited to hunt this season, but I'll see if my Dad or one of my friends wants to add him to the freezer.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #184
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Well, it was a busy weekend with Fun Fun Fun Fest going on, but I managed to eek out a little time to get the angles figured out and the left side frame of the blind mostly built.

Since the blind will be 7' tall at the front, and 6' tall at the back side (where the entry door will be), and since the blind has 6' of width, the pitch was 2/12. Or in other words, 12 inches of elevation change over 72 inches of length.

Then, based on that, the main degree I am using is 9.5. That said, I got the perimeter of the frame built, and now all I need to do is add in two studs, box out the horizontal shooting window (about 32" wide), and add a few noggins and I'll be good. Then rinse and repeat for the other side, and get started on the front wall.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #185
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:36 AM   #186
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Id just find out were they have been coming through and set a few small steel traps.... it wont hurt them but should get some attention..

Or just go to the county office and see if they know him. Do you ever see him in and out during the time your there?
I ended up calling the sheriff, letting him know what was going on, and he said he'd pay them a visit and let them know that my property is no longer unoccupied, and any previous arrangement the kids might have had with a previous landowner are no longer in effect.

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Fun to watch this come together...
It's a blast getting out there and putting in that sweat equity for sure.

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Will get some taken this week once I finish out one of the sides.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #187
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Well, it was a busy weekend with Fun Fun Fun Fest going on, but I managed to eek out a little time .
We were at the fest as well, can't say we had fun fun fun but it was ok, wish I would have spent the weekend hunting thouh
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #188
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We were at the fest as well, can't say we had fun fun fun but it was ok, wish I would have spent the weekend hunting thouh
I too was disappointed at how each year, the tickets and drinks get more expensive, and the PIP/USP benefits get worse and worse....

The wife and I decided this will probably be our last year going.
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #189
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #191
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I too was disappointed at how each year, the tickets and drinks get more expensive, and the PIP/USP benefits get worse and worse....

The wife and I decided this will probably be our last year going.
We didn't even bother going on Sunday after the disappointment of Friday and Saturday. The fact that they booked Slayer and MGMT to play at the same time, when they were the only bands I had ever heard of on Sunday is unreal. We definitely will not be going again next year.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #192
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Right frame is nearly done!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:08 PM   #195
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Sorry, bud! I've been busy with work and some bowhunting at another property here recently. :-)

The updates are going to pick up a lot of steam in November and December though!



I haven't seen any deer on my place yet, but I with the work I have planned, I expect them to be at my place in time for next year's season.





Thanks, guys!


UPDATES:

1. Electricity is coming! I have met up with Heart of Texas Coop, and we're getting the location of my pole that will have the security light worked out. It's going to be right near the front gate, unsurprisingly.

Also, there will be one other pole at the back of the one acre box up front, that will have a 200amp meter loop on it. From there, I will have an electrician pull of that and make me a box with several receptables that can handle everything from RV hookups to some 110v's for extension cords to power small appliances.

2. Plans for water - My short term plan will involve getting two 275gallon water totes. I will bring one to the property empty, then fill a second one, bring it to the property on a flatbed, and pump the water into the empty one. It should be more than enough to take care of my camping water needs well through the winter season!

3. Hogs - Haven't shot one yet! Those M-F'ers show up every night except the nights I show up! I will be building a really nice big box blind for comfy late night hog hunting hoepfully next month, and will definitely provide great documentation of that build.

4. Gate - JACK71 build me an absolutely AMAZING gate, as per my previous pics. He and I have both been pretty busy lately, but I'm going to get the holes dug, pipes cemented in, and then we'll be good to go to hang that beauty!

5. Road base - I want to have road base laid down from the front entrance of the property all the way back to where the 30' easement opens up to the big main acreage, in addition to a loop in the front acre to make parking an RV or vehicles under the shade of the trees convenient. About 900' of road base in total. To do so at around 5" thick and ten feet wide is looking like it's going to cost me around $5500! Ouch! Hopefully I will be able to get that done around tax refund time. :-) :-)

6. Brush hog - I am still working on aligning times to make it out to the ranch of our awesome TBH compatriot Stan R, to pick up the brush hog he has so graciously allocated to me for my ranch needs. It shall happen soon!

7. Yaupon thickets - I was contemplating the idea of holding a weekend yaupon clearing party! My idea would be to round up some friends and/or TBH brothers, and make a weekend out of sawing down thickets and making them into burn piles, then having copious amounts of delicious grilled goodies, beer, and campfire shenanigans in the evenings. Would any of you be interested in such a thing?

Bruce, I hope these updates are to your satisfaction, brother!

On the subject of electricity, I have a buddy who runs a remote cabin on 12 V DC, solar Panels and wind. Only thing he needs a generator for is the A/C window unit

He runs radio, lights, tv and fans with solar/wind... Indoor lights and outdoor around his cabin and sheds.



On the subject of water, I capture rain water into 330 gallon white totes. I have two of them. If there is any way to build some type of angled platform with rain gutter attached you won't need to haul water.


Good luck man, looks like a ton of fun !!! Hard work, but it will payoff big time and you and family/friends will be kicking back with some beers round the campfire after quartering a deer
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #196
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makes me miss the little 20 acre spot i use to hunt on as a kid.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:43 PM   #197
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Woohoo!! The misses and I are going to have our first weekend camping at the ranch together! I'm beyond excited to spend my first camping weekend there with her, before all the man-weekends commence. :-)

We're going to head there Saturday morning and stay until Sunday afternoon. We're going to throw up a tent, enjoy a campfire, work on cleaning up the front acre, and spend time in the pop-up blind over a freshly corned pasture and pig pipe I'm about to install tomorrow. Bam!!!

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:46 PM   #198
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There is a cold front coming
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #199
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There is a cold front coming
Crap....how ever will we stay warm at night???
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:13 PM   #200
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The 2 water tote idea works well. We have been using this method this year on our place in Bandera. Even full timing for 2 weeks we only used about half a tote of water. The issue we have is needing to dump the black tank. We have been taking the rv to a local rv park about every 7 days to dump.
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