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Old 03-24-2018, 09:18 PM   #1051
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Nice Bobby, looks like most of your critters are working the same shift you do!
That's just downright mean.

Good looking dog.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:15 AM   #1052
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nice thread
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:44 PM   #1053
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Great day with my oldest son Jake and the grandkids. We upgraded the 6000 btu window unit in Town Hall to 11000 btu. Spread 18 tons of slag and had plenty of food and fun.
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:47 PM   #1054
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Old 05-27-2018, 01:54 PM   #1055
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That pretty awesome grampa!!!!! I love it!!!!
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:39 PM   #1056
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Looking good! You've got it going your way. Enjoy the weekend.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:53 PM   #1057
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That's what life is all about captured in these pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:01 PM   #1058
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love it
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:07 PM   #1059
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Thatís awesome

How big an area did the 18 tons do? I have about a 1000 square feet to do.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:36 PM   #1060
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Becoming quite the tractor hand there Bobby.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:48 PM   #1061
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WOW looks great Boooby that roof is going to help the ac big time
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:48 PM   #1062
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Thatís awesome

How big an area did the 18 tons do? I have about a 1000 square feet to do.
About 1200 SQ feet.
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:56 PM   #1063
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Very cool Bobby
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Old 05-27-2018, 04:45 PM   #1064
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You did a good job spreading that slag ! I'll bet those grandkids had a good time !
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Old 05-27-2018, 08:31 PM   #1065
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Hard to believe the grandbabies are that big already. Those are times I still remember in my youth at that age.


Place is look-n great Bobby~!
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:12 PM   #1066
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Hard to believe the grandbabies are that big already. Those are times I still remember in my youth at that age.


Place is look-n great Bobby~!
I know. And I forgot to post a pic of the newest grandson.
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Old 05-27-2018, 09:15 PM   #1067
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Another Great day. More tractor work, wasp warfare, hanging a bug zapper for mamma, brisket and turkey legs for lunch, and bacon wrapped asparagus, chicken on the smoker.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:05 PM   #1068
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Sounds like a good day Bobby!
Cut cedars , filled waterers and protein feeders. Rested for a few hours and cut more cedars. Gonna sleep good tonite!
Place is looking Good Bobby!
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:16 PM   #1069
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Sounds like a good day Bobby!
Cut cedars , filled waterers and protein feeders. Rested for a few hours and cut more cedars. Gonna sleep good tonite!
Place is looking Good Bobby!
Got any pics of your waterers? I've got a few extra water totes I'm thinking of using.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:44 PM   #1070
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Hey Bobby,
I don't have a pic right now, but what we have done is take a 275 gallon water tote & run pvc under ground to a horse stall waterer like you get at tractor supply, the red plastic one with a float. They are about a 2 gallon size. We bury it to the top & put a couple of stakes next to them with part of the stake bent over the lip of the waterer. I have been using them for 5 yrs & no problems so far. Kinda surprised the pigs haven't torn them up ,but they just come & get a drink & leave. I have an oasis waterer that was commercially built a few years ago. the pigs will splash water out of the tray some ,but again no problems so far. I'll try to get a pic next weekend.
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Old 06-06-2018, 02:42 PM   #1071
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Enjoy those great looking grand children. Looks like you're giving them some very good memories.
You're really coming along with the place and really looking good. Takes a lot of hard work but it is worth it all when you can sit back and enjoy it afterwards.

Here are some old photos of one of my water systems when I put it in. It has been in use for over 7 years now. Had to replace the tote and the valve once, last year, but it has worked well. Somewhere I have pictures of pigs taking a bath in the small thing but they've never torn it up. Yet. Everything uses it from birds, skunks, pigs deer, etc... and the neighbors dogs. The critters will empty it in about a week and a half during the summer and they will still use it during the winter. Just not as much.

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Keep up the good work.

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Old 06-06-2018, 03:39 PM   #1072
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Thank you sir. Appreciate the kind comments.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:45 AM   #1073
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Looking like home Chew, keep up the good work. Do you find any arrowhweads in your creek?

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Old 06-08-2018, 02:40 PM   #1074
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Looking like home Chew, keep up the good work. Do you find any arrowhweads in your creek?

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No sir. I wish! But haven't looked real hard.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:25 PM   #1075
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No sir. I wish! But haven't looked real hard.
You ought to try that would be awesome!!! I'd have to get Johnny out there to show you where to look.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:23 PM   #1076
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Had some broken welds on my gate because I forgot to grease the hinges. StanR was nice enough to bring his welder over today in this heat and get me fixed up. Thanks again Stan!
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:56 PM   #1077
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July 4th week....

Set up a pool

Cut and hauled brush/yaupon for a whole day

Ran from wasps for 100 yds

Cooked a ****** rack of beef ribs and a mediocre brisket

Soaked in the pool for hours

Drank some bourbon

Had some great visitors (my son Jonathon, grandson Korbin, TBH'er Randy and Calls and their wives.

Need to fill feeders and get cameras going.

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Old 07-12-2018, 10:20 PM   #1078
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Tagged you this evening on a FB ad for same welder that Stan and I have
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:02 PM   #1079
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First time Ive seen this.. Place looks Awesome!

I have successfully hunted the same 20 acres for the last 10 years
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:03 AM   #1080
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Looking good, Bobby!
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:17 AM   #1081
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Looking good Chew!
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:22 AM   #1082
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Making the most of the holiday week! I like it!
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:57 PM   #1083
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Quick trip to check on the pool and run trail cameras. Just a few deer coming in. One pretty young 7 point, old doe, and doe with twins. Only one pic of hogs but not at a feeder.



























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Old 07-29-2018, 07:10 PM   #1084
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Nice Bobby! Lots of animals!
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:04 PM   #1085
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Good pics! Shame the leaper doesn't have the whole head, that would have been a cool pic!
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:06 PM   #1086
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Good things ahead
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:20 AM   #1087
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So I have two creeks on my place. One biggun and one littlun. I have to cross the littlun to get my tractor to the back of the property (can't drive it over my narrow bridge over the biggun). Due to the culvert having a 45 degree bend in it...it got clogged up over the years and the water would run over and around the culvert with a heavy rain. It got so bad that there is a mini grand canyon there now. Hard to see due to the vegetation, but it's too wide to even jump over.







I've tried a temporary fix in the past but we got 5" of rain shortly after that and it really got bad.

Soooo...the neighbor and I are going in and paying somebody to fix it. Hopefully this week or next week they will show up with a new culvert (36" instead of 24") and they are going to "straighten out the creek a bit" so there won't be any bend in the culverts. One straight shot, 60' long underneath the property fence. They are bringing in 4 loads of clay and a several loads of rock to bed it with and put around it. Hopefully it will last. I've got a lot of tractor work to do in the back and haven't had it back there in almost 2.5 years. So looking forward to that.

On a side not, this is the culvert where my dog got snake bit when she ran down to get a drink in the creek. That was a few years ago. The contractor called me and said when he was taking measurements he saw two moccasins at the mouth of the culvert. Wish I could be there when they rip the old one out of the ground. Might be some good .22 targets crawling around.

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Old 07-31-2018, 06:25 PM   #1088
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Should be a great project. Access to all parts of your property cannot be the understated. I saw a project from another thread where someone used a storage container as a bridge for a similar scenario. May consider that. Turned out great.
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:59 PM   #1089
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Should be a great project. Access to all parts of your property cannot be the understated. I saw a project from another thread where someone used a storage container as a bridge for a similar scenario. May consider that. Turned out great.
I will second this motion, a storage container at 20 ft will fill this need perfect! Go cheap and add a little to upgrade, IE floor, with the right one and you will be set
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:13 PM   #1090
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I need 60' between me and neighbors side of the fence. Would take a lot of digging and multiple containers to get them set. Pipe is already ordered.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:46 PM   #1091
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Nice place and great pictures. Keep up the good work.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:56 PM   #1092
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Well now, just found your thread Chew. You got a right nice place there and you doing a good job. Them grandbabies sure look like they have a good time. Only thing is that dadgum dawg Is it mad at you?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:17 PM   #1093
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Well now, just found your thread Chew. You got a right nice place there and you doing a good job. Them grandbabies sure look like they have a good time. Only thing is that dadgum dawg Is it mad at you?
She thinks she is my wife. Gets angry for no reason.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:19 PM   #1094
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She thinks she is my wife. Gets angry for no reason.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:11 AM   #1095
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looking good Bobby...take some pics of the culvert work. Nothing like Leon county sandy soil. Erosion is real here.
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:27 AM   #1096
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Looking good
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #1097
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Finally got the money together for a project. I've reported on my culvert wash out from the small Creek that comes into my property. It's the only way to get my tractor around to the back of the land. Big rains washed everything out after the Culvert got clogged up. Finally got with the neighbors and getting it fixed this week.

The old Culvert had a 45-degree bend in it and would get clogged in the Bend. Water would back up and go over and around washed out all the dirt and made a small Grand Canyon.

Had a guy actually straighten out the creek and put straight culvert. Also upgraded from 24 to 36 in. Went from 25 year old rusted-out metal to corrugated plastic.

Before ...










In progress...

Out with the old:








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Old Yesterday, 08:03 PM   #1098
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In with the new....



They will be bringing in several truck loads of clay and Rock to finish the job.

Culvert is 60' long.

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Old Yesterday, 08:05 PM   #1099
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Unless you got other plans we were able to recoup some money selling the old culvert for scrap after a similar deal

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Hmm. If it's still up there next weekend I'm going to try to do that. Even though my 20 foot trailer has no wood on it right now.
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