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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 282
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Yup, what did sprout was ate or drowned in weeds...

Yup, what did sprout was ate or drowned in weeds in no time. Chocked it up as a loss and kept piling the protein on em.

Going to plant winter plots in a few weeks, hopefully I’ll have better...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 16,722
Posted By Hix
Lost 7 plots last spring that way… $1000...

Lost 7 plots last spring that way…

$1000 worth of seed and fertilizer gone


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,483
Posted By Hix
Live from Longview

Seasons almost here, back yard honey hole has been covered up all summer with two bach. groups devouring protein. Last one peeled velvet off on the 16th.

Brushed in my pop up a few weeks ago and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 99,159
Posted By Hix
When you’re waiting on Schlumberger cementing...

When you’re waiting on Schlumberger cementing services and you see the pump truck being towed in by a giant wrecker and find out it’s because they don’t have any one to drive it to location you know...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-16-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,074
Views: 99,159
Posted By Hix
Oilfield guys... y’all hangin in there?

We just picked up our 7th rig in Oklahoma, got one going out around the state line below Toledo Bend as well.
Natural Gas around $5.30 and Oil hanging around in the low $70s….

Finding help is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-15-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Hix
Do y’all not see the double drop tines forming?? ...

Do y’all not see the double drop tines forming??


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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By Hix
Same buck?

Negative

The velvet buck is a 10 plus has the start of 2 baby drop tines…


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-07-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Put in two more solid days. Finished the...

Put in two more solid days.

Finished the decking and got the roofing underlayment on. Didn’t get the gable ends finished though. Will have to wait till next time…
Back to Oklahoma work for two...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-04-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Thanks er one, took the day off and went to Caddo...

Thanks er one, took the day off and went to Caddo Lake. Going to try and get it decked and wrapped by Tuesday


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-03-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Put in 8 hot hours today by myself. Porch...

Put in 8 hot hours today by myself.

Porch roof is done. Gotta add the sub fascia to the front. Frame up some end walls under the porch side eaves and trim ceiling joist poking out the back...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 17,024
Posted By Hix
2 more @ the farm… 78,865,467 to go 1309 ...

2 more @ the farm… 78,865,467 to go

1309


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-01-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
DIY Cabin build

2 days work in at the farm.

Finished the roof framing, cut my front porch post and got them set and cut off level.
Threw some scrap scaffold together to work off of for installing the header...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-30-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
DIY Cabin build

Little more progress, almost finished the roof rafters until I dropped scrap board with a nail in it & poked a hole in my air line and called it quits.

Will finish out the rafters and gable ends...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By Hix
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-27-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Sheathed the exterior walls today, cut out...

Sheathed the exterior walls today, cut out windows, got the ceiling joist in above both bedroom and the ridge beam up. The kitchen/ living area will be vaulted.

103 heat index was rough, put in a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 16,722
Posted By Hix
One month & 12 days to go. My 12 year...

One month & 12 days to go.
My 12 year anniversary falls on the opener this year so I’ll spend it kayaking the upper mountain fork catching ditch pickles on vacation.
Group in my backyard are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 674
Posted By Hix
The fact that you have to leave the door open to...

The fact that you have to leave the door open to air it out and clean it or they stink and the only purpose of the machine is to “clean” kills it for me.

Top loader no agitator. I have Maytag no...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Hix
Panel door with hi lift track to save ceiling...

Panel door with hi lift track to save ceiling space. The track continues up the wall then breaks over at the ceiling & not blocking lighting


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-10-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Bathroom and closet walls finished. Time for a...

Bathroom and closet walls finished. Time for a two week break.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 16,722
Posted By Hix
2021-22 east texas season

Ditch the tripod and get a popup. Tuck it
in that thick mess with a good entry trail.

An aerial photo would help with placement


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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 11,016
Posted By Hix
657 3 on corn & dukes Sent from my...

657
3 on corn & dukes


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-06-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Finished up most of all the interior walls and...

Finished up most of all the interior walls and top plate today except in the master bedroom and closet. Ran out of material for the top and bottom plates (thought i estimated enough but i don’t do...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-05-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Walls up, worked solo most the day and my buddy...

Walls up, worked solo most the day and my buddy showed up about 2pm to help stand up the back wall and finish the front wall and stand it up.
I changed the front and left windows to 3’x4’ on the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Another $1000, this will frame all the exterior...

Another $1000, this will frame all the exterior and interior walls, sitting around $5000 total as off now.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Thanks, I’m a bit OCD. Shut down and clean...

Thanks, I’m a bit OCD.

Shut down and clean up after every day of work and make a list of supplies, tools needed, etc.

All scrap in one pile and trash picked up so it don’t blow around. Makes...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-04-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Plumbing done and subfloor on. Added blocking...

Plumbing done and subfloor on. Added blocking under the two main interior walls.

Headed to get some food & pickup framing package.
Man it’s hot in that sun!!!...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-03-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Got the sewer plumbing roughed in today and...

Got the sewer plumbing roughed in today and supplies dropped off. Picked up the shower insert as well.
Headed back in the morning to add some blocking under interior walls and then install the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-30-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Picked up all the rough in plumbing supplies and...

Picked up all the rough in plumbing supplies and subfloor today. $1700 [emoji3061]
Gonna start Tuesday morning after the cool front hits.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-29-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Stay out of them big tribe resorts if you want to...

Stay out of them big tribe resorts if you want to win big. That’s my experience anyway.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-29-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
DIY Cabin build

Gonna try and get the plumbing roughed in tomorrow and subfloor done.

Side note: I originally funded this project off a good run at the casino one night including a $20k jackpot.

Hit several...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By Hix
I’m building a 16x32 cabin and some of the...

I’m building a 16x32 cabin and some of the material has really dropped. OSB not so much.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,017
Posted By Hix
How much of your deer do you eat?

All of it, 1/4s, straps, tenders, neck, rib meat, heart, brisket and flank.. 4-5 deer a year.

All the no gut, 1/4s and straps only guys.. your wasting 10-20# of good grinding meat and neck roast....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Hix
Garage/shop $ per sq ft?

About $25/ft

Get a quote for dirt work, slab, the metal kit, doors and having it erected. Lots of variables… weld up or bolt kit, how may doors what type and what size, height, insulated, ect.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
I bow hunt!!! Come on now Sent from my...

I bow hunt!!! Come on now


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
Me too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...

Me too


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
I’ve had one in my other cabin for 5-6 years, no...

I’ve had one in my other cabin for 5-6 years, no issues. I’ll get a name brand but these days nothing last very long.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
It’s a little propane tankless interior wall...

It’s a little propane tankless interior wall mount.. same one in my other cabin, i have an exterior flush mount on my home I may look into that but they can freeze under harsh conditions. Had to put...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 16,722
Posted By Hix
Those looks good EastTx My cowpeas got...

Those looks good EastTx

My cowpeas got drowned out by the heavy rains we had in may. Lost all 5 plots
$1000 down the drain


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
DIY Cabin build

It’ll have vinyl windows. Solid wood doors, every wall is going to be insulated. With a dual mini split it shouldn’t have any problems staying cold. Putting a wall fan in the spare room to pull cool...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-19-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
No one is breaking into this place. My folks live...

No one is breaking into this place. My folks live out there.
It’s gated and a mile back in the woods. Haven’t had any issues in 100 years


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-18-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
My mom worked there. I went to Jefferson though. ...

My mom worked there. I went to Jefferson though.

I used to work at the gas plant out there too when i was in high school.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-18-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,080
Posted By Hix
DIY Cabin build

Building this 16x32 on my family land in Lodi, Tx. Have a small hunting cabin there now but I’m ready to have something nice the family can enjoy. I’ll update as progress happens.

Last days off i...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By Hix
I feel your pain. How about 30 months on 2...

I feel your pain.

How about 30 months on 2 bobcats and a pair of ducks.. still waiting and the same taxi just gave my cousin his 140” buck back yesterday he killed last season.

And i paid in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,935
Posted By Hix
Browning has my vote….they’re quality and...

Browning has my vote….they’re quality and customer service is excellent. Always has been.

Pro Plan is $60/mo but I’m ok with that.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 17,024
Posted By Hix
4 with thermal a few nights ago 1147 ...

4 with thermal a few nights ago

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 16,722
Posted By Hix
My Gregg Co. bachelor group looking good and...

My Gregg Co. bachelor group looking good and started my 16’x32’ cabin at the farm.
Few more months!!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 11,016
Posted By Hix
1 with AR & thermal & 1 with dukes & protein ...

1 with AR & thermal & 1 with dukes & protein

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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 11,016
Posted By Hix
616 dukes & protein Sent from my iPhone...

616 dukes & protein


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,899
Posted By Hix
Best cellular game camera for the money

I’ve heard good about the tactacam and would like to try one.

However
I run 4 Brownings defender scout pros that are great and they have the best costumer service I’ve ever seen.

Always...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Hix
I had a laminectomy and discectomy and re...

I had a laminectomy and discectomy and re herniated the same disc 10 weeks later.

I’m living through it now, next option is fusion.

Whatever you do, do you me research and do exactly what the...
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