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Old 02-01-2023, 12:20 PM   #1651
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Old 02-02-2023, 05:35 PM   #1652
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Hey Chew
I just joined TBH last night and spent a while reading your story. I am from New Caney and have a place just down the road from you. (292 and 1511). Youíve done a lot of work. It looks good. We have a lot in common, Orange tractor, Mule, buying a lot of slag lately, and just completed rebuilding a Mobil home so we could move out of our 1 room cabin. I noticed your honey color was light. My grandad raised bees there and it was the darkest honey Iíve ever seen. I plan on pursuing it again one day as a hobby. Iím glad to see all the good advise and comments on your post. Itís nice to find a forum with good people.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:09 PM   #1653
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Hey Chew
I just joined TBH last night and spent a while reading your story. I am from New Caney and have a place just down the road from you. (292 and 1511). Youíve done a lot of work. It looks good. We have a lot in common, Orange tractor, Mule, buying a lot of slag lately, and just completed rebuilding a Mobil home so we could move out of our 1 room cabin. I noticed your honey color was light. My grandad raised bees there and it was the darkest honey Iíve ever seen. I plan on pursuing it again one day as a hobby. Iím glad to see all the good advise and comments on your post. Itís nice to find a forum with good people.
Hope to meet you some day.
This is great to hear. Love seeing like-minded people move up here. Looks like you're only about 10 miles or so from us. Give me a shout one day.
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Old 02-02-2023, 09:44 PM   #1654
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Loving the hoop coop!
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Old 02-03-2023, 09:57 AM   #1655
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Loving the hoop coop!
Thanks. It's been raining so much and so much bad weather that I haven't got to do much since that second video.



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Old 02-06-2023, 12:24 PM   #1656
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Finally. Day 1 of the home build has arrived.

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Old 02-06-2023, 02:38 PM   #1657
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Heck yeah! Congratulations on the process. I hope the excitement that you feel right now carries through the entire build! I'm guessing that you've seen enough in your career that all of the unexpected changes that come with a home build won't bother you too much.
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Old 02-06-2023, 03:29 PM   #1658
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Heck yeah! Congratulations on the process. I hope the excitement that you feel right now carries through the entire build! I'm guessing that you've seen enough in your career that all of the unexpected changes that come with a home build won't bother you too much.
Thanks! Yeah...we've already fired one builder, had weather delays, bank/title company delays on construction loan. Par for the course for us! No big deal. We are blessed, and know it. I'm sure there will be a lot more issues.
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Old 02-06-2023, 05:34 PM   #1659
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Congratulations on getting your home started. You will enjoy watching the progress each day since you live onsight. When we had our retirement home built in 2016 I was able to watch it being built. Find your square, level & ruler. Again congrats.
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Old 02-06-2023, 06:49 PM   #1660
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Old 02-06-2023, 07:04 PM   #1661
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Finally. Day 1 of the home build has arrived.

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Old 02-13-2023, 06:23 PM   #1662
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Quail update...

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Old 02-14-2023, 06:45 PM   #1663
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House build resumed today. 18 loads of select fill with more coming tomorrow.

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Old 02-14-2023, 06:50 PM   #1664
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Old 02-15-2023, 09:25 AM   #1665
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Old 02-16-2023, 07:47 AM   #1666
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About 30 more loads of select fill yesterday. Turning into the house on a hill...

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Old 02-16-2023, 09:03 AM   #1667
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Glad to see this coming along Chew.
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Old 02-17-2023, 01:08 PM   #1668
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Old 02-17-2023, 02:19 PM   #1669
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Looking good Chew. I know y’all are excited about seeing the progress. That underbrush work you had done looks good.
As a suggestion when you do get your siding of choice on your home, until there is grass growing, to keep the dirt from splashing up on the sides during rains you can put hay around the base of it. I put down hay around ours to keep it from getting on the brick when it was new, but our 60/40 came from red dirt Nacogdoches County. We also had a significant slope on our pad also and it was poured about this time of year also. I tried all kinds of grass seed etc to keep it from washing off during heavy rains. I even tried terracing it with my blade/box blade without any luck. What finally stopped it was railroad ties until I got my permanent yard going good.
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Old 02-17-2023, 06:21 PM   #1670
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Looking good Chew. I know yíall are excited about seeing the progress. That underbrush work you had done looks good.
As a suggestion when you do get your siding of choice on your home, until there is grass growing, to keep the dirt from splashing up on the sides during rains you can put hay around the base of it. I put down hay around ours to keep it from getting on the brick when it was new, but our 60/40 came from red dirt Nacogdoches County. We also had a significant slope on our pad also and it was poured about this time of year also. I tried all kinds of grass seed etc to keep it from washing off during heavy rains. I even tried terracing it with my blade/box blade without any luck. What finally stopped it was railroad ties until I got my permanent yard going good.
Thanks for the info. How to exactly did you use the railroad ties?

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Old 02-17-2023, 07:06 PM   #1671
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Old 02-18-2023, 07:13 PM   #1672
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More work this morning. They did some trenching and formwork.

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Old 02-18-2023, 09:36 PM   #1673
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. Now, you can actually visulize it.
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Old 02-20-2023, 09:24 AM   #1674
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Old 02-20-2023, 01:47 PM   #1675
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Big elm tree going down.

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Old 02-20-2023, 04:51 PM   #1676
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Old 02-20-2023, 05:47 PM   #1677
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Hey Bobby I spent the weekend at my dad's place on his tractor picking up huge limbs and small trees that succumbed to the freeze. He's west of town on 7 about 8 miles or so. How bad did you guys get it?
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Old 02-20-2023, 05:49 PM   #1678
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Hey Bobby I spent the weekend at my dad's place on his tractor picking up huge limbs and small trees that succumbed to the freeze. He's west of town on 7 about 8 miles or so. How bad did you guys get it?
Shane, it wasn't too bad. Lotta pine limbs. It sounded like a war with all the limbs breaking around us.

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Old 02-20-2023, 05:53 PM   #1679
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Shane, it wasn't too bad. Lotta pine limbs. It sounded like a war with all the limbs breaking around us.

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That's what he said, sounded terrible. I think East of town did a lot better than West!

Your place is looking good amigo, good luck with that build!
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Old 02-22-2023, 08:32 PM   #1680
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Lots of technical jargon/plumbing terms that are probably over yalls' heads:

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Old 02-26-2023, 07:02 PM   #1681
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Garden work the last few days. Pulling roots, compost spreading, mushroom mulch delivered, 4 passes with the tiller.

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Old 02-26-2023, 07:12 PM   #1682
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Retirement looks like hard work! But rewarding!
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Old 02-26-2023, 07:13 PM   #1683
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It's all the kind of work I like to do!

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Old 02-26-2023, 07:19 PM   #1684
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Do you have enough deer and hogs around to warrant a fence around the garden? Think it more so depends on how domesticated they are. Neighborhoodish deer will tear it up hopefully your deer are wild enough to not come that close to the house. Looks good though that mushroom compost kicks butt.
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Old 02-26-2023, 07:26 PM   #1685
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Do you have enough deer and hogs around to warrant a fence around the garden? Think it more so depends on how domesticated they are. Neighborhoodish deer will tear it up hopefully your deer are wild enough to not come that close to the house. Looks good though that mushroom compost kicks butt.
Deer are pretty wild. Hogs have been scarce but I just don't know if I can justify the expense of a fence for just in case. I'm sure I'll regret that decision at some point. Sounds like a good excuse to sit outside at night with a cold beer and a 22 mag

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Old 02-26-2023, 07:34 PM   #1686
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Deer are pretty wild. Hogs have been scarce but I just don't know if I can justify the expense of a fence for just in case. I'm sure I'll regret that decision at some point. Sounds like a good excuse to sit outside at night with a cold beer and a 22 mag

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I donít like vegetables enough to fence mine either. Neighbor has about 1/4 acre garden with deer in the back pasture. Deer donít mess with their garden much if at all but itís out in the open. Good luck gardening on that scale is a full time job
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Old 02-26-2023, 07:37 PM   #1687
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I donít like vegetables enough to fence mine either. Neighbor has about 1/4 acre garden with deer in the back pasture. Deer donít mess with their garden much if at all but itís out in the open. Good luck gardening on that scale is a full time job
Thanks. I have no idea what I'm doing so it ought to be interesting. In fact I'm making a YouTube video kind of making fun of all the technical terms and fancy implements and high dollar fertilizer. I'll post a link when I get through.

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Run a couple strands hot wires around the garden. Might keep the deer and pigs out. Just a thought.
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Old 02-26-2023, 08:05 PM   #1689
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Old 02-26-2023, 08:37 PM   #1690
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I donít like vegetables enough to fence mine either. Neighbor has about 1/4 acre garden with deer in the back pasture. Deer donít mess with their garden much if at all but itís out in the open. Good luck gardening on that scale is a full time job
Hahaha, my wife made me work my juevos rancheros off building a fence around our garden/orchard and my whole thought was, "It's ok if they eat some."

And as far as having a big garden, my grandparents (both sides) always had a huge garden; my parents always had a huge garden too. I mostly hated it, growing up. Wife and I have always had a fairly small, non-wasteful garden until this year. She's planning the mother lode of gardens and I really just want to come home from work and not do anything else when I get here.
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Old 02-28-2023, 07:17 PM   #1691
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Picked up a new implement today to help maintain our roads, trails, and the 9+- acres that are cleared. So far so good. This Armstrong Ag LR-6 is seriously overbuilt compared to the other models I looked at. Kubota dealer ordered it from me and had it painted orange and put the optional stand on it so it will sit up right when not in use.

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Who did you use to deliver the mulch?
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Old 03-08-2023, 08:23 AM   #1696
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Feel like I've been working my whole life to see these trucks show up. Very blessed to be here with my wife watching our dreams come true. Long way from where we started! Looking forward to about 1600 square ft of porches!

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That's cause you have!

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Old 03-08-2023, 09:57 AM   #1698
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Things are finally starting to roll on, keep the videos coming. Like a good home build to follow.
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Old 03-08-2023, 11:46 AM   #1699
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Great stuff. Lot of supervisors standing around!
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They were the real workers. Waiting on the pour to be finished so they could smooth and polish

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