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Old 06-16-2022, 06:17 PM   #1401
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Finally got a couple feeders going. And a tactacam. Mowed my back hill. Main hunting area.

And a fat mamma almost got me. Was sitting on my feeder battery when I reached in to grab it. Don't know how my blind arse saw her.

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Old 06-16-2022, 07:44 PM   #1402
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Looks like Ms. Rad-n-black got a big meal sit-n there too.
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Old 06-20-2022, 11:26 PM   #1403
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Daisy cooling off today...

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Old 06-20-2022, 11:28 PM   #1404
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Setting up work bench and built a new shelf. Made a new friend.

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Old 06-21-2022, 08:50 AM   #1405
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Looking good and you are acquiring some great handyman skills.
You may want to take the screws out that protrude through the braces, clip off about 1/2" with side cutters, then put them back in. Don't want anyone ripping hide on them. I know all about that and have scars to show.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:27 AM   #1406
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Cool frog.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 06-21-2022, 12:01 PM   #1407
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Looking good and you are acquiring some great handyman skills.
You may want to take the screws out that protrude through the braces, clip off about 1/2" with side cutters, then put them back in. Don't want anyone ripping hide on them. I know all about that and have scars to show.
Thanks. I got the screws trimmed up. And I don't need any more scars! Appreciate the comments
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Old 06-21-2022, 12:03 PM   #1408
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Got a little feeder activity going on.

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Old 06-21-2022, 12:14 PM   #1409
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Place & animals looking Great Bobby!!
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Old 06-21-2022, 06:29 PM   #1410
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Place & animals looking Great Bobby!!
Thank you. are y'all getting any rain at all this year at your place?

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Old 06-21-2022, 06:44 PM   #1411
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Thank you. are y'all getting any rain at all this year at your place?

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What is this “rain” you speak of?

Joel is probably not too terribly upset with the lack of rain. Cuts down on his mowing.
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Old 06-21-2022, 06:53 PM   #1412
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Congratulations Bobby,What a Nice place
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Old 06-21-2022, 07:00 PM   #1413
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I’m afraid to feed any corn. Afraid it will pop and they’ll think it’s snowing……..

I bet it was fun mowing in this heat Bobby.
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Old 06-22-2022, 05:20 PM   #1414
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Fine lookin carpentry and critters!
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Old 06-22-2022, 06:43 PM   #1415
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We got a little at the 1st of the month. We missed all the big rains. My ponds are in terrible shape. If you ever need any help out there , let me know. Be glad to help!
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Old 06-26-2022, 02:16 PM   #1416
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Short video I made today.

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Old 06-26-2022, 02:32 PM   #1417
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Lookin good! Try some old hose or canvas if your looking for hinges. Works on coolers i bet it would work for the cages.
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:51 PM   #1418
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Look-n good! Make the latches strong on that quail box. I'd think the coons, and maybe a skunk, might figure out how to open that swivel latch.
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Old 06-26-2022, 05:57 PM   #1419
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Coming along. Got lucky and found some more scrap deck boards for legs and braces. Got some thick white coroplast for roof. Running out of daylight and still have to fire up the grill. Been a good day

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Old 06-26-2022, 07:16 PM   #1420
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Got the roof cut. Just need to secure it and then move the cage in place.

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Old 06-28-2022, 12:45 PM   #1421
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First hogs of the year just showed up. Thought I was gonna be hog free for once!

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Old 06-28-2022, 12:52 PM   #1422
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Looking great!!! Keep the updates coming!
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:59 PM   #1423
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Thanks! Got a daycare in operation at both feeders!








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Old 06-29-2022, 08:15 AM   #1424
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Old 06-29-2022, 01:31 PM   #1425
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Mary pulled our first Honey frame today. Bees are doing great. Legit beekeeper come and bartered for some rabbits today and he pulled the frames and looked at them. I think we're going to split our hive.

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Old 06-29-2022, 05:08 PM   #1426
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You got that place in full production mode! Labor of love no doubt
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Old 07-01-2022, 07:41 AM   #1427
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Cool to see the bees thriving so well. Lots of good health benefits by having your own local raw honey. I used to have terrible allergies in the spring and summer but haven't had any issues with them since using our own honey. I sure don't miss the itchy eyes and runny nose that's for sure.

You got a lot going on out there Bobby. You and Mary are on your way to being self sufficient brother. Very nice!
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Old 07-01-2022, 07:54 AM   #1428
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Mary pulled our first Honey frame today. Bees are doing great. Legit beekeeper come and bartered for some rabbits today and he pulled the frames and looked at them. I think we're going to split our hive.

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My wife just bought a beekeeper starter kit. May be hitting you up for some advice!
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Old 07-02-2022, 03:18 PM   #1429
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Living the dream, congrats Bobby I really enjoyed this thread.
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Old 07-02-2022, 10:27 PM   #1430
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Thanks guys. Moving baby quail into grow out cage tomorrow.

Today was busy! New battery on the Kubota, cleaned air filter and radiator as well.

Changed oil on the Kawasaki mule. Made a half-arse video:

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Cleaned quail and rabbit water systems (buckets, tubing, drinking nipples).

2 pitchers of rum rummers while I tried to catch a mole in a trap.

Grilled some good brats and hot dogs.

Hoping to get some fall garden tilling done tomorrow.
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Old 07-03-2022, 12:08 PM   #1431
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Having some bobcat issues around our rabbit cages. Going to see what I can do with this new tomahawk live trap.
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Old 07-03-2022, 12:17 PM   #1432
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Moved the recently hatched quail out of the brooder and into their new place today.

Mary found a nice bug screen at the auto parts store that goes over the front of your truck. Using that on top of the wire to protect their feet until they get a little older.
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Old 07-03-2022, 12:27 PM   #1433
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Old 07-03-2022, 03:14 PM   #1434
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If you cage up a live rabbit, and place it at the back of the cage, And make it so the bobcat can only get to the rabbit by going into the trap, you might get it. Brush up the sides and back so the cat can't get to it from that direction. Only way to get close to the rabbit is through the trap. There are some live traps out there where the live bait cage is inside the trap. And a coyote or bobcat can't get to it, or harm it.


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Old 07-06-2022, 08:35 PM   #1435
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Busy day today! Used a chain drag over several acres to pick up roots, sticks, weeds, etc. It did a nice job. But it's an ***** kicker trying to flip it over and clean it out when it gets full.

Got a 3rd feeder set up in view of the cabins. Had to do some wiring on the battery and solar panel. 6 bags of corn, an old Browning camera, and back in bidness.

Mary decided to get us some honey today. She pulled two frames and got us several bottles of deeeeelicious spring honey. Bees were set out in March so we are very happy to be getting honey already.

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Old 07-07-2022, 10:39 AM   #1436
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Always an adventure. Lost five baby quail this morning two in the belly and three dead in the cage.
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Old 07-07-2022, 11:48 AM   #1437
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Is that your new pen? How did it get in?
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Old 07-07-2022, 05:45 PM   #1438
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At $200 per bottle for the honey, how much for two teaspoons? I wanna taste test it before order-n.


Sorry snake. Wish he would have minded his own bidness.
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Old 07-07-2022, 06:07 PM   #1439
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Is that your new pen? How did it get in?
I had 1" x 1 1/2" wire on the sides. Snake got in about half way then started killing birds. He was stuck. I covered everything with 1/2" wire today.
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At $200 per bottle for the honey, how much for two teaspoons? I wanna taste test it before order-n.


Sorry snake. Wish he would have minded his own bidness.
Come visit one day. You can take home quail, rabbit, honey.
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Are those quail and rabbit free ranging? Or is that a caged hunt?


Might have to stop in sometime, if I can ever get down that way. Or away from this house . And quit being a shut-in on the weekends. Had to put my pup down week ago . She was 14.5 yoa. That's the last dog I'm gonna own. I've had briddogs/gundogs for 37 years now. Time for a new direction. Not having pets is going to open me up for more travel, camping, and hunting/fishing time.
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Old 07-07-2022, 08:30 PM   #1442
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I had 1" x 1 1/2" wire on the sides. Snake got in about half way then started killing birds. He was stuck. I covered everything with 1/2" wire today.
1/2" hardware cloth is the only way to go! Dang snakes get into everything.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:36 PM   #1443
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Bordering on heat stroke today. But getting close to finishing the 16' deck.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:39 PM   #1444
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And of course nothing can be easy. The boards are warped in different ways so I'm having to use ratchet straps to try to get them close.
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Old 07-16-2022, 09:07 PM   #1445
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Looking good. You got care out working in this heat.
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Old 07-17-2022, 03:13 PM   #1446
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That's a nice deck

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Old 07-17-2022, 04:19 PM   #1447
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Old 07-17-2022, 04:35 PM   #1448
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Heck it is a Chew thread. Why not some old stale comedy right?

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Ha. I've been wearing out the big deck jokes today.

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Old 07-17-2022, 04:36 PM   #1449
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Finished. Mary has the redneck pool filling up.

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Old 07-17-2022, 04:38 PM   #1450
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Up and comers that will never be seen again after 3 years old.

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