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#423160 - 09/06/15 10:30 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Nice Catch!
What did she try to swallow?
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#423161 - 09/06/15 10:44 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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A baby crappie lure.......

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#423198 - 09/07/15 03:12 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Originally Posted By: Tbar
Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
O.k. for the ignorant among us what is a "cattle guard" and how does it work? I have a guess but...

Awesome pics. Thanks for sharing! Interesting that the fencing is done differently than up here. At least the way my dad and I have done it. Here the fencing comes in rolls and we stretch it as he put it up.

And we use limestone and crushed limestone for our lanes up here. I guess it's depends on what is available.


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Regarding the fencing material cattle panels are not normally used for this application, the roll material is. In my case I chose the panels because they are much heavier gauge wire and I was putting t-posts every 8'. Also I didn't want to cut my trees back to the recommended 50' either side of the fence(I like my trees) so if a limb falls and damages the fence its easy to replace a panel.


Here is why I like using the cattle panels. When the guy shredding next to the fence line accidentally backs into it only one panel gets damaged instead of pulling and stretching a whole roll of field fence or multiple strands of barb wire. The tie wires broke loose between the panels preventing further damage. Simple easy fix to R & R it.

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#423207 - 09/07/15 06:42 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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speaking of cattle guards...Tbar my two went in this past week



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#423215 - 09/07/15 07:45 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Wow......Looks Great!!!

Property looks great too!!!
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#423219 - 09/07/15 08:05 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Isn't using those panels to construct an entire fence line rather expensive? I know....it depends on how long the fence is.

When our fence gets damaged we don't buy an entire roll, we splice in a repair. I was doing it myself by the time I was 12 years old. I do think panels make great temporary enclosures, though.
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#423221 - 09/07/15 08:23 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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I use expensive materials because I can. They are heavier gauge, last longer and are easier to repair......I'm sure that's not "fair" in overbearing/over regulating/everyone must be equal land. I probably should have gotten an EPA permit to construct it..... confused
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#423222 - 09/07/15 08:36 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Tbar...I'm going to add a few more of the "crossbars" so an ATV or a tipsy driver can stay on track.
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#423224 - 09/07/15 08:44 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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My apologies Tbar. I forgot to utilize my Texas filter while viewing your post. I'll move along.
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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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#423227 - 09/07/15 08:58 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Zep]
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Originally Posted By: Zep
Tbar...I'm going to add a few more of the "crossbars" so an ATV or a tipsy driver can stay on track.


I really like the sucker rods.....makes vehicle transition across the guards smooth and seamless.

They look just like mine. Did you get them at Tommy Williams?
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#423230 - 09/07/15 09:06 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Originally Posted By: Tbar
Did you get them at Tommy Williams?


Cattle guards came from Hootens in Emory, Tx.
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#423922 - 09/14/15 10:48 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Sampling the pond inhabitants. smile

We ate the small ones and put the ones we filleted in the freezer. We did eat the 9.4# CC that I caught.

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#423925 - 09/14/15 11:05 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Looking yummy! Do they taste any different with the skins on still?
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#423926 - 09/14/15 11:16 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Snakebite]
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They taste just fine with the skins on... Eat them like a ear of corn leaving just the rib and backbone

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#423930 - 09/15/15 07:19 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Growing up that's how we always ate our bluegills. Then I discovered fileting and I've never looked back.
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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.

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#423931 - 09/15/15 07:27 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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I prefer the brim and crappie to be cleaned and cooked with the skin on. And dusted pretty heavy with Tony Chachere's original creole (cajan) seasoning added to the stone ground corn meal. Looks good Tbar smile

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#423936 - 09/15/15 09:26 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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The first farm I visited this morning had three of these on the drive. As a boy, these were the most common cattle guards in use. Steel units were homemade, and precast concrete units were purchased.

I remember there being a few different styles, some more complex than others. Probably a coffee table book in there, somewhere.

No longer needed, filled in with stone.

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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.

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#423971 - 09/15/15 08:34 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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My buddy cleaning one of the pond inhabitants.



Orphaned calf that is being bottle feed.



Setting a new deer blind.

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#423978 - 09/15/15 09:32 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Tbar....how much did mr whiskers weigh?
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#423986 - 09/15/15 10:01 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Zep]
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Originally Posted By: Zep
Tbar....how much did mr whiskers weigh?


9.4 pounds. I am lucky to have an experienced friend from Louisiana that knew how to selectively cut up, marinate and cook him so he wasn't tough and strong tasting. He was cut into ~ 1-1/2" x 3"pieces so the meat would cook faster. Made for nice finger food.
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#425211 - 09/29/15 06:38 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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My internet order of Wobble Heads came in yesterday.

wobbleheadlures.com



Today I went out to the farm to supervise some fence brush clearing work. After the guys left I put on one of the new Wobble Heads and went to the pond.

Middle of the day(2pm-3pm), 90 degrees, I was able to catch 8 LMB's. Had a blast!!!

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#425212 - 09/29/15 06:48 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Tbar congrats, but you're killing me. I'll have to order some of those wobblers PDQ.

Are those rubber bands on the weedless ones?
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#425213 - 09/29/15 06:50 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: FireIsHot]
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Originally Posted By: FireIsHot
Tbar congrats, but you're killing me. I'll have to order some of those wobblers PDQ.

Are those rubber bands on the weedless ones?



Yes.....seemed to work. First I have used them.
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#425261 - 09/30/15 07:01 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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it's funny that I went through my tackle box yr before last and threw away about 9 wobble heads. Had them for yr's, caught a few lmb on them but not so many I wanted to keep them in the tackle box. They were getting rusty.

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Thank The Good Lord the government in Washington DC gets little done.
Outlawing guns will make a lot of us down here in the South
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#427763 - 10/27/15 11:02 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Very productive couple of days.

Bought a new scope and got the rifle sighted at 200 yards.





Was going to try some different rounds this morning to get it dialed in tighter but....."Negative ghost rider the pattern is full".

$&@" cows.



Quit shooting and went fishing. Those wobble head lures(above) are supposed to be for summer time. I'm still killing the bass on them.

Picked up some .22 shorts(hard to find) at a gun show last week and spent an hour culling some turtles. Had fun but didn't put a dent in the population.

Had a tree fall across one of the trails back in the woods. Got it cut up and moved but it was a PIA as the canopy was hung up in other trees. I have cut wood all my life and I don't remember fighting one this much.....and before you ask no I didn't have my wedges....they were at the other property.







Finally this evening I loaded up a fuel tank and drove to town and got diesel. The pallet forks on the tractor have been invaluable. Made loading and unloading a breeze.


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