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#386177 - 08/28/14 06:18 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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We have four draws leading into the lake and in the past we dug out two of them such that one can take a kayak or boat up them. Visitors really enjoy exploring them. They were getting silted in and were a bit on the narrow side. So this week we dug them to a five foot depth and doubled their width. In the spring after the muck has had a chance to dry a bit we will spread out the dirt piles with a loader. This fall we plan to plant some trees, grass, and wild flowers at the shoreline. We only did the digging on one side of each so the other shore of each had the wild growth that mother nature provided.








Edited by Lyle Krehbiel (08/29/14 10:00 AM)

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#386286 - 08/29/14 10:52 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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I want one of those excavators. I could do so much damage and have so much fun doing it.
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#386303 - 08/30/14 12:26 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Always enjoy your updates...
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#388614 - 09/30/14 06:51 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Loc: Texas
Lyle,
I'm fairly new to this forum and it has been very helpful to me so far. I bought 71 acres in east Texas about a year ago and we are thrilled to have it. We have a pond that is about 1.5-2 acres and having a great time with it.

It took me two sessions over two days to read this entire thread. I am truly touched by the entire thread and your commitment to your family. God has certainly blessed you.

Thanks for the updates. It is great to see the changes in your property and the changes in your family.

Take care,
Lynn

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#388752 - 10/02/14 04:26 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Thank you Lynn and welcome to Pond Boss. Good luck with your new land and pond, I'm sure it will bring you many good times. It has been a pleasure for Scott and I to share some of our good times at our farm/lake/cabin with others.

Grandson Jack and I were planting trees here yesterday and ended up getting soaking wet in a rainstorm. After the rain stopped we had this great rainbow.

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#390104 - 10/19/14 02:36 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
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Grandson Jack and I planted 40 hybrid willows recently. I want to have some quick growth along the waterways and also planted some in a spot to block seeing any other civilization. Trouble is, the deer are eating the leaves. Too many trees to try to protect. We will see how they do in the spring.




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#393425 - 11/27/14 06:17 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
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The Krehbiel Family Reunion was on Memorial day this year like always. I'm a bit slow in posting some photos from that fun weekend but here are some now.









Every year we have a double elimination Cornhole Tournment and here is the 2014 winning team.







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#393429 - 11/27/14 08:38 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Looks like good times Lyle. I like the frog girl.
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#408381 - 04/18/15 02:15 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Working on a few projects this spring. We have mowed a number of trails around the 80 acres. We enjoy riding the trails in our Kawasaki Mule and especially enjoy taking guests on Mule rides.

Yesterday we added a creek crossing a few hundred yards below the dam so that we could have a "creek trail".

A few thorny locust trees needed to be removed.


The other part was making a low water crossing. For a good bit of the year there will be a small stream flowing.

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#408386 - 04/18/15 03:10 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
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Pretty cool!

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#408411 - 04/18/15 07:59 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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I always enjoy your posts Lyle !!
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#408417 - 04/18/15 09:53 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Lyle Krehbiel]
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Very cool.

Making a 4 wheeler trail through the timber portion of our property has been on my "to do" list since last year. Maybe will get it done this summer. Wife and I also enjoy riding around the ponds and property like you. Have made several low water crossings also.
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#408442 - 04/19/15 07:09 AM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Loc: Texas
Lyle you guys have had fun from the first day you got on the property. Keep up the good work.

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#408476 - 04/19/15 12:53 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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I appreciate all your comments. Using the property, making improvements, enjoying family, having guests, and sharing with the Pond Boss community - it's all been fun!

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#408478 - 04/19/15 01:24 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Went thru this whole thread!! Pretty awesome!!
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#409104 - 04/24/15 05:16 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Loc: Kansas
Houston we have a problem!!!!

Looking out the window first thing yesterday morning I saw this. Not good, this was one of two Cottonwood trees on Swim Island and we were planning on a rope swing off a branch of this tree when it got large enough. The lake is 9 years old and this was the first sign of a beaver that we noticed.



So I got on the internet to see how to protect trees from beaver and found this solution. I put the protection on all our Cottonwood trees (5) and all our Hackberry trees (7). Tomorrow I will do all the Maple trees around 6.

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#409357 - 04/27/15 08:20 AM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Lyle They say where there is one there will be two.

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#409761 - 04/30/15 03:03 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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KILL THE LITTLE SOB's!!!! I hate beavers. I took care of my problem at my house pond about 3 weeks ago and yes there were 2 of them it turned out. A few years back you guys may remember this post. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=210498&page=1

I lost all love for the furry little varmint after this happened. 1200$$$ worth I hope they tasted good.


Edited by rockytopper (04/30/15 03:05 PM)
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#409767 - 04/30/15 03:32 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: rockytopper]
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Registered: 08/08/14
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Loc: Oakwood,Texas
I noticed last time up there were cut sweetgumbranches they had stripped of bark.... Looks like a beaver to me.... CR..! Just what I need! I don't like sweetgum at all but they won't stop there

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#409795 - 04/30/15 06:52 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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We used to have some in the creek. Then, I assume, the coyotes got them.
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#410408 - 05/06/15 11:51 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
DavidV Offline
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Beavers will ruin you trees and dam. Had a few when I initially bought my property and got rid of them by trapping and shooting them (4 total). Two years later they showed up again. My wife took care of them one night with an FN SCAR 17.


Edited by DavidV (05/06/15 11:52 PM)
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#410432 - 05/07/15 10:44 AM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Mike Otto Offline
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Registered: 11/17/03
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Loc: Texas
Beavers Will almost always return. They know a good deal when they see one, keep the traps handy and the gun loaded.

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#423286 - 09/08/15 11:49 AM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Kansas
Yes, we think we got one and now I'm getting serious about the second one.

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#423291 - 09/08/15 12:25 PM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
Lyle Krehbiel Offline
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Loc: Kansas
Family Reunion 2015

I'm sorry that the summer is sorta over - I love the summertime, my favorite season.

We kicked off our summer here with our Ninth Annual Krehbiel Family reunion over Memorial day weekend. It was cooler and wetter than we would have prefered but we had a great time anyway.

We have sorta fallen in to some traditions, really good food for one. On Friday evening our meal is centered on delicious hamburgers provided by my sister and brother-in-law from their ranching operation(all cuts of meat go into their burger). On Saturday evening we have BBQ out of our big smoker with Chefs Scott and Shawn(ribs, pork shoulder, venison, chicken) and I make 3 gallons of ice cream. On Sunday evening I do a "Low Country Boil" (shrimp, sausage, crab legs, corn, potatoes). And everyone brings lots and lots of all kinds of goodies.

And on Saturday afternoons we have a very competitive doubles with double elemination Corn Hole tournment.

Here we are:


Jack turned 15 over the weekend. And he got the F150 stuck in the field.


Notice the tent on the island. Tom and Miles lived there.


The cooler weather did not keep the kids out of the water!


And the fishing was good.


Catching crawdads and other assorted creatures.

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#428049 - 10/31/15 09:34 AM Re: Family Farm [Re: Scott Krehbiel]
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Loc: northern New Mexico
fantastic, looks like so much fun
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