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Out this morning picking up the last little bits from garbage mountain. Hoping now that sun is hitting the ground that the spot heals in prairie grasses, the next few seasons. This spring there will be animals on it so who knows.

See the party spot on the left hand corner? There a good two cords of firewood there to cut and split and a fire pit to dismantle. That's the next spot to clean up list. I'm thankful they never lit a fire there or it would have killed that white oak.
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My BIL's family are fanatics. His late father had 5 AC's. The whole group had like 15 (3 sons). They would go to shows during the summer.
 

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My BIL's family are fanatics. His late father had 5 AC's. The whole group had like 15 (3 sons). They would go to shows during the summer.

Mine got delivered here on a lowboy semi, weight is a little north of 7500 lbs. It would be hard to take it anywhere. I would need to get a new rig first.
 
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I never thought I would be bush hogging Dec 10th, but it was nice weather today, almost hit 70 degrees. So why not hitch up the hog and bush hog the old hog lot?

There was hardly enough room to turn the tractor around in this little acre and half. With the feeder pond for the bigger pond. I honestly thought this needed area needed a bull dozer. But it bush hogged pretty nice. It's amazing how different it looks after you get everything knocked down. Much to my surprise, I munched up some pretty big hardwood saplings in there and only busted one shear pin :)

Next I'm going to cut what I can out of the brush pile for firewood and burn the rest, in some 55 gallon burn barrels. Then pull up the fence rows, salvage what posts I can. Then plant fruit trees for a little orchard. This little area need lime bad though, real bad. I may go to FS and get a 4 ton wagon full and spread it with my tractor. Usually 2 ton a acre is about right for around here but a little extra won't hurt nothing.
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You will be wasting money to put that much down at once. The ground will not be able to "absorb" all that and some will just get "washed out". Seriously, do the 2 ton and then in a year do another 2 ton. You will see much better results. You cannot do all the amendments all at once.... Unless it doesn't figure out to cost more to do the 4 in bulk than it costs to do 2 ton.... I'd put the bulk on it then do some light on the other ground. It takes a good 6 months to see the first benefit from any lime spread...... it has to get broken down in the soil in order to raise the ph.
 

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You will be wasting money to put that much down at once. The ground will not be able to "absorb" all that and some will just get "washed out". Seriously, do the 2 ton and then in a year do another 2 ton. You will see much better results. You cannot do all the amendments all at once.... Unless it doesn't figure out to cost more to do the 4 in bulk than it costs to do 2 ton.... I'd put the bulk on it then do some light on the other ground. It takes a good 6 months to see the first benefit from any lime spread...... it has to get broken down in the soil in order to raise the ph.

I'm not at all conserned with over liming this little acre and a half. It has a smaller pond on it that feeds the big pond so any runoff will eventually make it's way into the pond, via the feeder pond anyways.
 

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