Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Matt, nephew-in-law, got a nice 11 pointer last weekend with his bow.  He is off to a good start.  Everyone else is behind.

Friday, October 22, 2010

This week started early and has been busy.  Monday started at 4:00am getting tax info together about taxes and was at tax office when it opened, but before going I was able to sit and watch the sun rise over Randolph County with the steam coming up off of Lake Wedowee.  I needed that!!!  Left the tax office and drove to Valdosta, GA for the Southeastern Farmer of the Year Banquet.  Spent the night and started early Tuesday morning for Moultrie, GA for the Ag Expo and the Southeastern Farmer of the Year Luncheon and Awards Program.  We saw many toys that I would like to have,... maybe someday.  From here we traveled to Montgomery, AL and spent the night.  The next day I met at the ALFA Office with other Farm leaders to set the policy for the Alabama Farmers Federation for the next year.  Thank goodness Wednesday night we were at home!  Abby and Mattie came Thursday and stayed til Friday afternoon.  Mattie got her first tour of the Bowden Grove property, she loved it!  We rode in the jeep with the top off and she was so happy.  I don't think I have ever noticed a little one loving the forest as much as she does.  She fell asleep before we left.  GOD is good!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quail Plantation

Yesterday Felicia and I visited a newly designed quail plantation in Coosa County.  It was something to see!  It is being managed for family and friends on 1700 acres.  The trees are on a basal area of 45 or less, and stumps have been or are now being removed.  Features included a dogtrot house moved on the property for a place to have lunch while hunting, a railroad car 85' long across a creek for a bridge and a restored log cabin (family connections) for an extra place to stay.  They have box traps with radio sensors to let you know when a trap has been tripped so you don't have to check them all, only the ones with predators.  After touring the plantation we were invited to visit their home.

The house(s) where they live needs to be featured in Southern Living Magazine.  They have three houses that all blend together in the trees on a small lake with features like the pool, firepit area, automatic fish feeder and a raised garden area.  They have been married over 59 years!  They have three sons, one played for the Dallas Cowboys.  The sons live in Dallas now where one is a builder, one a landscape architect, and one an artist.

The visitors yesterday were all connected to the Alabama Farmers Federation. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We are trying out this Blog thing about happenings on Dewberry Lands and other going ons with the Dewberry Family.  Hope you enjoy!!!