Sunday, March 18, 2012

Yesterday Was A Good Saturday!

This was the first day I was able to hunt and by 7:00am I was walking back to the truck with a turkey on my back.  There were two gobblers and they literally ran to my calling.  I must say my confidence level at calling is at 100% right now, that may change tomorrow, we will see.  Abby and I are going in the morning to see if she can get her a turkey.
After hunting, Dad and I got started working on our summer food plots.  This field will be planted in Roundup Ready Corn.  We also prepared another field and tomorrow after hunting I plan on finishing up our plowing so maybe we can get our corn planted this week.  We will wait until later to plant our other summer crops.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Prescribe Burn

Got it done today all 130 acres.  When Nick with AFC called this morning and said we are going to try it, I was not too sure because the wind was blowing 25 mph but it was out of the northwest and that was the wind we had been waiting for to control the smoke.

We got a near perfect burn.  The under brush will be killed back and by next week the turkey and deer will be roaming through this area.  They love a new burn.  More food and less worry from predators. 

This property is well on its way to being a beautiful forest. 

Thanks Nick and Josh for a job well done!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Is It Spring?

These gobblers are ready for spring to get started!
It was a beautiful morning on Dewberry Lands, wouldn't you agree?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Visitors Today

Today we had visitors to our property.  They were working on a story for the Clay County Life Magazine about forestry in our county.  They made several pictures of different places on our Treasure Forest/Tree Farm.  I made a few pictures while we were out and added some below.

A new forest fifteen years from now.  These seedlings came from the cone laying in the old stump.

This tree is the parent of these seedlings.

I had to make this picture of this den tree.  Notice all of the acorn hulls and pieces falling out of the tree.  I know this is one fat squirrel or chipmunk. 

While writing this we are listening to James Spann talk about how every one in Alabama should be required to go and visit Cheaha.  He keeps talking about how beautiful it is up there.  I am glad we live at the foot of the mountain!