Well, we probably would have more time on the property but the pandemic threw us all for a loop. Things have started opening up though and a few of us used the opportunity to get there and accomplish a few needed projects.
The first one was rescuing/repairing Paul’s John Deere tractor. We got it unstuck and fixed up and mowing commenced. We also built a structure for our camp generator(s) and some camp clean up.
We drove most of our trails and roads and they were in better shape than expected although there are a couple of rough washouts to deal with. There is lots of sign of deer and of course, hogs. Freaking Hogs! I am not a fan. Hopefully we can reduce those numbers before this fall’s season.
I’ve started a photo album for this, our 8th hunt on the property which you can find here: 2020-21 CPHC Photo Album
It’s that time. Time to work on roads, trails, stands, feeders and camp.
It was just a few short years ago that these pines were seedlings. Amazing how fast they grow. This photo really brings it home since this road was wider and now the branches are grown together so much they’re scraping the sides of a pickup. That will have to change.
So the Pig Team will be on location this weekend into next week doing some work on all of it. It’s going to be hot but you can bet we’ll have a good time and enjoy the company while doing it.
Paul and I just had to get out on The Pig property to see what’s what. So with Joe, tagging along, we spent a couple nights last week.
The pines are growing but there are areas where they haven’t done well. Some of the roads are getting washouts in them so a bulldozer needs to get in there. Mainly we need the firelane around the property dozed soon! One thing that struck us us was a lack of doves. This was kind of eerie since we always see hundreds. With the exception of about 4 doves off in the distance we saw NONE. And we don’t have a clue why.
While we were on site we built a permanent table under our pole barn. It’s made tall so we don’t have to bend our aching backs to work on it. Shelves for it will be next. I’ve got several more stories to post as soon as I have time.
It’s food plot planting time on The Pig. Next weekend the Pig Team will be on location to till, fertilize and plant our plots! Yep, I’m going to have trouble concentrating on work this week.
Just thought I’d share my most recent purchase to use out on the property – a used Bad Boy Buggie. It may look kind of like a golf cart but it is not a golf cart. I’ve got two floor mounted gun racks in it along with the back facing seat that folds down into a solid table and more. It’s electric (code for quiet).
So, I’ll be putting it to good use on The Pig as Paul, Gary and I get together plant our fall crop. ‘Bout Time.