Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The upper pasture (Mike calls it the WEST pasture) was planted on April Fools Day with Coastal Bermuda which should provide good hay in years to come for the livestock we'll have by then. It's planted with a 'sprigger' which plows a trough, drops in the sprig and then covers it. It rained the next day -- PRICELESS!!
The lower field (EAST field) is planted in some native grasses that include Switchgrass which can be useful as an alternative fuel. This field will likely be more for grazing at least in the beginning. Native grasses are planted from seed with a piece of equipment called a 'seed drill' (below). You can see the many 'tubes' where the seed is fed and dropped in numerous troughs made by small plow blades and covered.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
There was a fence post with barbed wire across in front of the then-standing mesquite trees:
The swath through the trees and brush:
Poor Honda ... bumps and bruises everywhere!!
Passenger side-view mirror and damage above driver's side windows
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
There was shooting, and fishing and sewing and barbecuing and getting together with friends...