- Apr 19, 2007
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- Gulf Coast of South Texas
Does that soil pack in where aeration helps, like in hay fields, or is it prety loose naturally?
Relatively high clay content below 4" so it packs...is especially hard during dry timesDoes that soil pack in where aeration helps, like in hay fields, or is it prety loose naturally?
Dad was a good, decent, honest, hard-working, God-fearing man and led a full life. Mom & I are doing well - we are nothing if not brutally pragmatic - ha! I've been working for Texas State Parks for around 18-19 years - most as a state park superintendent. The missus is a country girl just not a "used to being around cattle" kind of girl. Whereas, I grew up around cows. My grandfather bought the place in 1958 and it has been in the family ever since. Maybe some pics whenever I figure out the whole "i-phone" thing. Tech just ain't my thing. Give me a tractor, a chainsaw, and some fencing tools/supplies any day and I'll be just as happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. Here is an aerial shot - our place is the big #1 in the middle of the image.
You’ll need to zoom in for a better look but this is the team
Yes. sir...lots of rye grass. I never bail it because it takes so long to dry and at this time of year here, you never know when it might rain. Just as sure as I cut it, it will rain before it has dried out enough to bail. Letting them eat it down some now to make room for the bermuda grass later this spring. The bermuda usually starts doing its thing when the night time lows are 60+...we're not quite there yet. However, the pecan trees are leafing out and they are usually the last to do so. The rye is going to seed...I'll probably close them off from this patch within the week.You definitely have grass.
been there quite a few times with the fam.I'm in or around Nac a few times a year, I'll let you know next time I'm out that way and see if you want to grab a bite over at Dolli's.
They were going to open it back up Memorial Day 2021...their facebook page hasn't shown anything more recent than then. I hardly get out that way so I don't know if the re-opening lasted or not.I dunno about eating it, but I breathed in lots of that red dirt dust up north of Lufkin one year. The old drive-in movie was named Redlands.. I thought it's fallen down by now but heard last year someone had opened it back up?.
yup...#12 has made an entranceLooking out this morning before leaving for work, I could swear I saw calf #12 running around out there...couldn't be more than 2 days old. One more cow looks like she may be a possibility for dropping a calf...or she might just be fat...most of them are. As it is right now, the dirty dozen is what we have to work with this year...10 females, 1 male, and whatever this latest arrival is...haven't gotten a close enough look at this point.
Probably had more knowledge than any 10 of us put together...and never learned to read. Funny story: He came to my father's graveside service on his 4-wheeler with a big of feed strapped across it with a bungee cord...Dad would have been pleased.Woah, 103 is impressive and definitely a life well lived.
In the area of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee...Smoky MountainsWhere are you headed?
Oh nice, it's great up there right now.In the area of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee...Smoky Mountains
always liked travelling to that part of the country (N. Arkansas, Tennesse, etc. - anywhere with forested mountains...over course, the ones out west are also cool, Rockies, etc.)Oh nice, it's great up there right now.