Late April, and here below is the remnant of 20 tons of lime delivered to the farm three years ago. This pile will go on two new food plots, to bring ph up to 7, so that clover will grow fast, and strong.
This spreader takes a 1000 pound load, so at two tons to the acre it is a lot of work for this ATV...
One of our deer mineral licks about a mile from camp is just above this spring you see below. There is a game trail beaten right to the water as this is a year 'round source. To the left you can see a hemlock that was thrashed and beaten by antlers on the bottom, and fed on during the winter on top.
The bottom of the spring is about five feet deep and I had to zoom in to get this dead frog to show. No idea what caused his demise, but warm weather will assist him in tainting THIS water!
Here is last year's turnip plot that was so useless. I tilled it over twice, limed it, and seeded to clover. We just got a bunch of rain, so the next warm spell will see this plot turning green ( and brown with deer).
We don't just have chickens. We have chickens that come to a call, that prefer the front step to the barn yard, and that fraternize with our 20 pound cat!
Plenty of apple blossoms this season. I just hope it gets warm enough for the bees to be out and pollenizing them before they go by...
Below is the apple tree in the Far Field. This is the tree I get all the apple eating pictures on in the fall. Looks good so far!
How I missed this scarred up spruce tree I do not know. This tree is within 120 yards, and in sight from deer camp porch. Since it is about ten inches in diameter, the buck that hit this tree in the fall was big. Very big. I never saw this til I was trimming the other day...
Below is a view from the Tall stand...I have freed up these two huge white oaks and the camera shot is taken from twenty feet up in a stand. The next picture is a clear lane I just opened up from the same stand to
the Far Field
Just a few of the things going on here. Next week I will spray a 1/2 acre in the Far Field and then till and renew a planting of clover. Also will pull camera cards and see if the bears that have been terrorizing the neighborhood happen to show! Stay tuned!