OldFarmhouse Ranch Blog

Land and Wildlife Management

Burn breaks – Aug 31

Remowed 18′ burn break around the property perimeter. Also mowed 18′ burn break across width and length of property (dividing property into 4 quadrants).

Strip Mowing – Aug 26

Managed to get couple of acres mowed (east side of south/western quadrant) and around the stock tank which is now looking much better.

Wildlife photos, out and about – Aug

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Wildlife photos – butterfly area

Just north of old barns amongst cedar and live oak trees is a shaded area that holds water and is proving to be a popular hangout for butterflies.

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Trail Camera setup

Clean, added new batteries and installed trail camera on western side of stock tank for monitoring of animals.

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Supplemental Feeding – Aug 18

Cleaned out, checked sealing, filled in hole in base of feeder and added 150lbs milo seed for turkey.

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Watering trees/shrubs – Aug 17

Watered 2014 and 2013 planted trees and shrubs – lack of rain and freezing winter have been tough on young plants but so far all are doing well with no losses to report.

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Supplemental Water – Aug 17th

Filled up and cleaned out water feeders. IMG_0779.JPG

Cedar Removal – Aug 2014

Got to spend morning outside to cut down cedar trees. Trees cut down were between 6 inches and 7 feet in length. Managed to get a couple of hours in but the Texas sun got the better of me,

Built a habitat shelter from longer cedar trees and filled in with smaller trees.

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Water Supplementation – March 2014

Fixed leak in tank and serviced water pans/floats.

Gave white tank a thorough cleaning – required a soak in vinegar solution to remove all algae.

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