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 Posted 6/13/2014 8:42:30 PM
 

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This year we are going to include corn and a large crop of smartweed in the impoundment I finished last year at the Swamp. 
Drawdown hasn't begun yet at the Haven but will begin in two weeks with jap millet again as the seed of choice. 
I emptied the Swamp impoundment early this year as I had an opportunity to till the bottom while prepping my deer food plots that I expanded down closer to the duck impoundment. 
This will be our largest smartweed offering to date   

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 Posted 7/9/2014 1:42:12 PM
 

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pdatany ued pictures? I'm addicted to your projects as I get ready to commence the permitting on ours
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 Posted 7/10/2014 12:42:51 PM
 

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Hey broker!

i'll get some posted up when the "goods" start getting "picture worthy" :)

I stopped by the Haven today but couldn't really get a good look with my iphone.

couple more weeks.

tell us about your project!!


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 Posted 7/17/2014 1:35:15 PM
 

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Well the first project is installing a clemson leveler to the beaver pond at the bottom of the property. Once that is done we'll be building an impoundment uphill from the ponds.

Still waiting for theings to dry out so the loggers can finish before I get in there and stump and grade. That of course is dependant on getting the new left side slave cylinder fixed on the dozer. I hate tracked machines, but I love them at the same time!
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 Posted 7/17/2014 7:17:09 PM
 

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sounds great.  post up pics on the progress.

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 Posted 8/7/2014 7:05:36 PM
 

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Well, how tall is your millet swamper?
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 Posted 8/9/2014 10:35:55 AM
 

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Not too bad. Won't be my best crop. But considering my health issues and not being able get the bottoms disced up this year, I think we will be ok. 

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 Posted 8/9/2014 2:16:31 PM
 

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I ordered some brown top millet for the outer ring of my project.  Can't seem to water it evenly enough so it's drier up top and it doesn't look like the jap millet likes dryness much.  Read that the brown is more dry tolerant.  We are getting some rain more often now though, so it might pan better than I was thinking.  Do you ever do any  yellow sedge?  I've read a few places where they seem to have good luck with it bringing in ducks.
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 Posted 8/10/2014 7:13:09 PM
 

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Sounds good. I hope this works out for you 

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 Posted 12/30/2014 12:17:47 PM
 

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I ordered some brown top millet for the outer ring of my project.  Can't seem to water it evenly enough so it's drier up top and it doesn't look like the jap millet likes dryness much.  Read that the brown is more dry tolerant.  We are getting some rain more often now though, so it might pan better than I was thinking.  Do you ever do any  yellow sedge?  I've read a few places where they seem to have good luck with it bringing in ducks.


We do a 50/50 mix of browntop and jap millet.  This guarantees a good millet crop regardless of rain.
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