Some nice surprises at our new homestead property:

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Oblio13, May 24, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought 52 acres of woods near here a couple months ago. Southern exposure, with 1,100 feet of frontage on a beautiful pond.

    Today I walked it with a forester we hired to manage a timber harvest.

    We found some very nice white oaks (this is the northern limit of their range) that'll draw deer and turkeys like a magnet this fall (white oak acorns taste much better than the predominant red oak acorns).

    There is a grove of sugar maples in a spot that will be perfect for a sap line that runs down to the pond. What better place to boil sap than by the shore with a beautiful view?

    We have one lonely elm tree that somehow escaped Dutch elm disease.

    We found two beech trees that had been recently climbed by a bear, and several with old marks.

    Last but not least, a selective harvest of red oaks, red maples and white pines, which will improve the land for both wildlife habitat and future timber harvests as well as open up the views, should net us between 10 and 14 thousand.

    Life is good. [​IMG]
     
  2. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds Like a beautiful place. Congrats!!
     
  3. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you've been blessed! (Just a little envious) [​IMG]
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Sounds lik you need to post some pics. [​IMG]


    Congrats on your new purchase, sounds beautiful.
     
  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Sound wonderful. I'm a little envious even though I have my own 100 acres to manage.
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's awesome Oblio!
     

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