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  1. Sligh1

    Running field tile for better drainage, less erosion, production, etc.

    Here’s vid of tile job. It’s not that expensive, in relative terms & also based on how much increases production, rent, land value, etc. I had some wet spots that drained poorly & some areas washing. This will fix all that. A food plotter could do this with a skid steer & trencher or a...
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    Gravel road booze cruising....

    Some find this a lot of fun. Usually in the AM I find fresh beer cans on the road.... I’m rarely lucky enough to make finds like this though! The county was nice enough to use our tax dollars on a new bridge this last year. These folks wanted to go around it apparently. This had to be an...
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    Please read this & respond to FR thread ....

    I had a conservationist minded legislature reach out. Talking again on the Forest reserve issue. which folks- saves forest- the little 6% we have remaining, water quality, soil, keeps taxes bearable to some after a 20-30% increase 2 years ago, costs PEANUTS in big picture, etc. Wants me to...
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    The last few weeks projects & pics... updating....

    Big variety. Wish I snapped more. Ton of crp planted. Ton of tree spading done. All the willow cuttings put in. Apple & pear trees. tile plow getting some wet low yielding ground into shape. This is at least a start & give this ground couple years TLC & get producing excellent tree fort...
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    Happy Easter!!!

    Wishing all a Happy Easter!!! What a day in iowa!! Enjoy all & HE IS RISEN. Hope you all are enjoying a great day - hopefully outside some!!!
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    Diesel trucks with emissions junk- Delete window is dwindling!!! Go!!!

    Had 2 buddies in last month have their def filters go. Both were newer trucks & just out of warranty. About $5,000 & u know darn well, it’s just a matter of time before u do the $5,000 Again!!!! Another Gov owned vehicle in our town is at $18,000 in emmissions repairs since the Gov won’t...
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    SF 464- now SF 581 - additional updates & contact info.... please read & write in!!!

    New number with amendments Not one hunting group on the Deer Study Group, all deer haters. Now renamed to: SF581 Passed on a hybrid voice/rollcall. Not really sure how that is possible but the Senators voting no must have wanted their vote on record and the yes votes wanted to hide. Here...
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    Dbltree forum for newbies (or anyone)

    For new members or casual members... Who is/was Dbltree? A humble man, who in my view, was a genius with habitat. To this day, no contest, smartest person I’ve ever KNOWN of when it came to all things farms & habitat. He was a neighbor, mentor and friend. A humble wise Christian man that...
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    Dbltree discussion & podcast with his son Jesse...

    Really good! Jesse did a great job & some great discussion & history on the legend - Dbltree..... https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/habitat-podcast/id1362671817?i=1000511558234
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    Legislative update - current status- all bills

    Sent by IBA. Folks - they need to hear from hunters. & they are not. This NR outfitting tag deal- this is moving through & needs to be stopped. Only way is if they hear from u. Advancement for Crossbows, reducing forest reserve program- all this garbage is gonna go through if folks don’t...
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    NEW MEMBERS OR SIGN IN- HELP/TIP!

    FYI.... reminder- I cleaned up a few folks who were trying to sign in. Sometimes emails (to confirm it’s u and not spammer) go to junk. Old members trying to reset a password- some folks have old emails in the system. Again- if any issues - u can email me and I’ll fix it in 2 seconds...
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    Posting pictures - basics... resizing, rotating, “how to”

    1) If pictures are from phone & they are rotated wrong when uploading - screen shot the picture & then post the screen shot. Fixes it! 2) As most know, click on bottom for attach files & u can resize on phone - Curtis had great post on this thread - please hit this link, covers resizing...
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    Land value chart over time for iowa...

    Interesting for the land or financial nerds. Not really an insane amount of growth compared to other investments. We are still in a high period even though down a bit. Can also look at timber value from 2003 on. I clicked on inflation adjusted to see more accurate values. Another...
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    Getting kids away from electronics... one day’s activity

    This was our day. The start of it. The tick-tock, YouTube & garbage gets pretty limited in our house. We been reinforcing this old tree fort at farm. Putting in new posts next week. Got a little camp fire area made and enough firewood when we finished to last 20 campfires solid. Love...
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    Regenerative agriculture & conservation videos...

    I’ll post these as I watch them. At least interesting - especially if u have interest in these topics. From a young age i would consider myself to be an “environmental nut”. I would classify myself now as a Conservative Conservationist if I was just throwing a term out there. Anything...
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    Building a E-Bike for hunting- low cost example...

    This is just a self filmed part 1. Just a quick example. I wanted to see if I could build one for low cost that was powerful enough to climb hills & stuff without peddling. I love having bike for long walks..... no sweating & fast access to spots. I don’t use em cause I’m lazy or out of...
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    Offer for right person manage IW's Social Media accounts, need right person...

    Looking for right person who "likes social media", "is good at it", "can consistently post good content"..... I love our site & I'm HORRIBLE with the social media stuff. We have a Facebook & Instagram account that's linked up (I believe if you post on one, it goes to the other). I know...
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    Helping deer over winter.....

    Got some choices.... 1) do something in reaction to lot of snow & ice. That’s what I’m doing here 2) prepare for bad winters with ample food & lots of natural browse - probably best approach 3) do nothing - “deer are built to survive”. & some merit to that. Though- they will see high stress...
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    Show on all habitat, conservation, building a farm - no deer hunts - any interest?

    Question & scenario for u guys... I don’t watch hardly any hunting shows anymore. A few of buddies that make em or on em & that’s about it. There is some good ones- no doubt. Some I don’t care for. All good either way- just not my major passion or what i watch as I get older. Few “folks”...
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    Owning a farm with limited cash flow, saving $ or Increasing income....

    For folks who maybe have smaller farms & on a tight budget or financially conscious..... Here's some side tips on some things to look at to increase cash flow or offset a lot of the conservation costs folks do put into the land.... I do get asked these questions a lot & got asked today so I...
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