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Author Topic: cabin trip-(update)  (Read 1186 times)

Offline yari

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cabin trip-(update)
« on: May 28, 2016, 03:37:44 PM »
I snuck up on Thursday morning. I knew it would be wet, but needed to get the tree tubes on. I call this weekend BLACK FLY WEEKEND and normally try to avoid it. those little buggers are hungry. I donated a few pints.

I was able to get 35 tubes on. it was muddy. I also cut all the fields in 1st gear so I didn't tear it up too bad. I couldn't disc so I cut the annual fields to prevent weeds from seeding.

I was feeling pretty good about my tree planting skills. all the plums, cherries and dogwood survived. then I looked are the white spruce. they were terrible. i'll be lucky if 25% survived. I have no idea what went wrong. I heard they were hardy. they were the most important trees I needed for cover. i'll need to do some research

bears were all over again. they flattened a post and tree tube on an apple tree. I hope it survives. landmines all over

for those that never used tree tubes, I highly recommend them. I started using them 6 years ago. this year I have flowers on these apple trees. that is fast growth. hopefully they produce apples. I went w/ 6' tubes this time. the 5' tubes were getting chowed by deer

happy memorial weekend all
« Last Edit: June 18, 2016, 03:30:59 PM by yari »
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Re: cabin trip
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 04:25:10 AM »
Sounds like a productive trip...you have a great weekend also!
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Re: cabin trip
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 03:08:03 PM »
Glad your tree's are doing well.
Hate to work on wet ground, but sometimes you have to. It will probably dry up and we will be praying for rain later this year!! @--0--0121
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Re: cabin trip
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 09:38:10 AM »
Sounds like a great weekend. I need to start using tree tubes. I don't seem to have great luck planting trees and everything I read says the tubes greatly increase the survival rate.
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Re: cabin trip
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 05:44:11 AM »
your work is going to pay off well...fruit trees get destroyed here unless you fence them
we just had our first rain in three weeks...wasn,t even much of it

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Re: cabin trip
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 11:48:20 AM »
sounds like a productive trip. Glad to hear the tree tubes are working as well as they arI need to get some for my Pa trip I am planting some Deer pear trees.
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Re: cabin trip-(update)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 03:44:02 PM »
I went up this weekend to try to catch up. I had no idea I got over 6" of rain in 3 weeks. the weather station is 8 miles away and it only had 3". the rain usually evens out, so I'm guessing I won't get any for my plots this fall. anyway it was a mud hole

I sprayed 2 acres w/ my backpack sprayer because it was too wet. I managed to spray the other 3 acres w/ my tow behind sprayer. the weeds were out of control. I had to use pond water. the camp ground I normally get my water from is now closed. no idea when that happened

4 of my 35 tree tubes were attacked by bears. 1 pole was busted. they were salvageable.

I had a doe acting nervous while I cut around the cabin. I figured she had a fawn close. it was a white knuckle cutting. I found one of it's beds. after I moved to another area the doe came back. the fawn was just outside my cutting are and came on a run. nothing cuter. she was feeding immediately, tail wagging wildly. I didn't see anther deer all weekend

i'll head up in 2 weeks to see if the spray took. hopefully it dries out so I can get the wet areas sprayed. I'm so far behind it's crazy. this is my 4th trip and I'm just beginning and july is booked pretty tight.

good luck to all. mother nature is playing games this summer
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Re: cabin trip-(update)
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2016, 03:01:52 PM »
Keep after it Yari------ it all pays off in the end!! @--0--0101
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Re: cabin trip-(update)
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2016, 06:53:53 PM »
Hang in there Yari - it's been an odd year indeed.  I'm at the other end of the spectrum - almost no rain at all.  The native weeds are hanging in there quite well, but my plots are toast, will need to try again this fall & as you say hopefully the rains even out a bit.
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Re: cabin trip-(update)
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 07:25:15 PM »
I forgot to mention. I also picked up another 30 pounds of bear beacon and 20 pounds of tex mex sticks(great w/ bloody marys) we tested both today and Louis Meats did another fine job. gotta love it
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Re: cabin trip-(update)
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 11:55:09 AM »
Sounds like you did OK considering the conditions very productive. It will all be worth it this fall  ;D
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