Big pond or more ponds?

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  1. The Old Taz

    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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    For sure, and thanks, it makes perfect sense and isn't hard to do with the way my land is. We bought this place to get out of the city and with the hopes to shoot a few ducks from time to time. But thanks to hard work, this forum and the expertise from you guys, it has become much more than that. Every response I get is appreciated and becomes a learning point.

    So, thank you.
     
  2. The Old Taz

    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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    The main impoundment....
     
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    smashdn Elite Refuge Member

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    Fordson or Ferguson? TO or TE-20?
     
  5. The Old Taz

    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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    1948 Ford 8n....I love it. Started up today for snow plowing, -11 Celsius. Came with an all steel trailer with leaf springs, a blade, 2 furrow plow and a disk that runs off the 3 point. New tires front and back, always stored indoors...$2500. Just wish it was a 12 volt but I'm gonna have it switched over.
     
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    cootmeurer Elite Refuge Member

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    You said corn is not an option. Is that true even with CanaMaize? I thought that was short season enough to almost grow at the North Pole!
     
  7. The Old Taz

    The Old Taz Senior Refuge Member

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    Unfortunately my land is rented by a farmer. He is great with farming around my duck hunting and lending digging machinery but CanaMaize might be a tough sell. It is something I will research though and may plant (I just picked up a 2 row corn planter).

    The problem with corn is that by the time it matures we are froze out (at least most years). In fact I still have 20 acres still standing with over 25% moisture.

    Also, for some reason I never see a duck in my area after December 1st or so, not sure why. They are around but seem to fly 5 km to the west of me. Beans are good because they seem to mature early to mid November here and that's when the duck numbers in my area are pretty good. I see most ducks though in September and October.
     
  8. Swampfoot

    Swampfoot Senior Refuge Member

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    You've really done a good job with your place, impressive to see that you can make something out of a farm field with hard work.
     

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