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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    That all looks good Mr Rex. Glad you got to plant something. Them mulching machines are the bees knees on privet.
     
  2. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Afternoon all -
    The funny part is that I have no idea as to what TnPuddleduck & Clayton are talking about for the most part. All I know is that you spray 2-4-D on grasses(and Sudan/sorghum is a grass) to kill or slow the growth on Cockleburs. And them Cockleburs are taking over. We never kill them, just control them a little bit anyways.
    We spray Gly-4 for the rest of it. A fella gave me his sprayer cause he couldn't control it and it was a good'un too. 55 gallon Ag Spray that works off the power-takeoff.
    Heck! its easy! 2 gear, and a way she goes! You can cover 5 acres in no time. It sprays out 35 to 40' a pass! I sprayed this morning about 3/4s of what I planted. Water got the rest. It was take a chance and kill the cockerburs and get the sun to it or let it be and gamble with the rain. I sprayed and we'll see what happens...
    If I killed it, or the water kills it, I'll just plant it again. Its got about a 45 to 60 day maturity, depending on how late you plant it.

    You are right about that mulching machine! Well worth 125.00 an hour and not having to use a chainsaw and a back. Then you got to stack and burn.

    Me & Maggs.........
     
  3. stevena198301

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    Did that include him operating it? If so, you got a deal. Folks are getting over $200/hour here. I want to rent one for about a week one spring.
     
  4. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Yes sir... 125.00 an hour & includes operator. This guy as two of them. After seeing him bounce & jerk around in that thing,
    I dont want any part of riding around 8 or 10 hrs in that thing. Besides, if you know what you are doing, you can clean up a bunch, if you dont, it would be slow, and if you get into any old wire - you got real problems.
    You got a bunch of money, heck buy one. Me, I had a little extra egg money for afford 8 hrs of clean-up and save my back.
    If it broke, thats on him and boy it can break if you dont know what you're doing!

    Me & Maggs............
     
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    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    @deac, best you pull yo hat down tight, find yo water wings and hang onto Oz.
     
  6. stevena198301

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    I been going the poor mans method of “spray as much as possible” for the last few years. I quit trying to cut it back, and just try to keep it under control, for now. When my aunt owned this place, she had a guy come in with one of those. He was the only game in town back then, and she ended up with a $3500 bill. He did make it look nice though. I swear, that stuff grows faster than one man can manually keep it cut it out.
     
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    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    Privet is much more vulnerable to spraying during the winter. Just don't spray when the ground is frozen.
     
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    Hey, how about some pics of the sorghum. :)
     
  9. rtjrex & MollyAnn

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    Hi Mr. Scott -
    Sadly, the rains got the Sudan/Sorghum. It was about 4 to 6" high, but heavy rains over the weekend covered it up by 2'.
    Thats just farming..... It happens. I knew there was a 50% chance I was wasting my time.
    Anyway, when it goes down, we might re-plant... But, me & Maggs got to play in the water over the weekend at least.
    I did see a couple 100 carp dead at the spillway at the joining leevee. It always happens and I got no idea why they die right there.

    Me & Maggs.......
     
  10. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Morning Gents -
    Last Sunday afternoon, my Missus & I(and Maggs) were taking a late afternoon run on the lake, just because. She was real quite and finally said, I really don't like this.
    I don't know what to do. If we had got a small houseboat like we had talked about, I would. DANG! What? Fellas, you just never know whats going on in a females head!
    49+ years with this lady, and I still don't know. Well, lets sell this one and look for a small houseboat. Simple as that I said. But, I aint giving it away. that's for sure!
    I gave like 23 or 24,000 new. I know I aint going to get near that cause I got it new... Well, I figured I would sell a package! Boat, Hydra hoist lift(gave 500.00 for that used), & slip(that was up for yearly renewal this week.) I put it in Craigslist for 20,000 firm.. Within two hours, I could have sold 5 of them! I thought if I got 2 couple of calls that would be something. I think the slip and the lift did it, but whatever..Im going to the bank today.
    Me & Maggs......
     
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