Doves and Ducks, better late than never
As usual, I am running behind schedule at the duck pond. Sunday morning I rolled out to the pond to put in a small plot for the doves and ducks, trying to make it a multiple species hunting spot.
With the use of the push mower, Dad's garden tiller, field rake, backpack sprayer, and a broadcast spreader, I planted some sunflowers, sorghum, oats, and barley. Hopefully something in the mix pans out for us. It's not a very big plot...but with the tools available, that's what I was able to do.
I also broadcast some millet seed on the mud flats and wet areas around the pond edge. I let the water down another 4" Sunday morning so I can hopefully seed some more millet tonight when I take the little man fishing (with more mud exposed). The button bush plants are doing well around the pond and around the blind.
The near end of the plot in the pictures is pretty wet - I put mostly barley/oats and millet there. The millet should be fine, and it will be a test for the barley/oats. We had lots of sun and wind Sunday during the day, so it should dry out pretty well. Not sure what it will be like after another rain.