Ok. That time of the year again. What plans do you have for the new year. My list isn't that big this year for a change. LOL.
1. Kill and replant food plot that I have on a gasline. Going to plant clover on it. The deer ate it into the ground pretty hard last winter and the weeds overtook it this year.
2. Plant my annual plot that I do every year. Not sure what I will plant, but will probably just do something simple like oats or winter wheat.
3. Other than that just some mowing and maintenance.
1. Will probably spot frost seed my 2 clover plots in the woods. They are pretty good, but have a few spots where the clover is light. Will probably respray the imox on them as well.
2. Going to spray the sides of my trails to kill the briars to keep them from overgrowing. I did this 2 years ago and it worked great. I think I used crossroads or something like that. I want to do it again to keep the stuff killed back.
3. The neighbor isn't putting the hay up on my field that was there when I bought the place. It is only about a half-acre (picture below) and he only gets about 1 bale off of it. LOL. So since he doesn't want to mow it, I am now going to plant it. Downside is it is a bit steep and I don't want mud to wash into my driveway. My plan is to frost-seed it and then spray with imox in May-June time period. I will probably throw some more seed on it when I do this. This way I won't have an erosion problem. This plot won't be for hunting, but just wanted to give the deer some more to eat at night. The neighbor across the road said he got more deer pictures this year across from me than he ever has. Said my two plots in the woods was pulling the deer in.
4. Just some maintenance and mowing.
, on Flickr
All in all it really won't be that much work compared to what I did the last few years.
I did get a head start though as I got soil samples from the Ohio plot when I was there over the weekend, and got the one clover plot today in PA. Will probably send them in later this week. I would like to put some lime down if needed this winter.