Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

Margali

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Starting this journal to document progress of our ranch from 12.9 acres of raw land to a productive business.

The name comes from family heraldry of Griffin with a wooded property. Ranch because we will focus on livestock and orchard.
YEAR ZERO
Year Zero Goals __________ Pasture Planning __________ LAND IS OURS!
Week 1___________Week 2__________Week 3
Goodbye Uncle Chuck
Week 5__________Week 6__________Week 8 __________ House Has Landed
Week 9__________Week 10__________Week 12 __________ 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Week 14: Move-In Day!__________Week 16: SHEEP!! __________ Happy Holidays!
Week 19: Electric Fence__________Week 21: Exploring the Acreage

YEAR 1
BABY SHEEP!!!__________Bruno Farm Dog

Remnants of Days Gone By__________Family Fun & More Critters__________Water Everywhere
Year 1 Goals __________ BlueStem Ewe __________ Bees, Please __________ New Tools
 
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And so it begins! As you document your progress and look back later to see where you started and where you have got to, it will bring immense satisfaction. Take lots of pictures, before, after and during. You and your husband are giving your children a precious gift-room to roam and play, animals to care for and build responsibility. Awesome.
 

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Year Zero Goals
- get utilities onsite ASAP
- get driveway culvert and RV parking slot set up ASAP
- get apiary online before New Years for ag valuation
- figure out where future house and shop will be
- figure out pasture layout

Anyone feel tired yet? Can't wait till we close on 23rd.
 

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Here are some pictures. I recognize mesquite and hedge apple/ osage orange.
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The pond or marsh has ducks and a heron. If it's under 2 feet deep can you call it a pond?
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The loafing shed is decent sized but need new roof beams. 20210707_172351.jpg

And THIS is why the tenant blew a fuse about property being sold. He lost his gun range.
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Too bad for the tenant. But HOORAY for you! Osage orange to you, known as Bois de Arc here, pronunciation slangerized to Bo-dark. Lol

You can probably salvage the tin on the loafing shed. Just done roof pitch on the holes and it won’t leak. Drop a roofing tack in the hole first. That’s a trick my grandpa taught me.
 

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