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 0 (2021)
Year Zero Goals __________ Pasture Planning __________ LAND IS OURS!
First BandingWeek 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 (2022)
BABY SHEEP!!!__________Bruno Farm Dog

Remnants of Days Gone By__________Family Fun & More Critters__________Water Everywhere
Year 1 Goals __________ Ewe Reserved __________ Bees, Please __________ New Tools
Sheep Soap Opera____Bye Bye Bees____BTX2238 Mocha & So Much Fun____RAIN!
Bruno Vs Chickens___Fort Chicken____Farm Logo____August Flood____Pepper RIP
FarmTrailer____First FECs____Pictures of the Past____Fall Family Fun____MiniMower
Bruno's Pissing Match____Cassandra's First Show____Paddock Plan Update____Goodbye Snip
Ranch Phase 2 Plans____Sheep Shed Drainage____Gravel Drive____LAMBS!!
2022 Belated Review

YEAR 2 (2023)
Dog Attack__________
Restaurant Review____Whitey Away!
Wrongfully Accused_____Dash of Suprise______Wood Wading
Dash & Co Depart_____Dead Jeep_____Mocha's Babies
Bottled Star_____Oreo Update_____More Sheep!_____Software Swaps
Bruno the Brave_____Roof and Baby Prep_____Mr Snickers!_____Spring Grass
2023 Breeding Plans, Ha!_____KHSI Gatesville_____Air Conditioner Woes_____Snake Neighbors
Horn Genetics & Rain!_____Another Snake____Happy Birthday To Me_____Nails Oh My!
Rearranging the Shed_____Sick Sonic_____Lamb Kabobbs!_____BackToSchool & Birthday
Chaos_____Dream House Design_____RIP REID!_____Lizard Friends
Legs of Lamb_____Sonic is Missing_____So MUCH Rain_____HURT Misty
Halloween 2023___More Barn Repairs_____Pregnancy Testing_____Aria Twins!
Sheep Cam_____Lost Lamb_____MurderMystery_____Tractive GPS Collars
Coyote Chorus_____Blaze Baby___Hera LGD!_____December Rain
2023 Review

YEAR 3 (2024)
Winter Waterland_____First Banding_____On The Boardwalk_____Water Flowpaths_____Pinewood Derby_____Sad start to lambing_____Lamb Explosion!_____Pen Relocation_____Shed water
Lambing Plans
 
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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.
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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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