Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

Margali

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Have you talked to your local extension agent?

I think in your area of Texas native pasture runs from 8 acres for a single cow, up to 15 acres for a single cow.
I asked the extension agent when we started property hunt. He said 9 -15 acres per Animal Unit for unimproved pasture.

I don't know if I have improved or unimproved pasture right now. I plan to grid out some 1ftx 1ft squares in different spots and try to identify all the grasses present. I also am going to get soil analysis for the squaresnif I can. Need to check price.
 

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If any of the honey locust is big enough for corner posts. They don’t rot. They do have thorns that will puncture tires. Personally I am not a fan. They seed and sprout all over the place.

Elm trees make good shade.
 

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Huh.... I googled a bit and a nice grass dicotomous key did NOT pop up.

Maybe your local extension office can point you in the right direction.
 

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🥳🥳🥳 LAND 🥳🥳🥳
We closed on our land today!

Slightly aggog at the amount of money I spent today. 😯 Over half a year's salary on down payment, closing, culvert install fee and culvert.

Next step- deploy the chainsaw, bwahha haha! We will be putting house in paddock 1 per Alaskan's lovely layout. There is a clump of honey locust in the living room. We also have a sapling to take out of new driveway.
 
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Week 1 Update
- Culvert purchase and install scheduled early next week
- Development permit approved and paid
- Water install permit submitted
- Site walks for mobile home delivery, electric, and septic scheduled next week

We rented a Kubota B231 with brush hog for the day. Got a 1.5hrs in Friday then worked most of the day Saturday. Hubby hogged and I cleared trees. We widened driveways, mowed the spot for the home.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my M18 chainsaw. I DESPISE locust trees. The thorns go thru leather gloves and jeans. I look like I had a cage fight with a porcupine.
Hubby hauling some of my kills to the graveyard.
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Mowed house site. Unfortunately trailer is too long to fit in clearing closer to corner.
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CAGE FIGHT WITH A PORCUPINE!!!
:lol: :lol: :th :gig:gig:gig

Thanks for the laugh! I busted out laughing and read it to BJ, he laughed too. We are well acquainted with locust trees, we hate them too.

Y’all hit the ground running! I know y’all must be so excited to FINALLY have room to roam and SOOOO ready to move out of the RV.
 

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Congrats.... from a "new " home owner... got mine a year ago, and have finally got everything here.... definitely not organized or anything and work to do...had ankle in boot and all last year... and now knees not co-operating and they will be replace end of Oct.... so I just don't have to ability to do all that you are as fast as you are and I sooooo envy you.... but next year????
Love the "cage fight with a porcupine" analogy....
 
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