Margali's Griffin Woods 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 heraldy of Griffin with a wooded property. Ranch because we will focuse on livestock and orchard.

Table of Contents
Year Zero Goals
Pasture Planning
LAND IS OURS!
 
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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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