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Senile Texas Aggie - comic relief for the rest of you

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Senile_Texas_Aggie, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Sep 22, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    @Senile_Texas_Aggie - I was trying to find the posts that you had with Greybeard about what to put on tree trunks that you cut down but haven't found them. Most of those I'm cutting down are small but they are going to grow out if I don't do something.
     
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  2. Sep 22, 2019
    AmberLops

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    Ha ha! :lol::yuckyuck
     
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  3. Sep 22, 2019
    Bruce

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    Don't recall that one specifically but I was told that the best way to kill those off is the high test glyphosate poured right on the cut off trunk. I would guess that since it isn't being sprayed, it would be pretty well contained to just that stump and not contaminate other areas.
     
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  4. Sep 22, 2019
    Mike CHS

    Mike CHS Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I'll try that Bruce, thanks. That area is sprayed anyway so there's nothing that will be hurt by the spray.
     
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  5. Sep 22, 2019
    Bruce

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    Remember it has to be high test, not the stuff you get in a spray bottle. I don't know the concentration levels. Also don't know how soon you have to apply it after you cut the tree.
     
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  6. Sep 22, 2019
    Mike CHS

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    I'm seeing a "concentrate" on line that is 50%, What I have on hand is 41%
     
  7. Sep 23, 2019
    Bruce

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    I see the Roundup Lawn and Garden is 18%, the "ready to use" is only 2% so I would guess the 41% would be adequate
     
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  8. Sep 23, 2019
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

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    Miss @AmberLops,

    As Miss @Baymule said, I have been stalking, but not posting. A number of things has kept me occupied -- (1) we have my Beautiful Gal's next older sister, Treasa, and her husband, James, visiting in their RV last week and this week, and we had to make a trip to NE Texas Sat & Sun to attend a cousin's funeral. We will be driving to McKinney, TX, for a doctor's appointment tomorrow and expect to return tomorrow night. I will try to catch up with my posts by the end of the week.

    @Mike CHS, I remember the discussions with Mr. @greybeard but don't remember if it was on my thread or someone else's. Greybeard told me to use Remedy. What I normally do is mix glyphosate with Remedy in solution. To kill trees while they are standing, make several cuts around the trunk and spray the cuts well with the Remedy. To kill tree stumps after having cut the tree down, cut around the stump, opening up the bark to expose the living portion of the tree (I forget what that is called), then spray into those cuts. Hope this helps.

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  9. Sep 27, 2019
    Senile_Texas_Aggie

    Senile_Texas_Aggie True BYH Addict

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    All,

    Well, Treasa and her DH James left yesterday afternoon, so I have finally caught up with the journals I have been following. They were here for 2 weeks and may return in 2 more weeks and stay another 2 weeks. They are in the process of buying a house, and if nothing goes wrong, then they should close on the house by the end of October.

    During the time that they were here, James and I cut up the big oak tree that had blown over a couple of months ago. I showed James how to use the grapple, so he did that while I did the sawing. I think I have now lost the job of driving the tractor whenever he comes to visit, as he LOVED doing that! The next day, while they were gone to Texarkana to meet with a home inspector and roofing guy, I hauled all of the cutup parts of the tree to the burn pile west of our shop.

    We also assembled a landscape rake made by Titan Attachments that came from Amazon. The instructions were really bad, as in almost nonexistent. There were two small hollow tubes that I thought were shims that needed to be driven into the hole in the rake housing where the retainer bolt would hold the rake at different pivot points. The "shims" were slightly larger than the hole. I almost started to get out the big hammer and start driving in the "shims", but then I decided to see if there were any assembly instruction videos on YouTube. Fortunately there were. When I watched one of the videos, it showed that the so-called "shims" were really spacers that went into the top part of the 3 point hitch! Boy, I am so glad I watched that video!

    After we got the rake put together, I tried it out in the area south of the shop, where there once were a lot of trees and now are a lot of fallen limbs, etc. It worked pretty well, except that sometimes limbs would get caught between the tines, so we had to remove those periodically. I then used the rake on the sand that I put out where the pig had dug up the yard. It helped to spread the sand pretty well. All in all I like the rake and I am glad I bought it.

    A couple of days ago, Treasa said that she wanted to tour the farm again. I suggested she drive the Gator, so she did. My Beautiful Gal rode up front with her while James and I sat in the back. She had a blast driving it! We had taken them on a tour earlier this year when they visited and did not enjoy it nearly as much, but this time it was a lot of fun for her. She discovered that it could go in places that she didn't think it could. So the next time they visit, James will be driving the tractor and Treasa will be driving the Gator!

    Speaking of the pig, I thought that perhaps she had finally died, as we had not seen her in quite some time. But during the Gator ride, we saw where she had a wallow at our south pond, and then later actually saw the pig. We had left the 22 rifle at the house, so I could not shoot at it, but unless I hit the pig in the head, I don't think the 22 rifle has enough power to kill her. I feel like Wile E Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner, or maybe Snoopy trying to get the Red Baron! But I am determined to get rid of that pig once and for all!

    Well, that's all the news here. I hope everyone has a wonderful evening and weekend!

    Senile Texas Aggie
     
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  10. Sep 28, 2019
    Bruce

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    Will he have use for a tractor at the new house? If not, now he's got the bug, he might change his mind on that house ;)