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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby jmh58 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:25 pm

Brumbydownunder wrote:Snapped this handsome Dude earlier this morning from the veranda.
Australia's famous Laughing Kookaburra .... actually part of the Kingfisher Family but a very BIG one .
For reference the post is about 10 inches across.
We have several 'regulars' that hang out around the house and take very little notice of us.

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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby bighomer » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Very cool photo of a very cool bird,thaks for sharing. ::tu::

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Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:30 pm

Just had to do some research and discovered that according to Wikipedia, Kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers.
They sure are noisy buggers.

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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby philco » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:51 pm

Jerry watching that video makes me glad we don't have those birds around here. :mrgreen:
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby Dinadan » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:34 pm

Nice Kookaburra photo, Brumby. I see Kingfishers often when I am kayaking, and that Kookaburra does have a family resemblance. I have a fondness for vocal birds, heck, for any kind of birds.
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby tjmurphy » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:14 am

philco wrote:Jerry watching that video makes me glad we don't have those birds around here. :mrgreen:


Me too, Phil. Had to turn that video off pretty quick!!
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby TripleF » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:13 am

Had the boys and a couple dads out last Sunday....nothin' fancy.

Last pic is me......the dad snapped the pic just as the wood split!!
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby Quick Steel » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:57 am

Great pictures Scott. Judging by your biceps I suspect you never lost an arm wrestling contest. :lol:
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby treefarmer » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:24 pm

Quick Steel,
I was thinking the same thing. Would be nice to be young and strong again! I believe I could take on the young dude in the second picture, cuttin' the small log, as long as he kept using a maul and I had my sharp axe. :)
Scott, it's a shame you don't have your group of youngsters on a farm or ranch somewhere and they kept the same attitude, you'd have a great crew! Learnin' by doin' is a great thing.
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Postby RobesonsRme.com » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:35 pm

The best physical condition I was ever in, after leaving the Army, was when a friend and I spent about three years cutting, hauling, splitting, stacking and using hardwood to heat our houses with Buck stoves, following the 1972 Oil Embargo.

Sometimes I think about getting a big round section of oak or hickory to just swing a ten or fifteen pound sledge onto as an upper body workout.

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Postby TripleF » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:04 pm

Thanks fellas.....much appreciated!
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby Dinadan » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:42 pm

That does look like a fun day Scott. Does the park just leave that wood for folks to use? A nice idea for sure. Still kind of hot to be splitting firewood, though! The boys probably do not even notice the heat if they are having fun. I agree that you are a great Grandfather to help those boys experience a side of life that a lot of youngsters never get to live.

A couple of days this week I was cutting suckers off of trees in my yard, using a pruning saw. About a half hour on my knees sawing and then dragging stuff to my brush pile and I was ready for a shower and the AC.
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby Eustace » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:46 am

Today's Short Fishing
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby TripleF » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:13 am

Dinadan wrote:That does look like a fun day Scott. Does the park just leave that wood for folks to use? A nice idea for sure. Still kind of hot to be splitting firewood, though! The boys probably do not even notice the heat if they are having fun. I agree that you are a great Grandfather to help those boys experience a side of life that a lot of youngsters never get to live.
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Thanks Mel!
Hot, it was BRUTAL, but like you said.....and we discussed at the football game yesterday....the kids don't seem to acknowledge the heat, especially when they're having fun.
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Re: Outdoorsman Thread

Postby treefarmer » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:37 am

It's that time of the year when folks in our area of the country start working on fall food plots for Bambi and company.
This season I had planned to do something different, plant inside the pine plantation in a row where all the trees had been removed in a thinning operation several years ago. There is a row just inside the pines that is adjacent to my old food plot, that will fit the bill. We have used it for a fire line and a road for several years so it was easy to mow and disk.
The good news 1st: Last Saturday afternoon I ran a bush-hog 3 times down the 16' X 300' space. Then I ran the disk harrow over it 4 or 5 times and it is ready to plant.
The not so good news: After talking to an actual live representative of Pennington Seed Co. today, I found out the clover I want to plant has some critical points to consider before it's put on the ground. I've settled on Durana Clover, it is very tolerant of shade. The only draw back is the recommended planting date is very late because of our warm fall weather, Oct.15-Nov.15. Planted that late it will probably not produce any deer forage this season, so it will actually be for the 2018-19 season. Gotta' start some time. ::shrug:: I'll have to fluff up some of the old food plot and plant something that will be up and growing by Thanksgiving, probably Abruzzi Rye or some type of forage oats.
This will be the smallest food plot we done in many years, it's only a hair over a 1/10 of an acre. The reason it is only 300 feet long is that is all you can see from the existing shooting house, the other end is obscured by some natural stand of mixed hardwoods and pines. The smaller plot appeals to me as it is just gettin' harder to do some of the things I did several years ago.
As we work with this plot, I hope to be able to up date our progress and show some pictures of what is going on. Here are is some evidence of what was done Saturday:
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Ready to plant, but about 45 days too early.
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The old faithful shootin' house overlooking the original food food plot, the new plot and a block of pines.

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