NEW CROTON HOME COMING SOON.......let the work begin

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Kingdavid, Jun 16, 2014.

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  1. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    Is that a bush hog ? Looks like a renovation and/or garden expansion is happening.
     
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    serious expasion time
     
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    Bobcat T650 Bad boy little machine . will tear a pepper tree apart . got lots of clearing to do . will keep posted Thanks
     
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    Your soil looks rich and dark.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

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    Looks like a great project - keep us posted.

    Agree - I would die for soil that looked like that. :digger1
     
  9. annafl

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    David, that will be one beautiful garden. Ha ha ha- only gardeners would notice that black gold you've got there. It will bring you lots of success. Can't wait to see more! Those beautiful gnarly oaks will provide lots of continuing leaf litter too.
     
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    The work continues getting father towards the back . There must be a million old pepper trees . But the oak are to die for ... We press on !!! 018.JPG 012.JPG 006.JPG 009.JPG
     
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    Play time a little prospecting with my son Luke . Some civil war goodies . The property has some real history .. 042.JPG 042.JPG 049.JPG
     

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    There has to be some wild boar around there.
     
  13. annafl

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    David, those are some amazing finds! Gotta be exciting in many ways to dig around in there, making your own garden from scratch and finding some incredibly old stuff. Cool stuff. Please keep showing us your adventures!
     
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    Don't take offense David, down town White City is very nice and yes wild life can occasionally be seen. There is give and take in life, I would love some of your space. I think another road trip is in order. I bet those artifices are from the Indian wars there was a lot of activity in that area.
     
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    My workaholic wife running the chainsaw while im on bobcat . Teamwork forever 011.JPG
     
  16. annafl

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    Now that's a real woman! I feel like I need a chainsaw and maybe a bobcat now. Wow, so much would get done in my garden!

    David, I can't wait to see continuing photos of your garden. What a great and rewarding family project!
     
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    Thanks i had no idea how much work this was going to be . 3 acres with lots of history .. last people on the property was 1859 when it was on the trail from Fort Capron from Civil War . Seriously thick woods 1 tree at a time . We have a mountain of old pepper trees we had to tear out . slowly burning one pile at a time 039.JPG
     
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    David - keep in mind that the Brazilian pepper smoke can be toxic if inhaled. The greener the wood, the more toxic the fumes. Stay upwind my friend.
     
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    My wife grew up on Echo street. Your project will be well worth all the work. It's beautiful land.
     
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    How large is the property ? If you are 5 acres or more, a second back up well would be nice since the machine is on the property.

    How deep did you go? How deep before you encountered limestone?
     
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    3 acres , and yes we are putting a well in the back also . 45 to 55 ft was the limestome , at 78 ft the water was super ........Monday we are doing the back well . We are closer to the white Ridge in the back , that waer is top notch good .
     

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