Okay so, I dont get into all this “test your soil ” crap for gardening or food plots.
Let me just tell you our step by step and you can decide for yourself if you want to spend unessecary money on tests.
clear or find a clear part of your property.We cleared a couple of spots on our families shared camp property using a backhoe and grader.Obviously make sure you have traffic , as in deer coming around, in these areas.
Till up the soil and throw out any rocks that are in the way
throw out some lime to neutalize the soil and fertilizer ( the cheap stuff dude, don’t buy a name)
throw out your choice of seed.
let it grow and set out some cameras to see what nature comes around and be smart don’t shoot until your legal.The end
Obviously it’s work for aome fun for others. ( Im others)As for your soil pay attention to your surroundings. What grows? What doesn’t grow? Is their a lot of pine trees…because if there is I’ll bet your soil is acidic and you’ll have a time growing anything….Etc.
But once you get one started you should only have to do steps 2-5 each year.
Friday through Sunday my husband and I stayed out at our family camp. My sister in-law and her family stayed with us. It was a break we all needed.
The day started with a snow that had me mad – because I don’t have a bow to hunt with during bow season – but anxious to get my husband out in his stand.
But we needed food for the house and camp. So off we went.
One of the things I love about living where we do is, we have miles of nothing but the big woods between towns, it’s beautiful and less stressful than a the big towns and cities.
Friday night my husband and I road in with our daughter after shopping for all of our splurge foods.
I love taking the road in, it’s always breath taking during the four seasons.
Saturday we took a stroll out to my deer blind, check the camera. Hunting season has really become our Family activity.
I had to see how my mock scrape was doing too, I need to give it a little longer before I decide, if you would like to TRY this, comment below and I’ll hook you up. 😉
Shortly after I shot my first grouse!
Perfect head shot, my husband got two, and now together we have five.
Enough for a meal!
Our first wedding anniversary weekend was a success I would have to say.