Bryan Elliott

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since Mar 11, 2015
Oklahoma Panhandle
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Janet and John,

Very well spoken.  It's refreshing to see voices of reason still here.

Bryan
1 week ago
Hello Ben,  
I'm guessing you aren't seeing much pine or arborvitae around because they were not planted there.  There should be varieties of pines that will do fine there.  They just aren't as invasive and competitive as the eastern red cedar.  You could selectively remove the female cedars (the ones with berries-usually the greenest and prettiest) and destroy all the small ones while your desirable trees are establishing.  It's a lot of work but cutting them small with a machete or axe is the cheapest way of control.
1 week ago
I think you might want to consider some kind of lining it to keep the metal from rusting out.
1 week ago
Definitely both!
1 month ago
I think go for it.  10 week old pup from working stock--just about perfect.  I would not pass that opportunity up. Young enough to bond with your livestock and your children.  I've never got two  pups at the same time so I won't offer an opinion on that.  We have brought in a pup when an older dog was getting too old to get around good.  That worked really good.  
1 month ago
Just my opinion, but I like what you are doing now charging the center cone.  I think it would work better in my area.  Where I live the most important part of establishing the small trees is the first few years.  You know your soil types and rainfall patterns and I don't so I will sure trust your judgement on YOUR design!  Good idea!
1 month ago
Mikhail,

I like the looks of the lenz you built.  They almost have to work!  
I guess I missed it somehow, what is the diameter of the dirt works you've built?  
Posts from people who live in drier country than me intrigue me.
Please keep posting updates.

Bryan
1 month ago
Alden,

I have noticed those trailers with the dropped belly and thought they would be a great portable house.  If you wish you could install a door that would be closer to the ground level and skip the excess stairs or floor over the inside belly and use the drop area for storage.  Lower center of gravity might not be so important in Maine but it can be significant in Oklahoma.  The drop belly trailers I see come through this are are normally household moving trailers.  It sure looks pretty straight for a used trailer that's been in industry!  If you are going to strip it down to the deck/floor  there are a lot of used drop deck flatbeds  for sale.  Please keep us informed if you go for it.

Bryan
1 month ago
AWESOME!  I really appreciate you posting this.  This and adobe fascinate me.  I had to go read your blog posts.  If we get a handle on this pandemic, I'd love to see this before it's completed.  I will be watching you.
2 months ago
We've had Pyrenees and AnatolianxPyrenees cross dogs through the years.  About three as livestock guardians and two as pets (one at a time).  Probably not what you want to hear but we've never had one live that long.  Those are amazing dogs and I doubt we will ever be without one for long but there seems to be a downside with big dogs.
Good luck with yours!
2 months ago