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Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« on: May 15, 2017, 10:34:07 AM »
 Managed to get some food plots in on my get away property in eastern Washington. The elevation goes from about 2000' at the entry off the paved county road to about 3000" at the SE corner at the top, so somewhat flat, safe places are  at a premium for the old 55' Ford 640 I picked up shortly after purchasing the property.  Common sense and patience worksd well though. Found myself backing up in reverse and using the implements going downhill in just one area, although the tractor was fine going up, it was just a little uncomfortable turning around, so I did it the slower way. Worked well.

Loads of fun and brought back memories of driving the ol' grey Ford tractors on my Grandfather's and uncle's places in eastern Iowa when I was a kid. Finished with all the seeding on Friday afternoon just an hour before a good rain. Could not have timed it better. Thought I would share some pictures. Notice the deer cops making sure I didn't go over the speed limit.

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 10:37:59 AM »
In addition to the first group of food plot photos, I also put in a 650' long by 25' strip along my western fenceline where it was pretty much flat near the portable ground blind.
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 10:42:25 AM »
Sounds like you need to do a little doer work to create a couple more benches of the place!

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 10:42:42 AM »
.......and last but not least, decided to take some time off and actually enjoy myself, getting rid of the leader of the pack.  This partilular jake led a group of 10 other jakes that literally ran off any mature toms when they appeared.  Have never seen a jake like this one.  Like a terrier, willing to take on any and all comers.  He needed to be culled....a management turkey per se. :chuckle:
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 10:43:40 AM »
Sounds like you need to do a little doer work to create a couple more benches of the place!

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 10:45:14 AM »
Nice looking area

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 11:00:20 AM »
Wow, your property is absolutely beautiful!!!

Do you mind me akskng how many acres?
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 11:29:56 AM »
Wow, your property is absolutely beautiful!!!

Do you mind me akskng how many acres?

It's 117.5 acres of which 62 is classified tillable (that is if you have the right equipment :chuckle:) and roughly 55 acres in uplands and timber.  You can see the tillable acres in the picture....yellow fields, the large one and the smaller one above.  They end about half way up to top of property.
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 11:39:49 AM »
As a side note, I had a friend with a cat put in 8' wide atv/utv trails so I could more easily access the property.  Still have the upper western portion to put trails in later this year.
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 08:59:18 PM »
Wow !!  Very nice keep us posted on how it all comes together! You got a little piece of paradise there

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 09:36:07 PM »
Forgot to mention that the atv/utv 8' wide trails are also a food plot as they were planted in 100% clover last September.....approximately a mile of these trails so far.
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 09:58:38 PM »
Your clover looks good, I really like planting clover, the critters love it.  :tup:
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 10:03:26 PM »
 Looks great Dan. :tup:
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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 07:37:19 AM »
Wow that place is gonna be a. Animal magnet.

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Re: Food Plots With A 1955 Ford 640 Tractor
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2017, 10:00:38 AM »
Your clover looks good, I really like planting clover, the critters love it.  :tup:

Bearpaw, those photos were taken late November of last year, about two months after planting.  I have already started spraying the grass that's competing.  Clover is pretty amazing when you get a couple really warm days.  It literally comes out of it somewhat dormant state and doubles or triples in size in a day or two of hot weather.  Even in it's early stages, both whitetails and turkeys are starting to use it.
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