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lonestarjeff    Posted 03-28-2019 at 19:42:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We haven't made a garden in several years now, but I usually knock down the weeds & roll it over every winter anyway just to keep it from getting out of hand. This spring we wanted to put in a few things again, but over the fall & winter the precip has kept me from doing anything. I tried again this past weekend with the 860.....

    ....as my dad used to say "it's a loblolly out there"

    Kimberly    Posted 03-28-2019 at 21:45:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, we have had a lot of excessive rains here as well. I haven't been to the little valley to see how it is there. The valley gets all the run-off from the hillsides. Time to give the 860's wheels a wash down :-).

    lonestarjeff    Posted 03-29-2019 at 11:25:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Funny thing about that red clay, it sticks like glue when wet but just falls right off the tires when it dries.

    Kimberly    Posted 03-29-2019 at 11:36:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes, I know about red clay. The soil in the little valley contains red clay I usually stop the tractor behind the back veggie garden and use the water hydrant to wash the mud away. However, you are correct, once dry it will fall off easy enough.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-28-2019 at 21:10:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That almost looks like clay! I thought you only had sand in Texas.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 03-29-2019 at 11:23:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes indeed we have clay. Hard as a brick when dry & greasy when wet. It gums up on the tires as you can see, so no traction without a set of Bombardiers :-)

    JMOR    Posted 03-29-2019 at 11:16:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • TEXAS is a big place. Sand, clay, black gumbo, we have it all. Just depends on where you are in TEXAS.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-29-2019 at 15:06:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I must confess! Years ago I traveled down through Texarkana to Houston and was amazed at how lush, beautiful country there was in that area of Texas.

    My previous experience had been in the pan handle and at Lackland AFB., San Antonio. Ate some sand in those areas!

    Just have to rib the Texans!

    I'm well familiar with clay. My farm has considerable on it. That's why I recognized it.

    Jack

    lonestarjeff    Posted 03-29-2019 at 17:01:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You've had the tour....panhandle....south texas....Texarkana. Now you need to make a trip from El Paso to Lufkin & you'll really see some change in terrain.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-29-2019 at 17:33:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Actually I've seen a little more! Did a job in El Paso. Think I flew from and back to Dallas as I know we went over Midland.

    Drove to Laredo and Corpus Christi.

    Afraid I've missed Lufkin.

    The bayous out of Houston were an eye opener.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 03-29-2019 at 18:45:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • LOL you've seen more of TX than I have!

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 03-29-2019 at 19:01:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Spent a couple enjoyable weeks back in my early teens up in the Perryton area. Riding the range and skinny dipping in the stock tanks and Wolf Creek. Oh to be that young again!

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