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Tad

This is my super fly, newly reinforced palais pullet, deep mulch flooring, custom nest boxes, environmentally friendly chicken paradise, with exotic palm landscaping.

this post is dedicated to my rooster, bling bling, may you rest in peace knowing that the oppossum who took you before your time was mauled to death in your honor by the pack of labs!!!

you were the pimpest rooster ever!!

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Tad

some bromeliads and agaves and my main man Logan!!!!

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Tad

All the rain from the hurricane and subsequently wet summer, we havent had to water and have gotten some really swell growth!!

Bamboos growing well.

Allogopteras are finally kicking in.

coperniniciaas and royals

a little C. macroglossa I planted out.

mule palm

mule palm

Mules and bizzies, I got these mules last year early, from Grant for 50 dollars each!!! they have grown like wild!!

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Tad

Phoenix sylvestris

Royals, these babys were on fire this summer and really packed on the weight with all the rain!!

Phoenix Dactyliferas, these also grew like crazy with all the good rain we had!!

cidp's

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palmsrgreat

It's about time you started posting some palm pics again! Keep em coming.

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Tad

I will take a bunch of pictures on friday, I have some deliveries to make and will photo document them!!

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_Keith
This is my super fly, newly reinforced palais pullet, deep mulch flooring, custom nest boxes, environmentally friendly chicken paradise, with exotic palm landscaping.

this post is dedicated to my rooster, bling bling, may you rest in peace knowing that the oppossum who took you before your time was mauled to death in your honor by the pack of labs!!!

you were the pimpest rooster ever!!

First class chicken pad going on. The quality of everything you do continues to amaze me.

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Tad

Thanks Keith, I am so bummed out we were getting close to a dozen eggs a day, everything was great until the damn opposums ripped thru the chicken wire and killed all my layers and the rooster bling bling, I have new chickens on order from the hatchery, but it will be around march before they are old enough to lay any eggs!

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FRITO

Glad to see "the farm" back in actiion :)

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Tad

Making a whirlwind tour thru hoston saturday morning!!

Going to drop in on one palm talk member, and some customers!!

Luke, I too am glad to be back in action,

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Jeff Searle

Tad,

Farm still looking great, including the roooooooskies. And a sweeeeet load of palms going out. I hope bizz is ok, here it's pretty bad, but were hanging in there. I think "09" is going to be rough as well.

Jeff

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Tad

I am doing ok, my olive tree contract is a super saving grace!!

I am making 6 drops saturday, its gonna be a long grind, but I am glad to have the business, at one time I drove to Houston anywhere from 3 to 5 times a month, the difference now is I am much better equipped to do it now. I will roll outta here a little after midnight and take it easy, the truck is maxed out, but I am also holding 100 gallons of diesel too so it should balance a little as I go along, I will be glad to get the 2nd drop off, 6 cidps, and 6 dacts,

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Patrick

I like how green the petioles on your queens are, Tad. It seems that we get the type with the white tomentum like stuff all over out here only....

Greenies are hard to come by.

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Tad

hmmmm well theres an extra, i throw into our seed trade a bunch of seed off that very greenie in the background!!

if I have some liners off in the seed house I will send a couple of those too!!

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Exotic Life

Nice too see some pictures again from you're farm :)

Robbin

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PalmGuyWC

Tad,

What is the name of that tri-colored Agave? I have one, don't know the name and am wondering how cold hardy they are. It's one of my favorites.

Dick

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freakypalmguy
Tad,

What is the name of that tri-colored Agave? I have one, don't know the name and am wondering how cold hardy they are. It's one of my favorites.

Dick

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I believe it's an Agave lophantha quadricolor It sure is a beauty.

Here is a LINK to the site I used to ID it.

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palmsrgreat
Tad,

Farm still looking great, including the roooooooskies. And a sweeeeet load of palms going out. I hope bizz is ok, here it's pretty bad, but were hanging in there. I think "09" is going to be rough as well.

Jeff

Jeff, I have different thoughts on that for you guys. With all the damage here in TX and along the Gulf coast, they will be a large need for replacements plantings, I know Galveston will need a lot! Could be good news for you guys IMO.

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Tad

The winner is the gentleman from Temecula, it is in fact a lophanta quadricolor, as for absolute cold hardy?? I am not sure,

Michael I hope your right, I know the damage we saw on the way to la porte was really impressive and the stuff that was torn up in the woodlands and spring was crazy too,

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Tad

today we got a new customer!! He was quite pleased with our palms and bought 26 of them!!

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Pivi

Hey Tad, isn't this trailer too heavy for your truck?

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Tad

Pivi thats not my truck or trailer, thats the customers truck and trailer!!

we loaded a few trees, he said throw some more on, and a few more and a few more until there was no room left!!

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FRITO

Wow, he was loaded down! how far did he have to go? did you make him sign some type of release form, lol?

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Tad

That never occured to me, he was heading back to San Antonio, about 250 some ood miles, I think he will be ok.

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palmsrgreat

That sylvestris is beautiful.

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Tad

The guinea hens are on the loose, with a face only a mother could love!!

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Tad

Sylvestris is one of my favorite in the phoenix line up, especially the ones with the really orange thorns, I dont know why they are like that possibly some hybridising on the way? I plan on transplanting another big one into my yard this next summer!

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Tad

almost like the circus coming to town

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Tad

Everglades palm clumps going to job at padre island

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Tad

big nasty cidps we start digging soon!

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mjff

Tad,

Do you have any CIDP's that are trunking? Like maybe 3-4' CT, or know where you could get some for me?

That truck in Post #1060 looks even more overloaded than mine did when I left your place if that's possible.

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Tad

Yeah that guy was overloaded, against my advice, he came back for more and confessed that from the farm to San Antonio, was a 5 tire ordeal.

I have a source for 4 foot canarys give me a call.

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mjff

5 tires! He broke the record the guy that hauled the stuff I got from CA last month set. He went through 3. He mistakenly thought he could haul 25,000 lbs on his trailer, excluding the weight of the trailer. When he got here I checked the tag on the tongue. It said GVWR 25,000 lbs. He said that at the scales the trailer came in at 29,000 lbs. Oops! Cost him 3 tires, an extra 800 miles (he was supposed to deliver it to me in El Paso), and 3 days.

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5 tires! He broke the record the guy that hauled the stuff I got from CA last month set. He went through 3. He mistakenly thought he could haul 25,000 lbs on his trailer, excluding the weight of the trailer. When he got here I checked the tag on the tongue. It said GVWR 25,000 lbs. He said that at the scales the trailer came in at 29,000 lbs. Oops! Cost him 3 tires, an extra 800 miles (he was supposed to deliver it to me in El Paso), and 3 days.

Martin,

How about some end of the season pictures from your place?

Keith

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Cycadcenter

Tad,

How about a year end summary!

Bruce

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Xavierdlc61887

tad how bout some end of the year pics

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_Keith

Yeah Tad. Come out, come out, wherever you are.

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www.dadluvsu.com

Tad did you ever get around to setting up any aquaculture? Catfish?

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