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if you can make out the falcon in this picture has a nest built in the tower at one of our fields,

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this is what happens when you have no zoning restrictions!

fortunately this guy is not my neighbor, but I couldnt resist taking a picture of his castle.

it used to look alot better but it burned while he was away at prison camp, now he is rebuilding it.

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PatientPalms

I love the idea of having ditches to flood....  And that 5g earth auger is freaking awesome!  Your guys are keeping busy, keep up the good work Tad...  One day, your gonna have to post a google earth picture of the entire farm...  It would be an interesting view.  :D

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this is from 4 or 5 years back, the google earth picture is old and not near as cool.

Wow, the roads not paved, all the washies are sold and gone now, the new shade house is not there, the propagation house isnt there.

man seems like a lifetime ago.

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Your gonna hafta rent a helicopter or something and do some comparison photos!  

Maybe someone has a paid subscription to Google Earth and could take some screenshots for us?  Any volunteers?

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gsn

(palmotrafficante @ Jan. 30 2008,12:46)

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I hope this is the LAST time I have to replace the meter and can.

Now somebody will probably RUN off the road out front,and hit it! :P

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That Bizzie/Med fence line is going to look killer.

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(freakypalmguy @ Jan. 30 2008,14:02)

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That Bizzie/Med fence line is going to look killer.

I hope so, the bizzies are on 10 to 12 foot centers, I hope to wall myself off from reality :P

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(palmotrafficante @ Jan. 19 2008,11:51)

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despite me chopping it down and snacking on its heart this washie just keeps on growing

Whats the deal with that washy? Is it an experiment or something?

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(feef706 @ Jan. 30 2008,22:36)

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(palmotrafficante @ Jan. 19 2008,11:51)

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despite me chopping it down and snacking on its heart this washie just keeps on growing

Whats the deal with that washy? Is it an experiment or something?

I intend on clearing that area and replanting with other palms,it is a volunteer so we cut it down and ate it as heart of plam,(see farm 2 thread )well, I guess we didnt get quite all the heart because it has begun to grow again, so I will probobly not give it the chop but move it later in the spring and summer, double jeoprody  and all!

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(palmotrafficante @ Jan. 30 2008,14:28)

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(freakypalmguy @ Jan. 30 2008,14:02)

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That Bizzie/Med fence line is going to look killer.

I hope so, the bizzies are on 10 to 12 foot centers, I hope to wall myself off from reality :P

Good luck. I have been trying for years.  Gave up on plants for that role, now trying Merlot.   :D  :D  :D

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Keith so far so good, I tried it with Dewars for a few years but it just didnt work out for me, plants are 10,000X100,000 times better! I like to think of it as the farm is my very own life sized action play set!

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Finally the suns out, its drying up and I can get some orders squared away!

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tying up the heads, this customer prefers a semi full head.

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digging these up usually takes about 15 minutes each tree

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Sylvestris and monkey for scale,

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we recieved 18 yards of potting soil today, so we load this trailer with it and pot up out of the trailer in my ultra cheap potting shade area!!

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backing the loaded trailer under the shade,

its hard to see but Juan is standing on a chair so that Manuel can see him for direction on backing the trailer in the right direction. :D

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I used lumite ground cloth for the shade on this structure!

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we flip the side of the trailer open and use some 4x4 post pieces to prop it up as a table!

This trailers former use was for feeding cotton seed to cows!

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:)  the other side flips down just like this, you can use it anywhere, if we decide we want to plant closer to one of the other houses.

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the remainder of the potting soil gets covered under a veavy tarp so it does not blow away.

I plan on constructing a bin for the stuff later on this year, just waiting for the right time. ($$$$$) :;):

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clearing and consolidating some space,

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need to make room for about 3000 gallons

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we are bumping up the first batch of olives in the morning.

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I hope to get about 2500 to 3000 out of the first batch of cuttings we started

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they are rooted out and ready for the bump

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a new experiment, i am going to try my hand at some bromeliads.

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Another load getting ready to head out, this truck will be in San Antonio first thing monday morning, Thanks to palm buddah nursery in S.A. TX.

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SSSSSSTTTTTTRRRRRREEEEETTTTTTCCCCCCCHHHHHH wrap

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God bless the inventor of stretch wrap!!

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and aaaawwwwaaaayyyyy we go! :P

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Olive plugs afixin to be planted in 1 gallon pots.

This is going to be a very busy week, I have 3 trucks to loadout in preperation for the first major adventure of the season!

rain, and weather have screwed up scheduling along with switching around plans and other uncontrollables, so we are working thru the weekend to accomodate evrybodys palm and plant needs!

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another batch of plugs

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planting them in gallons

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some are still green, but have no root initiation, so these will be re-stuck in perlite for a second chance.

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