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Ohiosam

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One spring back about 30 years ago a hunting buddy and I were way down in on a farm we had permission to hunt on which bordered French creek in the back. The walk was at least 3/4 of a mile and all down hill. When we got there the bottom field was littered with baling twine pieces of from 4 to 8 feet in length. When we got back home we stopped by his dad's to help till his garden and he had already hand turned it with a pitch fork! We ran the tiller through to finish it out for him and found him in the garage with several large coffee cans full of bent nails that he was straightening with a hammer on his vice. He would then sort them by size and store them in jars for future use. Yes he was a product of the Great Depression.

Anyways, he asked about our spring scouting for deer, which he felt was a waste of time. We told him about the scrapes and rubs and showed him a couple small sheds we found. We told him also about the strange sight of a field covered by baling twine.

That fall my buddy and I hunted down there along the creek and on the first day of rifle we each shot a decent buck. We took them over to his dads garage to process them and his dad was in there already with the processing stuff all spread out. He and his old navy buddy were back early from their hunt and well into a bottle of his home made dandelion wine and had just started tasting their wild muscadine wine and seemed quite happy to see us and the deer! We backed the truck in and hung the deer by their hind legs on the gambrel's but needed some rope to stretch the legs out away from each other to the walls. I was about to cut a piece out of my rope I use to lift my gun and pack up in the tree when his dad says, "No. Don't cut that I got a piece for you right here under my work bench. He moves some coffee cans full of pre-sorted nail and bolts and pulls out a basketball sized ball of balled up pieces of bailing twine tied together from 4' to 8' pieces! My buddy and I look at each other in did-belief and he says, "You should see Joe's ball! It's as big as a beach ball!"

Ya. Two old retired guys had walked down in and cleaned up that field of baling twine pieces then carried them back out, a total walk of almost 2 miles counting the walk around the field, all to get baling twine for free then store it just in case someone would need it and not have to pay real money for it!
 

giles

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Anyone talked to property owners? I know of one of my places that just went under contract to be cut this year. It needs it, but I'm not sure if they are select or clear cutting it.
 

Johnny44

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I'm in the midst of getting ready to coach my baseball game last night and my FIL texts me. "Fred's got 2 or 3 - 4x8 sheets of plywood he wants to get rid of. He's going to burn them if no one wants them." Going against all beliefs of focusing on the game, getting dialed in, watching other team in their prep to evaluate talent, I almost crawled through the phone and said "For God's sake I'll take them. It will put your grandson through college."
 

Jackalope

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I'm in the midst of getting ready to coach my baseball game last night and my FIL texts me. "Fred's got 2 or 3 - 4x8 sheets of plywood he wants to get rid of. He's going to burn them if no one wants them." Going against all beliefs of focusing on the game, getting dialed in, watching other team in their prep to evaluate talent, I almost crawled through the phone and said "For God's sake I'll take them. It will put your grandson through college."

No shit. 40-60 bucks a sheet! 😅.
 
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Jackalope

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Fished a rock jetty that sits a little ways inshore from the pier they're repairing after last year's hurricane. There are 6 or 7 of these 4x6x8 laying on the riprap where they must have been dropped from the pier by workers and washed up. I snagged one last night. Going back for the rest at low tide tonight.

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