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stephen
01-06-2007, 11:06 AM
1 vine, 1 root, 1 tree at a time:cool3: Crew of 7 SAme's arrived at 7 am:cool3:

Roark
01-06-2007, 11:10 AM
Now you're talking! :)

Roark

pskorf
01-06-2007, 11:13 AM
so why not a big dozer and git r done

Rita in Il
01-06-2007, 11:40 AM
Great to see you have lots of help! :)

stephen
01-06-2007, 12:08 PM
so why not a big dozer and git r done


Because I am sculpting it.

Noahsnana
01-06-2007, 12:16 PM
:becky: what about 1 gator at a time :eek:

sweetpea
01-06-2007, 01:26 PM
And who's carrying the gun for things that bite?:eek:

JPennington
01-06-2007, 02:10 PM
a few more from a couple weeks ago ....

BruceP
01-06-2007, 02:14 PM
Question: How do you keep gators from feasting on the colorful snacks you're gonna be putting in there?? :)

Roark
01-06-2007, 02:15 PM
So... where you gonna put the Tiki Bar? :)

Roark

cindy
01-06-2007, 02:19 PM
that is too cool

stephen
01-06-2007, 02:31 PM
Question: How do you keep gators from feasting on the colorful snacks you're gonna be putting in there?? :)

Prolly put up a No Gators Allowed:mad: sign. Or maybe put up fence.

SouthernStarr
01-06-2007, 02:31 PM
You are making progress! Looks like paradise to me:)

saigo
01-06-2007, 02:47 PM
You are making progress! Looks like paradise to me:)

Yup looks like paradise to me too!!! But I wouldn't deal with gators very well at all:eek: :eek: :eek:

Graham
01-06-2007, 03:31 PM
Thanks Stephen that'll be nice...The Koiphenator 5 Star All Inclusive Resort & Spa for the Koi Kichi of the world....with with swim up koi and patron bars.....PP treatments available upon special request......:)

G

stephen
01-06-2007, 04:34 PM
So... where you gonna put the Tiki Bar? :)

Roark

It will be located next to the "Redheads are Us" lounge:cool3:

Roark
01-06-2007, 04:45 PM
It will be located next to the "Redheads are Us" lounge:cool3:

Methinks I'm rubbing-off on Stephen. LMAO!!!

Resistance is futile...

Roark

HAMMERHEAD
01-06-2007, 06:33 PM
Looking good bro :cool3: ...gonna look great after you clean it up :)

BAKA
01-06-2007, 06:35 PM
That is one beautiful place!!!!!

stephen
01-06-2007, 06:45 PM
Thanks Kathy, Bart & Everyone.:) It **** skippy has some potential IMH:rolleyes: O

stephen
01-06-2007, 06:48 PM
:becky: what about 1 gator at a time :eek:

Two little ones or one big one at a time:cool3: Did anyone notice the dead snake on the pier:happy: :eek:

SouthernStarr
01-06-2007, 07:13 PM
Two little ones or one big one at a time:cool3: Did anyone notice the dead snake on the pier:happy: :eek:

I did:eek: Was that a water moccassin:confused:

stephen
01-06-2007, 07:21 PM
I did:eek: Was that a water moccassin:confused:

I think so:eek: We will have to take Sally over there :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Noahsnana
01-06-2007, 08:04 PM
Save Sally.... take Vinnie

sweetpea
01-06-2007, 08:23 PM
I had asked who took the gun to take care of things that bite...
but I see someone took care of exactly what I was talking about!!!:eek: :lol:

Koidaddy
01-06-2007, 10:32 PM
I'd love to live in the south. You guys are so fortunate!

KD

Leekinneykoi
01-07-2007, 08:39 AM
Beautiful land Stephen and Mary, how fun is it sculpting it into a dream:cool: , sure wish I lived closer I would be thrilled to help for free in such a beautiful place.:)

savannahrobinson
01-07-2007, 09:01 AM
Because I am sculpting it.

I think you like the company... :yes:

Roark
01-07-2007, 09:50 AM
Or the toys necessary to do the sculpting! :)

Roark

Swimming Jewel
01-07-2007, 09:54 AM
Looks AWESOME! Wish I could see it in person!
:cool3:

Rudy
01-07-2007, 10:49 AM
Like everyone said, a little paradise. Kudos you guys.

Just one little thing I'd like you to do for me, leave one good size bush for me to pee behind ;) . OH, and 7 Beer Bob also :heh:

Rudy

vipldy
01-07-2007, 11:59 AM
Hey Steve, set up a cam like the African one:heh: Koiphen Mud Cam:happy: Would be cool to see what animals go there when you are not there:) and to see the work you are doing in live feed:cool2:

Marie:)

HAMMERHEAD
01-08-2007, 07:42 PM
Any more progress or will it be weekend work only?

stephen
01-10-2007, 05:55 PM
Any more progress or will it be weekend work only?

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Today I went & had a Kuboto L48 machine delivered. 504 hour used unit for $20K:cool3: I played until it got dark :)

Team SA worked hard this weekend clearing brush & manicuring a few trees.

Tomorrow I will try to have a Bearcat Chipper/Shredder unit delivered & setup blowing output product into swamp increasing my land & ready for Team SA for this weekend:cool3:

GloriaL
01-10-2007, 06:00 PM
I guessed I missed something. What are you clearing for? More ponds, more yard more buildings?

stephen
01-10-2007, 06:10 PM
Hey Steve, set up a cam like the African one:heh: Koiphen Mud Cam:happy: Would be cool to see what animals go there when you are not there:) and to see the work you are doing in live feed:cool2:

Marie:)

Lots of Butterflys:) & Birds

stephen
01-10-2007, 06:13 PM
I guessed I missed something. What are you clearing for? More ponds, more yard more buildings?

More animals & other creatures:cool3: Some prolly will swim:cool2:

HAMMERHEAD
01-10-2007, 06:24 PM
You got it working now bro :willdo:

stephen
01-10-2007, 06:25 PM
Like everyone said, a little paradise. Kudos you guys.

Just one little thing I'd like you to do for me, leave one good size bush for me to pee behind ;) . OH, and 7 Beer Bob also :heh:

Rudy

I will do that bro. I will also place some dried palm leaves close to it for Robert:)

stephen
01-10-2007, 06:26 PM
:willdo:

:willdo:

saigo
01-10-2007, 06:43 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Tomorrow I will try to have a Bearcat Chipper/Shredder unit delivered & setup blowing output product into swamp increasing my land & ready for Team SA for this weekend:cool3:

Great way to clear property:cool3: But gators and water moccasins:eek: I think I will stick to my snow! Looks great Steve:)

Joey S
01-10-2007, 06:46 PM
Just one little thing I'd like you to do for me, leave one good size bush for me to pee behind ;) . OH, and 7 Beer Bob also :heh: RudyHEY Rudy, I'm close to the airport and have lots a bushes!! (Unless DH kills 'em) Will save some for ya on the way South to the new wilder ness.

Joey S
01-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Tomorrow I will try to have a Bearcat Chipper/Shredder unit delivered & setup blowing output product into swamp increasing my land & ready for Team SA for this weekend:cool3:I'm back in town! Got my gloves - got my boots - not afraid of water moccosins - can wrestle a gator - know how to feed a chipper - can make a @#@!$ nice camp fire and rustle up some good grub - bin pumpin' iron for a week - and made a new will!!! Kin I help, huh????

stephen
01-10-2007, 06:55 PM
I'm back in town! Got my gloves - got my boots - not afraid of water moccosins - can wrestle a gator - know how to feed a chipper - can make a @#@!$ nice camp fire and rustle up some good grub - bin pumpin' iron for a week - and made a new will!!! Kin I help, huh????

**** skippy:)

Leekinneykoi
01-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Stephen and Joey, at the same party:( , thats not fair, come pick me up.:)

sweetpea
01-10-2007, 07:13 PM
I'll stand in the open and watch!! I am petrified of snakes!!:eek: :heh:

Steve, I knew you would have to go get a new toy!! :lol:
We need a pic of you on it:heh: Mary will have to photog
for a bit!!:)

stephen
01-10-2007, 07:14 PM
Great way to clear property:cool3: But gators and water moccasins:eek: I think I will stick to my snow! Looks great Steve:)

Thanks:humble:

steveamy
01-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Wife's out of town this weekend, got room for one more to help. I'm a Navy chief, I know how to hold a cup of coffee:happy:.

stephen
01-10-2007, 09:34 PM
Wife's out of town this weekend, got room for one more to help. I'm a Navy chief, I know how to hold a cup of coffee:happy:.

Prolly:) I will reply tomorrow:cool3:

Rudy
01-11-2007, 12:29 AM
I will do that bro. I will also place some dried palm leaves close to it for Robert:)

:eek: That's gotta leave a mark :lol:

Rudy

stephen
01-13-2007, 05:39 PM
:eek: That's gotta leave a mark :lol:

Rudy

:nono: Only on "Girly Men" Bro:cool2: Just snapped!

Graham
01-13-2007, 05:51 PM
Stephen where this in relationship to your home?

G

stephen
01-13-2007, 05:52 PM
Wife's out of town this weekend, got room for one more to help. I'm a Navy chief, I know how to hold a cup of coffee:happy:.

We (a small herd) need to plan a day. It is still early & current #1 objective is to gain access to property. Prolly in 2-4 weeks we will do something. Next week my BearCat 76635 chipper will be in. We need to make some mulch & get rid of the mountains of brush before anything else:cool2:

HAMMERHEAD
01-13-2007, 06:13 PM
It sure is an improvement out front...nice job...the neighbors prolly even like it :lol:

savannahrobinson
01-13-2007, 06:14 PM
Big changes already!
Nice backhoe! :)

steveamy
01-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Just say the word. We'll have us a little Koiphen get together. I also have a 17 year old just beggin for manual labor. Ok, maybe he's not beggin, but I think I could convince hime to comehttp://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_9_141.gif.

stephen
01-13-2007, 06:17 PM
It sure is an improvement out front...nice job...the neighbors prolly even like it :lol:

The neighbor across the street stopped over & asked for the crew forman (Caruso) & gave him $300 & said lunches are on me.

SouthernStarr
01-13-2007, 06:54 PM
It's lookin' good:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

HAMMERHEAD
01-13-2007, 07:03 PM
The neighbor across the street stopped over & asked for the crew forman (Caruso) & gave him $300 & said lunches are on me.

I believe it...you are making an oasis out of a jungle

saigo
01-13-2007, 07:48 PM
Oh my in my dreams!! Fabulous!!!!!

JPennington
01-13-2007, 08:13 PM
The neighbor across the street stopped over & asked for the crew forman (Caruso) & gave him $300 & said lunches are on me.

You gotta love Ponte Vedra :eek:

stephen
01-13-2007, 08:28 PM
It's lookin' good:cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

;) :cool2:

Noahsnana
01-13-2007, 08:36 PM
snakes hang from those vines :eek:

stephen
01-13-2007, 08:37 PM
snakes hang from those vines :eek:

Yep:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: It is the Adam & Eve Thingy yet again:mad: :( :frown:

Noahsnana
01-13-2007, 08:48 PM
:decision: :decision: :decision:

Joey S
01-13-2007, 08:51 PM
Stephen, we are ready to help. Weather is great. Can you burn some of the debri? I see a nice bonfire, hotdogs and other goodd stuff under the moonlight after a hard day...

stephen
01-13-2007, 08:53 PM
Stephen, we are ready to help. Weather is great. Can you burn some of the debri? I see a nice bonfire, hotdogs and other goodd stuff under the moonlight after a hard day...

The time is not right but soon will be:)

IMPALA
01-13-2007, 08:53 PM
The neighbor across the street stopped over & asked for the crew forman (Caruso) & gave him $300 & said lunches are on me.

be carefull the guys might be working at the neighbor house on your dime:lol:

gray cat
01-13-2007, 10:19 PM
WOW!!! Beautiful all ready!!!:)

stephen
01-14-2007, 04:42 PM
Waiting for tow truck:frown: I got my kubota L48 stuck while making a road.:mad:

$225:( I could have gotten quite a lot of Diesel Fuel for that:mad:

gray cat
01-14-2007, 05:10 PM
Waiting for tow truck:frown: I got my kubota L48 stuck while making a road.:mad:

$225:( I could have gotten quite a lot of Diesel Fuel for that:mad:

:yes: :yes: :yes: :punk1:

sweetpea
01-14-2007, 05:25 PM
No pics?:eek:

stephen
01-14-2007, 06:18 PM
No pics?:eek:

They are calling another truck to help:frown:

vipldy
01-14-2007, 06:21 PM
Waiting for tow truck:frown: I got my kubota L48 stuck while making a road.:mad:

$225:( I could have gotten quite a lot of Diesel Fuel for that:mad:

Oh no:lol: :rolleyes: Didn't you have problems with your first pond dig :)

Marie:)

Joey S
01-14-2007, 06:28 PM
You call that STUCK???? :eek: I call it buried. :nono: :nono: When you do it - you always do it big. :sorry:

sweetpea
01-14-2007, 06:37 PM
I imagine the sand is as bad as mud, if not worse:heh: :heh: :eek:

sweetpea
01-14-2007, 06:38 PM
I NEED to know if Mary gave you the look?:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:

pskorf
01-14-2007, 06:40 PM
a funny angle to try and pull it out.they trying to pull it through the side of hill?

Leekinneykoi
01-14-2007, 07:49 PM
:lol: Now Steve, you are suppose to dig your self out and use the bucket to lift and drag the backhoe to safety.:) :p:

HAMMERHEAD
01-14-2007, 07:57 PM
Good looking truck bro :)

Rudy
01-14-2007, 08:09 PM
No excuse for gettin stuck like that :nono:

But your happy so,
Rudy

stephen
01-14-2007, 08:49 PM
We:rolleyes: gotter out:cool3:

Gene
01-14-2007, 08:56 PM
:cool:

IMPALA
01-14-2007, 10:30 PM
not just anyone could get that mech stuck;)

stephen
01-15-2007, 11:05 AM
Now a **** tree fell on my road.:mad: Chainsaw time

stephen
01-15-2007, 05:28 PM
just snapped:cool3:

sweetpea
01-15-2007, 05:30 PM
:pullup: :clap: :cheer:

Joey S
01-15-2007, 05:31 PM
Mary says, ALL CLEAR!! No snakes, no gators, no body. Y'all come on....

stephen
01-15-2007, 05:37 PM
coming friday:weehee:

sweetpea
01-15-2007, 05:51 PM
UHOH:eek: :eek:

stephen
01-15-2007, 05:53 PM
UHOH:eek: :eek:

Yep:frown: It is the same model they used in the movie "Fargo" to dispose of bodies:frown:

HAMMERHEAD
01-15-2007, 06:05 PM
You dug a nice chunk out of the hill...looking good...that should have helped alot with the steep drp off

steveamy
01-15-2007, 06:07 PM
Yep:frown: It is the same model they used in the movie "Fargo" to dispose of bodies:frown:

Got someone in mind:confused::confused::cool3::nono:?

SouthernStarr
01-15-2007, 06:25 PM
coming friday:weehee:

Uh Oh - hide the small children and animals:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

stephen
01-15-2007, 06:26 PM
Got someone in mind:confused::confused::cool3::nono:?

:nono: :nono: :nono: :nono: I no longer discuss folks at other parishes:nono:

stephen
01-15-2007, 06:43 PM
You dug a nice chunk out of the hill...looking good...that should have helped alot with the steep drp off


Will try to have a couple trucks of stones delivered tomorrow to mix with that sugar sand:cool2:

cindy
01-15-2007, 09:19 PM
so whats the plan with the land?

IMPALA
01-15-2007, 09:53 PM
Stephen
be careful.
my friend had a kobuta and i had a blast playing with it, still have the key ha ha ha

20 years ago I went to a fire/rescue call MVA
"old man Calhoon" was trying to load his bulldoser on to the trailer.
very experienced mechine operator. doser didnt have a roll cage.
was raining a little. ramps slick.
the doser weighed prob 2-3 times yours, and had a much lower center of gravity, and no back hoe.
I didnt think you could ever flip a doser.

yep-- it flipped when he was going up the ramp and it slipped off.:frown:

all we could see was his plad shirt and arm poping out from under the doser.
no rush any more.

glad to see you do have a roll cage, just dont test it out, please:cool2:

savannahrobinson
01-16-2007, 02:16 AM
Be very careful around that chipper.
Don't burn - you are going to need all that yummy mulch. Make a big pile somewhere out of the way, water it - it will start to steam. :D:
Takes about a year for it to reduce by half. Then its good for EVERYthing.
But you can use it as soon as it stops steaming as a topping.

Roark
01-16-2007, 08:19 AM
I'm sitting here laughing after the "stuck tractor" episode. :) Seems like Savannah has good company now! Teheheheh!!!

Serious question: You're accumulating hardware but don't have anywhere to put it! You gonna build a barn to park this stuff in? Maybe one with a loft, power, a data feed, air conditioning, a fire pit outside, etc? (I'm thinking you need a guest house. I'll be happy to test it for ya. heheheh!)

Roark

stephen
01-16-2007, 08:43 AM
I'm sitting here laughing after the "stuck tractor" episode. :) Seems like Savannah has good company now! Teheheheh!!!

Serious question: You're accumulating hardware but don't have anywhere to put it! You gonna build a barn to park this stuff in? Maybe one with a loft, power, a data feed, air conditioning, a fire pit outside, etc? (I'm thinking you need a guest house. I'll be happy to test it for ya. heheheh!)

Roark

Small horse stable & a guest house:)

DRussell
01-16-2007, 05:39 PM
Looks like fun just yell if you need any help. Stay safe.

stephen
01-17-2007, 05:05 PM
Put 40 cubic yards of 3/4" lime rock on my road. Told them to keep the trucks a rollin' in the am:cool3:

savannahrobinson
01-17-2007, 05:11 PM
Ten truck loads? That's a bunch o'rocks.
Do you have a box blade to level it?

Roark
01-17-2007, 05:12 PM
Put 40 cubic yards of 3/4" lime rock on my road. Told them to keep the trucks a rollin' in the am:cool3:

WHOOO HOOO!!! But what are you using for base?

Roark

stephen
01-17-2007, 05:15 PM
Ten truck loads? That's a bunch o'rocks.
Do you have a box blade to level it?

4 truck loads. I have my kubota backhoe. I leveled that today in the rain. Mary is now out getting it unstuck for me again (dolt emoticon)

stephen
01-17-2007, 05:16 PM
WHOOO HOOO!!! But what are you using for base?

Roark

ether:eek1:

Joey S
01-17-2007, 05:27 PM
If your weather was anything like mine today, not a fun day to play in the clearing. And how did Mary get stuck with unsticking your stuck up kabuto.

stephen
01-17-2007, 05:35 PM
If your weather was anything like mine today, not a fun day to play in the clearing. And how did Mary get stuck with unsticking your stuck up kabuto.

She is better at it than me

DRussell
01-17-2007, 06:15 PM
crushed limerock is a good base for roads and driveways when placed on a good compacted dry sub base, just make sure if you dont pave it you have good drainage so water does not puddle or stay on top roo long.
We need pics !

stephen
01-18-2007, 06:46 PM
70 cubic yards lime rock down over the sugar sand. Tomorrow chipper is arriving & I will top road with a few tons chips.

stephen
01-19-2007, 04:32 PM
Mary can make that Kubota Talk:yahoo: :cheer: Just snapped. Crew of 11 tomorrow 7am-5pm:punk1: Road finished:wee_hee:

vipldy
01-19-2007, 04:46 PM
Marie shaking head and clapping hands:clap: WTG Mary:cheer: :cheer: BTW thats a cool road :cool3:

Marie:D:

JPennington
01-19-2007, 04:56 PM
That's one heck of a chipper! I have been to the property twice and it was like night and day. You have done a great job cleaning it up!

Leekinneykoi
01-19-2007, 05:11 PM
:clap: :clap: :cheer: Go Mary,
nice chipper, ran one for 4 years, if its not an automatic feeder, meaning you have to jam the brush in the blades, be very careful:yes: , lost many gloves, ripped shirts/pants, when long branches/ brush went whipping by, sometimes the tip of the branch of a willo gives you a serious whoppen.:eek1: :rofl2:

stephen
01-19-2007, 05:14 PM
:clap: :clap: :cheer: Go Mary,
nice chipper, ran one for 4 years, if its not an automatic feeder, meaning you have to jam the brush in the blades, be very careful:yes: , lost many gloves, ripped shirts/pants, when long branches/ brush went whipping by, sometimes the tip of the branch of a willo gives you a serious whoppen.:eek1: :rofl2:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

SouthernStarr
01-19-2007, 05:21 PM
Is there anything Mary can't do:confused: :confused: WTG Mary:clap: :clap: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: Looking good!

Leekinneykoi
01-19-2007, 05:24 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Are you saying I should know better.:D: :harhar:

stephen
01-19-2007, 06:04 PM
Are you saying I should know better.:D: :harhar:

No. You are extremely close to West Virginia:dunce: and are excused:punk1:

Gene
01-19-2007, 08:35 PM
:cool:

stephen
01-19-2007, 08:42 PM
:cool:

:yahoo:

gray cat
01-19-2007, 08:47 PM
I just bet Mary was having the time of her life behind that wheel.:yes:

stephen
01-19-2007, 08:57 PM
I just bet Mary was having the time of her life behind that wheel.:yes:

Yep:Real mad: :Real mad: She says, "You can have it back in a few minutes":rolleyes:

stephen
01-20-2007, 04:23 PM
Winding down for the day, just snapped:cool3: Mini Crew at 7 am tomorrow:cheer:

Graham
01-20-2007, 04:40 PM
Stephen have you got a plot plan of the lot so we can get an overveiw of what you've got in mind to do here?

The last Pic I assume that he's killing something :)

stephen
01-20-2007, 04:47 PM
Stephen have you got a plot plan of the lot so we can get an overveiw of what you've got in mind to do here?

The last Pic I assume that he's killing something :)

I will look Graham. Hopefully you will be able to come visit when you do Orlando.:punk1:

Graham
01-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Sounds good Maybe we'll drive up on the 7th for a few hours ...see the pond and The Clearing........along with you and Mary :) be in touch

G

Joey S
01-20-2007, 05:19 PM
I just love a gal who knows how to handle powerful things! YOU GO MARY. :clap: :clap: :cheer: :cheer: :punk1: :yes:

stephen
01-23-2007, 11:34 AM
:cheer:

gray cat
01-23-2007, 12:08 PM
GIT-R-DONE STEPHEN!!!:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :clap: :clap: :punk1:

Aussies5
01-23-2007, 12:23 PM
GIT-R-DONE STEPHEN!!!:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :clap: :clap: :punk1:


Nancy, Larry the Cable Guy is my kind of guy. I know this is off the subject Stephen but I just had to do it.:punk1:

Barbara

stephen
01-23-2007, 05:56 PM
Nancy, Larry the Cable Guy is my kind of guy. I know this is off the subject Stephen but I just had to do it.:punk1:

Barbara

All my threads go off in tangents. No problema:cool3: Just snapped.:dunce:

sweetpea
01-23-2007, 05:58 PM
Oh, I see.....Mary's working and you're taking pics!!:rolleyes:

stephen
01-23-2007, 06:05 PM
Oh, I see.....Mary's working and you're taking pics!!:rolleyes:

Yepper:yes: But it seems like she takes a break every few hours:slap:

vipldy
01-23-2007, 06:14 PM
Got a few gas cans there:rolleyes:

Marie:D:

Aussies5
01-23-2007, 06:18 PM
Oh, I see.....Mary's working and you're taking pics!!:rolleyes:

Diane, I was thinking the same thing.:yes: But you know it takes a lot of strengh to hold the camera at just the right angle, so taking pictures is a "man thing".:D: As they say "women's work is never done".:yahoo:


Barbara

SouthernStarr
01-23-2007, 06:20 PM
Go Mary:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: I bet she is anxious for her horse stable:yes: :yes: :yes:

HAMMERHEAD
01-23-2007, 07:54 PM
Looks like the two of you are really enjoying this project :yes:

Leekinneykoi
01-23-2007, 08:00 PM
Looks like the two of you are really enjoying this project :yes:
Yep:yes: :clap: , I wanna help Mary:( :punk1: :punk1: ;)

savannahrobinson
01-23-2007, 08:34 PM
I can't wait for Mary to start feeding the alligator. :yes:

They eat frozen rats. :To funny:

gray cat
01-23-2007, 11:40 PM
I can't wait for Mary to start feeding the alligator. :yes:

They eat frozen rats. :To funny:

:eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

Gene
01-23-2007, 11:45 PM
Yepper:yes: But it seems like she takes a break every few hours:slap:

Mary looks very chipper to me. :yes: I guess the work agrees with her.

:rofl:

stephen
01-24-2007, 04:27 PM
Got a few gas cans there:rolleyes:

Marie:D:


**** Skippy:punk1: All kinds of petroleum products. (go bush:bow: )

stephen
01-24-2007, 04:35 PM
:eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

Yep:eek1: It's a Jungle out there I tell ya:eek1: The bridge road is complete:cheer: Now working on some trails:cool3:

steveamy
01-24-2007, 05:02 PM
Trails? Did I hear trails? Mountain bike trails. Now that could be some fun.

Roark
01-24-2007, 07:01 PM
Stephen, you're havin' WAY too much fun!!! :) When do I get to play with some of the Koiphenator's new toys???

On that gascan-labeling-thing you're doing, you might want to heed a word of caution: Get the yellow diesel cans for diesel and use the red cans only for gasoline. At some point, somebody is accidently gonna put gasoline in your new diesel tractor, at which point you're in for an expensive and painful mess. Gasoline in more than trace amounts will wipe the injector pump in a few short minutes (and with the new ultra-low sulphur diesel, it's gonna get even worse). Also, in a direct-injection engine (like the Kubota), you'll blow the tips off the injectors when you load it up even mildly as the gasoline detonates in the injector tip. And may God help you if you've got a glow-plug or a pre-heater!

With some of the prehistoric diesel engines, you could run a 50:1 or 75:1 mix of diesel/gas during the dead of winter to keep the fuel from gelling. Not anymore. With modern engines and injector pumps, even that level will quickly wear the system out. (It's interesting to note that Deere has a field test they run when presented with an engine warranty claim. If they detect ANY gasoline in the fuel... and the test is good to 1 part in 400-500... they'll flatly refuse to honor the warranty).

Roark

stephen
01-24-2007, 07:06 PM
Stephen, you're havin' WAY too much fun!!! :) When do I get to play with some of the Koiphenator's new toys???
Roark

Sometime in the near future:cool3: I am web shopping:cool3: This also signal the return of the "GraveDigger":eek1: It has been in storage since the last time I drove it & landed in jail:image057:

Graham
01-24-2007, 07:13 PM
Mary may get mad at you:yes: :doghouse: :pint: ;) ;)

stephen
01-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Mary may get mad at you:yes: :doghouse: :pint: ;) ;)

Off street only:punk1:

Graham
01-24-2007, 07:38 PM
Wasn't that the initial plan the last time LMAO...just make sure there's no gay parade around:cheer:

stephen
01-24-2007, 07:44 PM
:cheer:

:rofl2:

sweetpea
01-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Yepper:yes: But it seems like she takes a break every few hours:slap:

Oh, good help is soooo hard to get now days!!:clap: :clap: :D:


Did you guys have horses before?

stephen
01-25-2007, 06:05 PM
:clap: :clap: :D:
Did you guys have horses before?

No - Also have not had potbellied pigs, peacocks, ducks, aligators, chickens & many other creatures:punk1:

SouthernStarr
01-25-2007, 06:09 PM
You can call it 'Mary's Wild Kingdom':cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

stephen
01-25-2007, 06:22 PM
You can call it 'Mary's Wild Kingdom':cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

It definitely will become a refuse for wild animals. Cats, possums, etc. Mary is shopping for bird, squirrel & other creature feeders:D:

gray cat
01-25-2007, 06:28 PM
Let Mary know if she needs any extra squirrels just give me a call!:yes: I can't help with the possums!:eek1:

steveamy
01-25-2007, 06:40 PM
No - Also have not had potbellied pigs, peacocks, ducks, aligators, chickens & many other creatures:punk1:

I'm thinking if you throw a couple of cats around, you should have the alligators come around shortly there after:eek1:.




Whoa there cat lovers. I was just joking:harhar:.

stephen
01-25-2007, 07:08 PM
I'm thinking if you throw a couple of cats around, you should have the alligators come around shortly there after:eek1:.




Whoa there cat lovers. I was just joking:harhar:.

There will be millions of them around:D: I saved 9 skids of kp food for the Refuge:cool3:

saigo
01-25-2007, 07:13 PM
Let Mary know if she needs any extra squirrels just give me a call!:yes: I can't help with the possums!:eek1:

Yup I gots lots of them! Will gladly ship!!!

sweetpea
01-25-2007, 07:27 PM
But with the gators around...there won't be much of anything
else around.:croc: :fear:

stephen
01-25-2007, 07:31 PM
But with the gators around...there won't be much of anything
else around.:croc: :fear:

They will be contained in a separate Gator Alley area:cool3:

sweetpea
01-25-2007, 07:35 PM
They will be contained in a separate Gator Alley area:cool3:

But why would you even want them there?:confused: :rolleyes:

Oh, I see.....so Brother Mark can just "disappear":eek1:

stephen
01-25-2007, 07:37 PM
But why would you even want them there?:confused: :rolleyes:

Oh, I see.....so Brother Mark can just "disappear":eek1:

If Noah put them on the Ark, I reckon I should have a few lurking around as well:confused:

stephen
01-27-2007, 05:06 PM
:cool3:

sweetpea
01-27-2007, 05:16 PM
OH NO, quick Steve...one of the SAMEs is stuck in the chipper!!!:eek1: :eek1:

SouthernStarr
01-27-2007, 05:19 PM
Nice looking trail:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Did Mary let someone else drive the Kubota today:confused: :confused: :D:

stephen
01-27-2007, 05:20 PM
OH NO, quick Steve...one of the SAMEs is stuck in the chipper!!!:eek1: :eek1:

He was taking a break so I shoved him in:yell: :yell: The others are working very hard right now:cool3:

sweetpea
01-27-2007, 05:20 PM
So, how many of the legless creatures have you run into
while traipsing around in the underbrush?:fear:

stephen
01-28-2007, 10:27 AM
So, how many of the legless creatures have you run into
while traipsing around in the underbrush?:fear:

I haven't seen any:no:

Rudy
01-28-2007, 10:43 AM
Have you mentioned the size of the property and I missed it or is that still a secret? If so, never mind.

Bet it smells good in there (not a joke),
Rudy

Leekinneykoi
01-28-2007, 10:55 AM
Looking great and a natural Tarzan swing to boot.:cool: :punk1:

savannahrobinson
01-28-2007, 01:23 PM
If Noah put them on the Ark, I reckon I should have a few lurking around as well:confused:

That's a nice attitude, but I think there were a few critters that didn't need an ark to survive. :eek:

The one's that could say - its going to rain 40 days and 40 nights and flood the whole world.... so?
:lol:

stephen
01-28-2007, 04:41 PM
Looking great and a natural Tarzan swing to boot.:cool: :punk1:

Yep:cool3: There may someday be a river running thru it. It would be called Cull River:cheer:

Noahsnana
01-28-2007, 05:00 PM
:rofl2: :rofl2:

stephen
01-28-2007, 05:02 PM
:rofl2: :rofl2:

Truth:punk1:

Leekinneykoi
01-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Yep:cool3: There may someday be a river running thru it. It would be called Cull River:cheer:
I like it.:yes:

stephen
01-28-2007, 05:16 PM
:yes:

:cool3:

gray cat
01-29-2007, 09:34 AM
He was taking a break so I shoved him in:yell: :yell: The others are working very hard right now:cool3:

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :To funny: :To funny: :To funny: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2: :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:

:punk1: :punk1: :punk1:

stephen
01-31-2007, 06:52 PM
Just piddling today. Just snapped:cool3:

sweetpea
01-31-2007, 07:09 PM
Beautiful pics, Steve:yes: :yahoo:

Leekinneykoi
01-31-2007, 07:24 PM
:cool: Pictures:punk1:, what is the red ribbon on the dead wood, is that a destined for the chipper tag.:D:

stephen
01-31-2007, 07:25 PM
:cool: Pictures:punk1:, what is the red ribbon on the dead wood, is that a destined for the chipper tag.:D:

Nope:no: It is destined to be a keeper. Everything not tagged is chipper material:D:

Leekinneykoi
01-31-2007, 07:30 PM
Nope:no: It is destined to be a keeper. Everything not tagged is chipper material:D:
Oh, figured you or should I say Mary:D:, had a system of some sorts for the crew.:yes:

stephen
02-03-2007, 11:55 AM
:mad: :mad: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell: :yell:

DRussell
02-03-2007, 12:12 PM
Looks like you need to do some grading work to channel the water run off from the road. The good thing is now you know where the water wants to go.:D:

David

Rudy
02-03-2007, 12:29 PM
Two steps forward, one step back. You'll get er done, I got faith in ya. ;)

GO BEARS,
Rudy

Joey S
02-03-2007, 01:52 PM
I knew WE had a gully washer!! Guess you got it, too. :eek1: What's plan B?

savannahrobinson
02-03-2007, 01:58 PM
I don't know how to build roads on sand. Gotta channel the water and stabilize the sand somehow. :dunce:

Leekinneykoi
02-03-2007, 02:13 PM
I don't know how to build roads on sand. Gotta channel the water and stabilize the sand somehow. :dunce:

What she said, and you are now a major contributor of soil and sediment erosion, you should have attended that class with Bart yesterday.:heh::p:

stephen
02-03-2007, 02:26 PM
I knew WE had a gully washer!! Guess you got it, too. :eek1: What's plan B?

It is fixed already. It is only temporary to gain access. Basically a bridge.

stephen
02-03-2007, 06:35 PM
Planting some pompas grass:cool3:

gray cat
02-03-2007, 06:38 PM
Beautiful. Lucky critters!:punk1:

stephen
02-07-2007, 06:06 PM
Beautiful. Lucky critters!:punk1:

Yep. Still working on trails, clearing & cleanup. Sunday-Friday Mary & I. Saturdays SAMes join us. Just snapped.:cool3:

gray cat
02-07-2007, 06:09 PM
How BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the palm trees!!!:yes:

SouthernStarr
02-07-2007, 06:15 PM
I love it! It's looking great:yes: :yes:

Graham
02-07-2007, 06:25 PM
What's with the critter food...not enough there now ???

stephen
02-07-2007, 06:35 PM
How BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the palm trees!!!:yes:

:cool3:

Graham
02-07-2007, 06:37 PM
4 weeks and counting till that veiw and temps that are not minus 17*c

Nice shot

stephen
02-07-2007, 06:39 PM
4 weeks and counting till that veiw and temps that are not minus 17*c

Nice shot

70 & Sunny here today:cool3: I worked up a little sweat today but am not gonna complain:no:

gray cat
02-07-2007, 06:40 PM
BEAUTIFUL ocean shot with Palms. Two of my most favorite things in the world.:yes:

SouthernStarr
02-07-2007, 06:46 PM
I worked up a little sweat today but am not gonna complain:no:

Did Mary let you drive the Kubota today:confused: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

HAMMERHEAD
02-07-2007, 08:17 PM
looks like alot has been accomplished...we will come inspect it for you sometime soon :D:

Joey S
02-07-2007, 08:30 PM
When are you gonna be ready for the 'free' laborers?? Now, mind you, I'm tolerant of all the critters, but I'm not big on the snakes :eek1: and spiders. :no: ;)

keith h
02-07-2007, 08:56 PM
70 & Sunny here today:cool3: I worked up a little sweat today but am not gonna complain:no:

I'm down in Lake Wales this week, you live in paradise you shouldn't complain at all, quite different from the LA area. (Green)

stephen
02-07-2007, 09:30 PM
What's with the critter food...not enough there now ???

:no:

sweetpea
02-08-2007, 08:52 AM
Looks great!! The little palms are just coming up on their own?:eek1:

DRussell
02-10-2007, 08:07 AM
Looks great!! The little palms are just coming up on their own?:eek1:

Diane those are called palmetto bushes not palms.:D:

stephen
02-10-2007, 08:21 AM
Crew of 12 today. I will take pics:cool3:

stephen
02-10-2007, 08:41 AM
When are you gonna be ready for the 'free' laborers?? Now, mind you, I'm tolerant of all the critters, but I'm not big on the snakes :eek1: and spiders. :no: ;)

Right now:cool3: :cheer:

gray cat
02-10-2007, 08:46 AM
I'll be right down!:yes: :punk1:

stephen
02-10-2007, 10:12 AM
I'll be right down!:yes: :punk1:

:cheer:

savannahrobinson
02-10-2007, 10:17 AM
kewl. Be safe!

Joey S
02-10-2007, 10:29 AM
Great day for working!! Not too cold, not too hot. Soooo I'm pouring concrete!! :D: Give me more warning for the next boot camp work day. :punk1:

DRussell
02-10-2007, 10:48 AM
Stephen how big is this property ? a few acres?

stephen
02-10-2007, 05:06 PM
Stephen how big is this property ? a few acres?

That would be a correct statement:cool3:

SouthernStarr
02-10-2007, 05:30 PM
Wow! It looks wonderful! What a paradise:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

stephen
02-10-2007, 05:35 PM
Wow! It looks wonderful! What a paradise:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Possibly:confused: But a humble:humble: paradise:cool3:

Ron C
02-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow Stephen it is really looking great!!! Mary and you are making paradise. It is a humble paradise only because of the man and woman making it.

You have the greatest toys. I wanna come help play, I mean work. :yahoo:

Graham
02-10-2007, 07:02 PM
This is neat and I'm looking forward to seeing...what have you got in mind for the reptile bog?????????

G

pskorf
02-11-2007, 12:21 AM
so what size gun do you carry when you go into the woods?

sweetpea
02-11-2007, 10:07 AM
I just love the old trees that are leaning
across each other. They look great!!

It's beautiful out through there.:cheer: :cheer:

stephen
02-11-2007, 07:06 PM
I just love the old trees that are leaning
across each other. They look great!!

It's beautiful out through there.:cheer: :cheer:

:cheer2:

savannahrobinson
02-11-2007, 09:21 PM
The photo of the old tree, with the fresh green grass beneath - surely a new adventure because you cleared the brush - that's a beautiful thing. :yes:

Gene
02-11-2007, 09:30 PM
I think I heard the mating call of a bull ape. :thinking: Maybe it was Tarzan.

dzs1945
02-12-2007, 09:25 AM
We are slow in the lawn seedding biz in Feb. Will work for food. Shall I bring the JD or Kabota? That's me on the loader Kabota.

sunshine kathy
02-12-2007, 09:30 AM
Will somebody fill me in on whats going on?????????????

DRussell
02-12-2007, 06:37 PM
Stephen , I think that one picture with the grassy hill under the oak tree looks like a old Indian burial mound.. Hey it's possible :rolleyes:

Rita in Il
02-13-2007, 03:48 PM
When are you gonna be ready for the 'free' laborers?? Now, mind you, I'm tolerant of all the critters, but I'm not big on the snakes :eek1: and spiders. :no: ;)


Right now


You sure you don't need my brother's help? :D: :D: :D:

DRussell
02-18-2007, 02:39 PM
any updates?

stephen
02-18-2007, 02:43 PM
I will take some pics today. We are still clearing trails for access. Not quite halfway done yet.

stephen
02-18-2007, 06:14 PM
I will take some pics today. We are still clearing trails for access. Not quite halfway done yet.

I may have taken a few:rolleyes:

Leekinneykoi
02-18-2007, 06:19 PM
:cool: :cool: :clap: :punk1: That Mary is a worker.:yes:

stephen
02-18-2007, 06:30 PM
:cool: :cool: :clap: :punk1: That Mary is a worker.:yes:

Good Thing:D:

HAMMERHEAD
02-18-2007, 06:47 PM
What a wonderful transformation.....can't wait to see it again :cool:

stephen
02-18-2007, 06:51 PM
What a wonderful transformation.....can't wait to see it again :cool:

You & Kathy are always welcome bro.:punk1:

The last 2 pics are marked for orchid plantings:cool3:

BAKA
02-18-2007, 06:55 PM
Beautiful!!!! You and Mary have done a great job.....Can't wait to see it...

stephen
02-18-2007, 07:06 PM
Beautiful!!!! You and Mary have done a great job.....Can't wait to see it...

:cheer:

SouthernStarr
02-18-2007, 07:10 PM
WOW! Stephen - you and Mary have really done a great job with this land:clap: :clap: There are some gorgeous live oaks there. Mary is already feeding the wild critters I see;) ;) I love watching the progress:cheer: :cheer:

stephen
02-18-2007, 07:10 PM
Last 3 pics, taken from the KMobile on the journey back:cool3:

cindy
02-18-2007, 07:44 PM
animal haven

some ideas http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/feature/backyard/

Rudy
02-18-2007, 11:31 PM
Tarzan & Jane :clap: :yahoo:

Looks great monkey man :cool:

Rudy

Gene
02-19-2007, 09:19 AM
Excellent progress! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

Leekinneykoi
02-19-2007, 09:25 AM
You & Kathy are always welcome bro.:punk1:

The last 2 pics are marked for orchid plantings:cool3:
Stephen I love the 3rd shot with the Sun just behind the branches.:punk1: :punk1: :punk1: :cool:

stephen
02-19-2007, 12:52 PM
Mary & I have discussed the possibility of finding a nice spot for an island. A big oak, few palms, etc. Then build a log cabin on it & build a pond/small lake:rolleyes: around it:cool3:

vipldy
02-19-2007, 01:17 PM
Mary & I have discussed the possibility of finding a nice spot for an island. A big oak, few palms, etc. Then build a log cabin on it & build a pond/small lake:rolleyes: around it:cool3:

Sounds sweet:yes: You sort of have that at the lake home:yes:

Marie:D:

stephen
02-19-2007, 01:24 PM
Sounds sweet:yes: You sort of have that at the lake home:yes:

Marie:D:

:cool3:

Leekinneykoi
02-19-2007, 01:25 PM
Mary & I have discussed the possibility of finding a nice spot for an island. A big oak, few palms, etc. Then build a log cabin on it & build a pond/small lake:rolleyes: around it:cool3:
:cool: If I become a squatter on that spot and you build it around me, can I keep it.:D: :D: :D: :D: :thinking:

stephen
08-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Hooked my water up today. 160 gpm:yahoo:

Billy
08-21-2007, 08:24 PM
Poor Mary is working up a sweat and your your just standing around taking pics.:cool:

vipldy
08-21-2007, 08:24 PM
Poor Mary:no: What do you have her doing now:confused: She looks great btw:yes:

Marie