An incredible season. So very much to be thankful for. Everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Where you can not see from the road, I have 6 separate food plots (1/2 acre clover, 1/2 acre chicory, 6 acres corn/brassica or soybeans/brassica - the mix is determined by how much free seed I have of each, 1/2 acre clover, and 1/2 acre chicory). These plots total about 8 acres. I buy my clover, chicory and brassica seeds from Grandpa Rays. The corn and soybeans I get free leftover partial bags from area farmers. In August, I always hand broadcast a brassica mix (Rape, Winfred Brassica, Ethiopian cabbage, or Daikon radishes) into my standing corn and/or soybeans before a forecasted rain event. I want green leafy food available as many months of the year as possible, but especially I want it available in the fall when the neighboring properties do not have any green left. I personally believe having the food variety/plots is a huge draw.
There is approximately 20 acres of trees (cedar, locust, elm) that we almost never enter. The remaining 70 acres is open pasture (no trees) that I run cattle on from May to October.
MacGyver would be proud of your plots! ;-)