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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Ah, tasajillo is a nasty little cactus! There's nothing like trying to cut down a mesquite tree that has tasajillo, and algarita growing around the base of it!!

What I call a pincushion cactus is actually the chisos hedgehog. We have a few of them around too. They are pretty when they bloom. If you have bluebonnets this year, you will have a ton of them when your not in a drought.

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:51 pm 
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I'm hoping it will get easier once we work our way through our list and get to the maintenance stage
Yeah, it does, but you never get past the maintenance stage. Of course, we have cows who spread a lot of seed, but mesquites just never quit coming up. Cedar may be the same way, dont know much about cedar, we dont have but a few. Mesquite and prickly pear, ugh!!

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:02 pm 
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We also have 10 acres, and it's MORE than enough to take care of! I'm hoping it will get easier once we work our way through our list and get to the maintenance stage. Right now DJ is working on a big "dog yard" fence that goes around the kennels, but he's having to cut trees and clear brush as he goes.


I'm hiring - experience is a plus :))

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 Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:15 pm 
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lol - tweezers are in the pocket - yesterday we shared a pair, today, I'm getting my own pair :)

tasajillo is what I call turkey cactus -- although I seem to be the only one that calls it that.... :D

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lots of prickly pear, which we will leave if it looks good......

a few horse crippler also, which I thought was the same as devil's pincushion (also chisos hedghog)

on the pretty side, bluebonnets are starting to pop up on the creek bank :-BD



Wait till one of the dogs get one of this in the roof of there mouth!! Fun times!

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:37 am 
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Wow!! It's looking good!

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I piled this up so I could watch it burn....
Just for you Betty! :)

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Experience is not necessarily a must......however you should probably purchase a couple of chainsaws to start with. I only have 2 acres and burned up 2 fairly quickly.

I did learn that one tank full of gas in a chainsaw will put more trees and limbs on the ground than I care to drag.....

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 Post Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:05 pm 
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I've got it down to five minutes of cutting and thirty minutes of dragging.....that ratio sucks. ;)

If you aren't using the new, premium, ethanol-free. premix fuel you are missing out.

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Roy did the cutting and I did the dragging- I always figured that I was getting the short end of the stick!! I also got to buy my own grubbing hoe for prickly pear!!

Be careful with that burn- it's pretty big! :))

Kevin, I bet a lot of yours was cedar? We just have a good mix of mesquite, oak- which we rarely cut down- prickly pear, algarita and the tasajillo. We have just a few small cedars that I will poison this year. Does cedar come back like mesquite does? A big mesguite will come back from the roots time after time before you kill them completely. We have some other scrub, but it's not so sticky and I dont pay much attention to something that doesnt stick. I will tell you that horse crippler will go thru a tennis shoe like it wasnt there!!

I get out and poison little mesquites that come up in the wheat field every spring- every spring!!!! What you need to get is those little pellets that you use one pellet and it kills prickly pear and mesquite- no license needed. Of course, the dead mesquite will stand for YEARS, so you would still have to cut it down.

Rod, I noticed that you didnt get any volunteers from your offer to help y'all!

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I would think 99% of mine were cedar...................

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Ha, that's probably why you burned up those chain saws!!

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Have fun!!

Are those live oaks in the background?

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