Secured the equipment needed to do the upgrades to the new property a couple weeks back and we got started right away. I thought I would keep y'all updated on the progress on here. The original plan was to make 3 - 4 one acre pools with drainage to the creek. Each pool location has a good opening in the canopy to allow sunlight in for crop growth and also to give the ducks a place to enter (my favorite part). We would start by planting Plot Screen by Frigid Forage along the roadside to keep everything hidden and to also make the ducks and other wildlife feel comfortable. We would plant a cover crop on the burms and trails to prevent erosion and finally we would plant Japanese millet and possible some smartweed in the areas that will flood. We will be able to pump water out of the nearby creek for irrigation and for flooding when the time is right. We will install PVC piping for drainage on the low ends with an upright skimmer to maintain desired water level. These skimmers will come off when I want to drain the pool.
Since this is my first time building habitat or growing any kind of food plot, any suggestions are welcome. We've progessed along pretty nicely in the past 2 weeks and I will show you that progress in the next couple posts.