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Water Hole
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Cody Dulmes
Oct 09, 2017
I have sandy loam soil and have had this water hole for 2 years now. I have not had any issues so far so I am happy with it. If you can find a liner for a decent price it may be worth it but so far bentonite has been working great for me. I took a 5 gallon bucket and drilled some holes in the bottom of it that were about 3/8" in diameter. I then filled the bucket up with the soil type I was making my water hole in. leave about 6 - 8" space from the top of the bucket for pouring water. I filled the rest of the bucket up with water and watched the water slowly drain through and out the bottom of the bucket. I dumped out the wet soil and added dry soil back in. Then I weighed out 1 pound of bentonite and spread it out on top of the soil in the bucket. After that I mixed the top 1" of soil in with the bentonite and then added another pound of bentonite on top of that but didn't mix that in. Then I filled the top of the bucket with water again. I let it sit over night and the next day the water level never dropped. I ran a stick through it a few times and never saw any water level loss. I went with about 2 pounds that I mixed in and then another pound I figured as a top layer. If you do try it I would test out your soil in a bucket to give a better estimate on how much you need to get. The diameter of the 5 gallon bucket is really close to a square foot. This test tells me how many pounds of bentonite I need per square foot of soil. Also you want to use sodium bentonite (bentonite clay) and not calcium bentonite.
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Mass Builder/Fall Draw Plot
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Wolf River corn from GRO planted on my property in upper MI.
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Wolf River corn from GRO planted on my property in upper MI.
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Wolf River corn from GRO planted on my property in upper MI.
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8/30 pictures
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 31, 2017
Very Nice!
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Mass Builder/Fall Draw Plot
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Mass Builder/Fall Draw Plot
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 17, 2017
No problem!
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Mass Builder/Fall Draw Plot
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 17, 2017
AWESOME!!!!!
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Plot pictures
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 17, 2017
Nice!
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Scrape Lines
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 14, 2017
Very nice!
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The launch of 3x
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 14, 2017
Awesome! Looks like a great mix!
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Mass Builder/Fall Draw Plot
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Inner Sanctum Update
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 03, 2017
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Plot pictures
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 03, 2017
Awesome!
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Inner Sanctum Update
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Cody Dulmes
Aug 03, 2017
I would mow it.
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