Welcome to the Chicken Ranch!

 (newly acquired 9/24/04)

Not much to see here right now I know...

We recently purchased 22 acres in Shelby County to build on in the next few years.

 It is tract 9 in the satellite photo below. (click on photos for larger view)

Below are some Topo maps I made using GPS coordinates of the property lines. Note that the 3D pictures below are exaggerated 8x to show the slope of the land. It is NOT that drastic or hilly as it appears.



Below are some of the first photos of the land.


9/26/04 - Land Acquired (Showing the old tobacco barn and views from behind it before the leaves dropped.)

11/15/04 - After the leaves have fallen


11/28/04 - Planted first 2  Sugar Maple Trees to line future Driveway


12/5/04 - Planted 4 more sugar maples for a total of 6.  (Only 12 more to plant!) Done for 2004!

2/5/04 - Planted 50 White Pine Seedlings and 25 Yellow Poplar Seedlings. Sadly in 1 week's time the deer have eaten most of them! Needless to say I need become a deer hunter in the future! Have bought some welding wire to protect the remaining trees.  Will plant more later and take pictures.

2/15/04 - 1st estimate on building the pond. See photo below for the proposed 2 Acre Pond and road

3/20/04 - 5 more Sugar Maples planted to line the driveway. Now only 7 more to go. Also pulled out the old barb wire fencing from the lower South East corner of the property. This can be seen a thin dark grey diagonal line in the photo. Also ordered 50 more white pine saplings. Below is a picture of where the trees are being planted.  Trying to get them all in before Spring!


Look for lots of happenings on this page over the next few years!


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