I believe I picked one of the worst days of summer to get in some last minute food plot prep work! It was already one of the those days after the Great Minnesota Get Together got the best of me the night prior. I’ll forewarn you, the Minnesota Craft Beer tent or Giggles’ 24 tap beers is very enticing in 90 degree weather, throw in the Stihl chainsaw show and that’s Minnesota to a T, eh?
Nevertheless, as Matt backed the John Deere off the trailer, the mercury read 95. Our goal, as stated before, was to cut a path through a mat of vines, willows, thick grass, and tons of logs the river graciously left us during the spring’s flood. Up for the challenge, we were, as the diesel knock signaled the beginning. I walked ahead with the chainsaw and cleared the way, while Matt tore up the grass and willows like they were tooth picks.
We made short work of the project in the hot weather, and in a couple hours we had a freshly manicured path and two food plot areas. The next step is going to be more interesting. We are going to take a disk and attempt to shred the remains of the grass and finally plow it under. Then the seeding and then the buck shooting-or so we hope!