Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

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Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby Frenchy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:56 pm

hello thought I would jump in here an introduce myself .... my name is Frenchy..... 48 yr old male ex military and until moving home several years ago now I was a wrangler/packer on guest ranches an hunting outfits in WY an other western states ....... moved home to care for older parents an after my pa passed am now living on home place caring for my mom.....we have 51 acres of mixed hardwoods here........... been raising small gardens and up until this year have raised rabbits as well as chickens an guineas, right now just have loose guineas an a few laying hens as I sold out due to feed bills getting so high ........ well just wanted to say howdy an give y'all a idea of who I am an will be glad to learn more about an get to know each of y'all in time thank you for sharing your place with me ...............
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby matt walker » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:58 pm

So glad to have you here Frenchy! Welcome my friend.
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:13 pm

Welcome Frenchy, I am sure you will enjoy the conversations you find here. Glad to have you join us. :D
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby Frenchy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:23 pm

I am going to post this picture of me here since I am one of those folks who likes to look folks in the eye when talking an so seeing as we can't do that online thought y'all would like to know who your talkin' too .................hope this works hahahaha


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this is the most recent one I have of me about 3 months old I think don't show it but I am one of the long haired hippy type freaks got about a 8 inch pony tail as well ......hahahahahaha
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby Lollykoko » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:59 am

Well, this long haired hippy has been welcomed from the git-go, Frenchy. It's a friendly place to be.

It sounds like your previous occupation plays right into caring for a homestead, doesn't it? Well, you probably didn't have to wrangle too many guineas up in ranch country. ;) Is dealing with hardwood a new experience for you?
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby Frenchy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:18 am

no not really was partly raised here on the place after folks moved here out of the service .... only heat in the house was wood so we did alot of cutting an splitting ..... my place ranges from several kinds of oaks mostly white, and red..... as well as couple types of hickorys then there are maples, elm, gum, dogwood an redbuds..... an of course got cedar an a few pine........ most of my place is thick growth with mostly undergrowth as well of briars, blackberry, and possum grape as well as muscadine vines... with about acre an half of pasture and a few open areas within the woods we have a wet weather creek and a year round spring with several hills and draws on the place not very level here hahahahaha.......... was different from here when got up into the fir and spruce, an aspen areas really had to rethink alot there even though as a small kid grew up in those places as well .....

last winters view while in stand deer hunting was surprised with the snow fall we normally get mostly ice very lil snow


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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby matt walker » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:12 pm

Dang, I love those pics Frenchy. So beautiful.
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby mannytheseacow » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:24 pm

Welcome Frenchy! Glad to have another hunter on here! How are the deer down your way? Getting any EHD or chronic wasting issues? I've been back & forth on raising animals vs huntin and tend to take in what orphans I can and hunt what I can. Definitely good to have options!
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby Frenchy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:00 am

to the best of my knowledge we ain't got no issues with the deer yet an hope it don't reach here ......... I've raised several kinds hogs, rabbit, goats, chickens & guineas, and very seldom a beef to butcher and we hunt mostly deer, squirrel, an rabbit here but we also got hog, an bear, neither of which I have got a chance to take personally........
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Re: Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas

Postby GrahamB » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:34 am

Welcome Frenchy. We are just a bit north of you in SW Missouri. I was talking with a couple of hog hunters recently and they say a lot of the hogs seem to hug the AR/OK state line. We have a few around here but I've yet to see any. They reckon that they took about seventy percent of the population out in our county a couple of years ago, but they are back to the same numbers already.
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