A post work picture (shot with the timer) after we hung the gates to block access into our upper pastures and prime hunting areas.
The gate affords a measure of security to the property. It blocks unauthorized usage of the Hess bridge to ATVs and other vehicles while we are not at Red Hand. All the farms up here have to deal with the outlaws who trespass and try to jack your deer. The gate adds another obstacle.
Red Hand was approved for "Pledged" status with the Quality Deer Management Association. We will continue our conservation efforts to improve wildlife habitat and try to qualify the land as a "Certified" property in the future.
The farm is a constant source of small and medium work projects that we do just in the normal course of a weekend spent upstate. The work is always physical but tends to be enjoyable. That satisfaction of a job well done. Working with 166 acres presents us with countless opportunities to really improve the land. The physical challenge of many of our projects somehow allows us to test ourselves in ways that living in suburbia cannot. I'm thankful to share common goals and rewards with my entire family as we face many of the challenges the farm presents. Between the hunting, fishing and work the time spent at Red Hand are my best days.