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Daylight mating

We dig up our 2022 fall potatoes and make pan fried flat bread.

Picking them from wild plants in the forest

Jase Robertson explains our sawmill sign.

Milled a couple of wild persimmon logs. Camera girl makes persimmon pudding and we eat it. The soothsayer splits some persimmon seeds to glimpse the up coming winter weather. Use buzz saw to make persimmon firewood. Shoot down a wasp nest with a slingshot and sweetgum ball. Take a break from sawmilling and pick and eat some fresh cantaloupe.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Our telephone pole guy wire was close to our driveway and did not have a yellow cover. So we fixed it for $2.50

Was tired of wrestling with the auger when connecting to my tractor. Came up with this fixture to make it easy to hook up.

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Broke off tire valve stem moving brush. This fix helped me get it back to my shop floor.

Carved by culinary expert

Wyatt's first woodworking project. Purchased drawknife off of marketplace for $40.

Our laundry area needed some help with the current heat wave in Texas. Installed a spot cooler and exhausted into our wood stove stack.

Needed a real workbench in my shop so I made a bench similar to my grandfather's bench and added a lot of optimizations.

Oh yea, we cut the boards we needed on our antique sawmill.

Ingredients:
water oak, red oak, white oak, hickory, white pine, yellow pine, cedar, mesquite, & walnut. Sweat. Blood. Epoxy. Glue. Dowels. Screws. Vinegar. Mineral spirits. Varnish. Boiled linseed oil. Pixels. Ether.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

We could hear the generator almost failing during a power outage. This video is an investigation of the root cause.

A little too big for the mill, so we show you the work arounds! This video is another log off of the dead water oak ( and the last log ).

We decided to take a look inside the oak we fell in the last video. The oak made some nice boards and the buzzsaw made quick firewood. But some of the rounds were 3' so had to take them to my 3 point bush hog splitter powered by 1982 Ford 1910.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Saturday work chore in dropping a water oak that has been littering our hay field for a year. Got 2 sawmill logs and some good 16" oak firewood later. We didn't know if it was hollow inside so the danger factor was high.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

We burned out our down draft retort. Down draft means the gases that are forced out of the wood to convert to charcoal leave the retort at the bottom of the barrel. This makes for clean equipment since the tar that is produced is burned away.

The inner barrel is replaced and viewer comments are incorporated in the new design.

Using the new charcoal we make a kitchen shelf out of a hog panel.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Hardest wood in our Texas woods

Found a nice walnut log to mill into boards. Cameragirl is cooking garden vegetables in the kitchen. Coyotes are running around and screaming!

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

This is the second video. In this episode we go to the bottom of the square well. We believe the well is near Trammels Trace trail.

We run a camera downhole to inspect the debris at the bottom.

Then we run a large magnet and bump bottom.

The 1908 clam shell auger is lowered and with 2 turns to the right, it retrieves material that is dumped out for inspection at the surface.

We end the video with a permanent well house sitting on top of the well.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranc& Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Use 2 split pieces of water oak, 3% vs 35% moisture. 3 hour test in 5 minutes of video.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Bought a trailer off of marketplace. Milled some white oak boards for the deck. Put on new tires and test drove it.

We needed to cover an old square dug well for safety's sake on our ranch. So we built a well house out of oil field pipe & covered it with used barn tin. Refurbished a 1908 clam shell digger that is lowered to the bottom of the well. We intend to recover about a foot of fill to see if there is anything interesting left at the bottom by earlier settlers on the ranch. Used the antique sawmill to mill some sweetgum timbers for a floor to work on at the well. We believe the well is near Trammels Trace trail.

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

In Episode 2 we clean up the blade and then install and test it.

Episode 3 will be the saw doctor diagnosing the blade to remedy the problems. And then install and test. (That is if I can get him to agree to the video!)

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

Episode 3 will be the saw doctor diagnosing the blade to remedy the warp problems. And then install and test. (That is if I can get him to agree to the video!)

Used tractor grapple, chainsaw, Foley Belsaw M-14 circle sawmill. Triple T Ranch & Sawmill on Choctaw Ridge is homesteading with a sawmill & anvil.

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We have small ranch in Texas where we grow trees and vegetables. We also use a tractor, charcoal forge, charcoal retort, and a antique sawmill. Our videos show how we do different projects on a farm.