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I’ve met his wife, I suspect the whole house is a she-shed. 

Didn't you see where the 7 point got placed on the wall?

 

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3 minutes ago, Texas_Rocks said:

Nice size ranch if you have one of these in the middle of nowhere.
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No hangar.  Must be a poor.

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2 hours ago, luke duke said:

 


Are you looking for our permission to call your place a ranch?

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If there's an area you refer to as the "back hundred [acres]" then it's a ranch.

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Really, all that matters is that you dress the part....

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I would def. like to have a nice pair of Batwings in my available collection.  Plus some Woolies & Chinks as well.  I don't really have an appreciation for Shotguns.

 

 

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1 hour ago, washparkhorn said:

"Going home to my Spread." 

Gotta be your girlfriend.  Can't be wife if you refer to "spread".

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11 minutes ago, ROFL BOX said:

We're less than you for my place & the Chicken Ranch on their own, but combined (even though 1 mile apart) is more than yours.  & While I don't prefer the "ette" part, it's livable.  Certainly enough that friends from HS seem to think we're 1%ers.

Call it whatever you want, they’re the folks that don’t have it.   

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Can someone help relate a Californian-kid what the fuck an acre is?  Like...how many football fields make up an acre?

I know UT campus is supposed called the 40 acres but I'm not sure if it's merely a historical label while the actual campus shrunk or swelled

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Otoh wife forced us to visit the Southfork Ranch cuz she grew up watching Dallas, and it wasn't that impressive

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Just now, 52-80 said:

Can someone help relate a Californian-kid what the fuck an acre is?  Like...how many football fields make up an acre?

I know UT campus is supposed called the 40 acres but I'm not sure if it's merely a historical label while the actual campus shrunk or swelled

A football field with the end zones included is right about one acre.

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Family ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro canyon in the Panhandle (not too far outside Claude, Texas). The views are beautiful. 

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A football field with end zones is about 1 1/3 acres.  66 feet by 660 feet is exactly one acre.  An acre can be any shape though of course.

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Can someone help relate a Californian-kid what the fuck an acre is?  Like...how many football fields make up an acre?
I know UT campus is supposed called the 40 acres but I'm not sure if it's merely a historical label while the actual campus shrunk or swelled

4840 square yards or 43,560 square feet

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1 hour ago, Judge Roybeanbag said:

I can pull off the rancher look, but not the acreage.

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nice burro

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11 minutes ago, WBT said:

A football field with end zones is about 1 1/3 acres.  66 feet by 660 feet is exactly one acre.  An acre can be any shape though of course.

That's right, I said it wrong. A football field without the end zones is about 1.1 acres, so close enough for visualization.

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12 minutes ago, fattyflattie said:

All I know is I’m about 1500 acres short of the one I want.  

That's a lot of football

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I’m not a rural guy at all, but I would classify land holdings as follows:

1-5 acres:  a few acres.  “We have a little place on a few acres by the river.”

5-20 acres:  a little bit of land.  “We have a little bit of land about 45 minutes east of town.”

20-50 acres:  some land.  “Our family has some land in East Texas.

50-200 acres:  a decent chunk of land.  “My grandparents left us a decent chunk of land in West Texas.”

200+ acres can be whatever you want to call it.

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2 hours ago, Nicole44 said:

Family ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro canyon in the Panhandle (not too far outside Claude, Texas). The views are beautiful. 

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Leader in the clubhouse.

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1 minute ago, Jerry Callo said:

Leader in the clubhouse.

Lol. My dad started buying land there in the 1970’s through the mid-1980’s. He’d buy 100 acres there, a couple hundred more every couple of paychecks. I hate that he died so young (62) and never really got to retire and enjoy it. It’s between 6-7 square miles so a little over 4,000 acres. It’s a special place and I wish I had the opportunity to visit more than I do. I’ve often thought about moving back up there quite a bit lately. It was part of a state park (there is an actually dripping springs in the canyon) as well as the concrete remnants of the first Boy Scout camp west of the Mississippi. Tons and tons of arrowheads out there. It’s part of the Charles Goodnight trail/history. TAMUWT came out in the 1980s to take impressions of dinosaur tracks there also. Like i said, I really miss it. But with the pandemic, I personally don’t have the ability to go out and live there full time. Though I would actually love to. 

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1 minute ago, Nicole44 said:

 I hate that he died so young (62) and never really got to retire and enjoy it.

He bought it so your family could enjoy it. He won.

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3 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

He bought it so your family could enjoy it. He won.

That’s a nice way of looking at it. Thanks. 

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1 minute ago, Nicole44 said:

That’s a nice way of looking at it. Thanks. 

My grandaddy kicked off at 63 and I will go to my grave thinking he got cheated. But he worked really hard to set up some good stuff for us, and I have to think he knew it.

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2 hours ago, Nicole44 said:

Family ranch on the rim of the Palo Duro canyon in the Panhandle (not too far outside Claude, Texas). The views are beautiful. 

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Those pictures are making me break that commandment about coveting.  Damn, that's beautiful. 

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8 minutes ago, Scheiss Meister said:

Those pictures are making me break that commandment about coveting.  Damn, that's beautiful. 

Thank you! If you’ve ever seen the very end of Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (where they are riding off into the sunset) that was filmed near our ranch (it borders ours). I wish I had more pictures on this phone but I don’t. Thanks. I really wish financially it were feasible for me to be out there more than I am. Maybe some day. I took a picture of a picture for the view again. If y’all don’t mind me, my brother mom and dad in it. Lol. 

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8 minutes ago, Scheiss Meister said:

If you decide that you need someone to pick up rocks and arrowheads, let me know.  That looks like a great place to rockhound.

Will do. I used to spend hours out there with my cousin Tara and we’d come back to the house with like 5-10 arrowheads a piece. Had to wear those snake boots though. 

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If you decide that you need someone to pick up rocks and arrowheads, let me know.  That looks like a great place to rockhound.

It does. Definitely covet.

And Nicole, my wife would understand if we ran away together. Because she knows how much I love land as sexy as that. I mean, you look quite cute, too...but dat land....

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3 minutes ago, Brisketexan said:


It does. Definitely covet.

And Nicole, my wife would understand if we ran away together. Because she knows how much I love land as sexy as that. I mean, you look quite cute, too...but dat land....

Even money her brother whoops yo ass.

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3 hours ago, 52-80 said:

Can someone help relate a Californian-kid what the fuck an acre is?  Like...how many football fields make up an acre?

I know UT campus is supposed called the 40 acres but I'm not sure if it's merely a historical label while the actual campus shrunk or swelled

 

The acre is a unit of land area used in the imperial and US customary systems. It is traditionally defined as the area of one chain by one furlong, which is exactly equal to 10 square chains.

 

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5 hours ago, Caddox said:

Some people think its huge, other people think its small. Depends on where youre sitting I guess

 

Whatever you need to tell yourself

 

 

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1 minute ago, RDCanecutter said:

Nicole44 fixin to get bombarded by thirsty Surlsters.

Not like she's running for office or anything. 

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I’m too big of a dork lol. Plus, y’all mostly have hot wives and such. You’d be sad if you left them. It would be a cool place to meet up with a bunch of people from surly though. I’ve haven’t had a bunch of peeps out there in a while. 

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3 minutes ago, Nicole44 said:

I’m too big of a dork lol. Plus, y’all mostly have hot wives and such. You’d be sad if you left them. It would be a cool place to meet up with a bunch of people from surly though. I’ve haven’t had a bunch of peeps out there in a while. 

We’re also all lawyers. Not the shitty ones, we’re  like the cool corporate ones.

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5 minutes ago, Nicole44 said:

I’m too big of a dork lol. Plus, y’all mostly have hot wives and such. You’d be sad if you left them. It would be a cool place to meet up with a bunch of people from surly though. I’ve haven’t had a bunch of peeps out there in a while. 

Does it border Mexico? I have always wanted to swim into Mexico.

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Just now, RDCanecutter said:

Does it border Mexico? I have always wanted to swim into Mexico.

Nope it’s in the Panhandle (outside of Amarillo where I understand they had some hail/rain today so hope the ranch at least got a 1/2 inch or inch). If you know how to use the google maps it’s approximately 11.97 miles from Claude off of 207. Just look for the orange and white cattle guard/gate that says Dripping Springs Canyon Ranch then follow the road to the canyon and you can see the house etc....my brother really wouldn’t whoop asses. He’s a good shot though. Lol. 
 

 

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Posted (edited)

My dad loved to hunt. Clearly. Animals in the ranch house he shot. My brother also likes to hunt. I just like to fish. 

Edited by Nicole44

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4 minutes ago, NotActuallyALonghorn said:

I wish I could buy a couple hundred acres every other paycheck.

Me too. Ofcourse that was in the mid 70’s through the mid 80’s and the acres he bought were from two families of olds mostly who didn’t drive a hard bargain and liked my dad and were keen to move away and closer to family. 

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7 hours ago, conVINCEd said:

If you have to ask, it’s probably not a ranch.

Doesn't a ranch imply ranching?

You don't call 25 acres or a million acres a farm if you're not, you know, farming it, right?

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9 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

Does it border Mexico? I have always wanted to swim into Mexico.

 

The Southern fork of the Red River (called Prairie Dog Fork or some such) runs through Palo Duro Canyon. You can start swimming there, but you would end up heading more east than south. When you get to the border with OK, you would join up with the North Fork and enter the Red River proper, travel along the Texas-OK border, have to portage around the Denison Dam at the end of Lake Texoma, head through southwest Arkansas, down into Shreveport in Louisiana, end up in the Mississippi, and then into the Gulf of Mexico. But I guess you could eventually end up in Mexico the country.

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7 minutes ago, High Plains Drifter said:

 

 

The Southern fork of the Red River (called Prairie Dog Fork or some such) runs through Palo Duro Canyon. You can start swimming there, but you would end up heading more east than south. When you get to the border with OK, you would join up with the North Fork and enter the Red River proper, travel along the Texas-OK border, have to portage around the Denison Dam at the end of Lake Texoma, head through southwest Arkansas, down into Shreveport in Louisiana, end up in the Mississippi, and then into the Gulf of Mexico. But I guess you could eventually end up in Mexico the country.

That seems like a lot of work.

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