Pics of my Kansas site

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tonyg
Posts: 1520
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

All is well in the land of OZ..
razman
Posts: 563
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: wichita ks

very cool tony! nice pics.......happy to see pics from another land of oz landlord! with any luck, my two pair will turn into those kind of numbers real soon. Rick
KathyF
Posts: 3522
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: Missouri/Licking
Martin Colony History: Colony started - 2007 with one pair
As of 2018 - 84 cavities offered, max # of pairs hosted - 82.

Tony, very nice site! Looks like you're well on your way to 100% occupancy! How many cavities do you offer?
"Sometimes", said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
2016 - 82 pair
2015 - 76 pair
2014 - 75 pair
2013 - 75 pair
2012-72 pair
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tonyg
Posts: 1520
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

Thanks Rick and Kathy....Its the poor mans way to erect a martin site with the way my poles are designed. I'm planning on putting up a gemini gourd rack and a hybrid multi-purpose pole next year as i'm getting to old(55) to be climbing up and down a 12ft ladder. Kathy right now i'm offering 72 cavities for the birds and i'm prolly at 85% occupancy.
razman
Posts: 563
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: wichita ks

TonyG wrote:Thanks Rick and Kathy....Its the poor mans way to erect a martin site with the way my poles are designed. I'm planning on putting up a gemini gourd rack and a hybrid multi-purpose pole next year as i'm getting to old(55) to be climbing up and down a 12ft ladder. Kathy right now i'm offering 72 cavities for the birds and i'm prolly at 85% occupancy.
OMG! at 55 years of age, you are TOO OLD to be on a STEP LADDER! LOL.........ps, i only know this because i was born in 1955 also! when is your birthday, maybe you are my long lost twin brother in kansas! Rick
~Ray~Gingerich
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Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Delaware/Dover

Look like real heavy duty poles, I bet they don's sway much in the wind.
~Ray~ Gingerich
1999 1pair, 2006 2 pair, 2008 2 pair,
2009 23 pair, 2010 39 pair, 2011 67 pair,
2012 115 pair, 2013 160 pair,
2014 152 pair, 2015 174 pair, 2016 178 pair
2017 187 pair, 2018 200 pair, 2019 171pair
2020 233 pair
Emil Pampell-Tx
Posts: 6743
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:26 pm
Location: Tx, Richmond (SW of Houston)
Martin Colony History: First started in Gretna, La in 1969 with a small homemade house, have had martins ever since at 2 different homes in Texas

Is 55 too old to get on a stepladder? Thanks for the info, I put up 160 gourds using a stepladder, and I am 77, so maybe I should slow down...smile
PMCA Member, 250 gourds, 6 poles, 2traps
razman
Posts: 563
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: wichita ks

Emil........i was just giving Tony a hard time.....LOL, But, it is pretty impressive that you are still up and down ladders! only hope i will be doing the same at your age! good for you. Rick
tonyg
Posts: 1520
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Location: Olpe, KS
Martin Colony History: 22 year landlord, 14 at current residence..offering 9 racks and a homemade T-8 for 166 total cavities. 160 Pair in 2018 Racks consist of a Deluxe 12, AAA 16, Starburst 16, 2 K-18 Series, Super 24, 2 Gemini, Multi-purpose/two trio’s/4gourds and a T-8..Great hobby to be involved in..

Yeah Ray they are pretty sturdy..would take some really high winds to do damage.

Rick i'll be 56 in Nov, born in 1954...I took a small tumble this spring putting the gourds up, so i'm getting a liitle leary on this 12fter..

Emil. i'd feel a little better if its was only a 6ft step ladder..I could still handle that one...great news to hear your doing this at 77..I can only hope I still have the motivation when I get there..take care, Tony.
jimnks
Posts: 59
Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:31 pm
Location: kansas/tonganoxie

Tony, excellent pictures, I wish I could take photos like that.It looks like you have strong poles for our Kansas wind, I think that is very important!!I have to climb the ladders also, or put up the scaffolding to put my houses up or take them down, but its worth it to keep them safe from the wind. I hate to say this to a fellow Kansan, but I think the word is PROBABLY not PROLLY,Jeez how far do you live from Oklahoma?
Also Emil, you definetely know alot about martins, but you need to get away from this(.... smile) crap, you need to learn how to use these little yellow emotional things on the left hand side of this page, so when someone explains to you how to use them, I will know also! I am just kidding of course .... smile!!! Jimnks Have a great day!!!!
jimnks
~Ray~Gingerich
Posts: 2122
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:24 pm
Location: Delaware/Dover

Yesterday I replaced the perches at the top of my pole, put the tractor bucket all the way up and extention ladder against the bucket so I could get up there to stand in the bucket.....wife didn't see me do that :lol:
~Ray~ Gingerich
1999 1pair, 2006 2 pair, 2008 2 pair,
2009 23 pair, 2010 39 pair, 2011 67 pair,
2012 115 pair, 2013 160 pair,
2014 152 pair, 2015 174 pair, 2016 178 pair
2017 187 pair, 2018 200 pair, 2019 171pair
2020 233 pair
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