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9/23/2015 6:16:40 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

gothygoogoo
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Red Bluff, CA
60, joined Feb. 2015


i'm dying...

that is a 2 foot tall upside down flowerpot that had a chunk broken out of it...
i turned it over and it was a foot below the water suface so the small goldfish would have a place to hide...
i have spent most of today and part of yesterday working at unburying it and this is as far as i can make it today...

i flipped the bridge out of the way which is what the steel beams are...
the only thing that holds the whole bridge together is 8 sheetrock screws! huh?


i've been able to keep the heron from getting some of them!
plus they are still alive in this mess...


it's beer 30 and pass out on the couch 30 too...
pass the aspirin...

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11/9/2015 11:42:19 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

frecklefarmer
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Lebanon, MO
45, joined Oct. 2014


Nice

But here's a helpful hint

A landowners best friend,most important and useful tool
Is a tractor!

Get one with a loader,PTO and 3 point hitch.
Attachments can be had fairly reasonable.

I dug a 1/3 acre pond 8 ft deep with a double bit plow on the back of a 40 horse compact.no physical labor involved.
$25 in diesel fuel.


Then you have something to brush hog with.plow with.pull stuff with.the list is endless

And beats the hell outta breaking your back,sweating your a** off labor



12/15/2015 10:16:31 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

koztech
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Hendersonville, NC
55, joined Apr. 2013


those of us with less land, I've got a strong tiller . 8 inches deep a pass, throw it in the wheelbarrow,repeat,,
Or, just wait until you have to rent one for a job and get it on the weekend. that's definitely the preferred method

12/15/2015 10:41:55 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
69, joined May. 2010


I hand dug a 20 foot circumference by 3 feet deep pond in 2 weeks. The only difficulty I ran into was an old fossilized tree stump at the lowest level of the dig.

Didn't cart off the dirt. Built a berm on the low side and seeded in poppies.

It came out lovely, if I do say so myself.

12/16/2015 7:58:39 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

gothygoogoo
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Red Bluff, CA
60, joined Feb. 2015



this is what the one half looks like right now...
it's as far as my back will allow me to go...
the brick wall at the far end is 22' away from the drain pipe in the lower corner...
it is about 8' wide at the narrowest...
and it is right at 36"s deep when full...
the water in it is from the rain we are starting to get - if my vinyl gutters had not warped all to hell in our heat years ago, i would have it filled from my roof and the rain we've gotten so far...

12/17/2015 7:59:34 AMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

frecklefarmer
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Lebanon, MO
45, joined Oct. 2014


Quote from koztech:
those of us with less land, I've got a strong tiller . 8 inches deep a pass, throw it in the wheelbarrow,repeat,,
Or, just wait until you have to rent one for a job and get it on the weekend. that's definitely the preferred method



Kinda the same system with the tractor and plow
Break it up good and it's much easier to remove

Gothy
Looks like your doin a mighty fine job
Its nice to see others improving their properties with beautiful and useful projects

12/19/2015 1:14:14 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
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1/14/2016 10:07:31 AMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

gothygoogoo
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Red Bluff, CA
60, joined Feb. 2015


full for first time since august!!!


filled yesterday and i counted at least 60 goldfish that survived all the drought and mud and heron and hot weather...



i still need to level and weed and plant the new berm around the edges...

1/14/2016 1:23:10 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
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It's beautiful, Goth.

1/14/2016 2:04:54 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

gothygoogoo
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Red Bluff, CA
60, joined Feb. 2015


thanks...
lots of long hard work...
but worth it in the end...
wish i could have done it in a few days instead of taking months...

we are getting the rain we have desperately needed for years now too!!!
i have 30 or so fruit trees to prune next...

along with pulling up the drip lines in the garden so i can eventually till it and start getting stuff planted...

peas for instance could get planted here in a few short weeks...

1/15/2016 5:51:09 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

frecklefarmer
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Lebanon, MO
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That's lookin good gothy!
Even though we're having a mild winter here in the Ozarks,
There's not much getting done outdoors around here except keeping the woodburner supplied with wood.

1/16/2016 9:55:22 AMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
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Do you put a tea kettle on for humidity?

1/16/2016 11:11:18 AMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

gothygoogoo
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Red Bluff, CA
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i have a cast iron tea kettle sitting on my stove...
have had it for probably 15 years now...(the tea kettle)(the stove i've had since the early 80's)

1/17/2016 9:22:48 AMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 

frecklefarmer
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Lebanon, MO
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My 150 gallon fishtank works well for humidity
And tells me when to add water..
I can never remember to add water to the steamer

1/17/2016 3:10:11 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
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The kettle has always worked for me.

2/16/2016 6:04:15 PMRebuilding / dredging / backbreaking digging the pond 
cupocheer
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Assumption, IL
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