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    Every 7 minutes is just as bad.

    Friends and I were discussing this very subject this evening - that we don't eat all these geese that are running around. I guess one big issue would be with the roaming flocks of geese, you never know what or where they have been eating. That would certainly put me off. However, if it came down to it and there was a food shortage, I wouldn't hesitate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    Try eating them
    No thanks. I'd rather just shoot them and be done with it, but I was being PC.

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    Right now I have one huge pond. It is usually 2 ponds, but the spring run off has made it into one. I need to get my hands on an excavator again and put in a flume with an adjustable gate in order to regulate it better.

    It is a project in progress. My main pond is about 30' x 60', and the upper pond is usually about 8' x 100'. I pump water through a pipe from the lower to the upper, where it aerates the water and then flows back down and dumps back into the bigger pond. My main pond usually averages about 8' in the middle, and the upper pond usually is at about 2'-3'. What I really want to do is to fill in a short section of the upper pond and make a swift running little stream with a waterfall dumping into the lower pond. It all takes time and money. With the spring run off, my lower pond is probably about 11'-12' in the middle right now.

    I have most of the trench dug to install my flume, but not so much energy to dig it by hand right now. Had an 18 year old young man helping me dig what is there so far. I have been praying that the water will come up another few inches, and the water will just wash through the trench and dig it out the rest of the way. Then I can install the gate and pipe and regulate just how much water I want in the pond.

    We catch fish and put them in there too. There are an abundance of frogs and tadpoles, which our ducks absolutely love all throughout the summer. The kids and grand kids also love to catch frogs when they are out in the summer.

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    I haven't but I wish I had. We have the land for it, too, but can't seem to make my dh do anything about it. Maybe I should try myself, and when (if) I get stuck I hopefully he will take over.

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    I used to have one that was a foot wide, it got filled by rain water. It wasn't supposed to be there of course. Now it's full of soil and hopefully some grass is growing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel View Post
    I used to have one that was a foot wide, it got filled by rain water. It wasn't supposed to be there of course. Now it's full of soil and hopefully some grass is growing there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekiel 33 View Post
    Right now I have one huge pond. It is usually 2 ponds, but the spring run off has made it into one. I need to get my hands on an excavator again and put in a flume with an adjustable gate in order to regulate it better.

    It is a project in progress. My main pond is about 30' x 60', and the upper pond is usually about 8' x 100'. I pump water through a pipe from the lower to the upper, where it aerates the water and then flows back down and dumps back into the bigger pond. My main pond usually averages about 8' in the middle, and the upper pond usually is at about 2'-3'. What I really want to do is to fill in a short section of the upper pond and make a swift running little stream with a waterfall dumping into the lower pond. It all takes time and money. With the spring run off, my lower pond is probably about 11'-12' in the middle right now.

    I have most of the trench dug to install my flume, but not so much energy to dig it by hand right now. Had an 18 year old young man helping me dig what is there so far. I have been praying that the water will come up another few inches, and the water will just wash through the trench and dig it out the rest of the way. Then I can install the gate and pipe and regulate just how much water I want in the pond.

    We catch fish and put them in there too. There are an abundance of frogs and tadpoles, which our ducks absolutely love all throughout the summer. The kids and grand kids also love to catch frogs when they are out in the summer.
    That sounds so neat...thanks for sharing Zeke! I always wanted a real pond with water lillies and frogs and turtles and fish. Do you have any pics you could post?

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    Here is my pond. It has fish and draws a lot of wildlife...


    Do you have a pond?-181e6ae2-10e7-480e-96f8-87f42d85a887-jpg

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    Quite a 'pond' you have there. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Quite a 'pond' you have there. :)
    You can walk on it now.
    Do you have a pond?-548f8f86-2dc4-432d-9ad0-63e81184e8bc-jpg

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