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Tending the Pond

Our farm pond is a living thing that needs tending just like the farm animals.  The water plants, animals and algae (it is debatable whether algae is plant or animal), change with the temperature, water level, and sunshine.  It has not … Continue reading

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Cattail Slaughter

I was a ravaging barbarian this week.  I went after the cattails in the pond with the Scythe of Death and sliced them off at their roots, dragging to the shore the dried leaves and stems from last year and some … Continue reading

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Black & Blue-gills?

Here is an interesting development in the pond.  My bluegills and bass are growing nicely and seem very excited to see me when I come to visit.  I caught a 9-inch bass last week, the biggest I have seen yet, … Continue reading

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Bluestem Pond in Winter

It has been below freezing most of the time for over a week.  Still mostly gray/blue outside without a lot of snow, but the ice is spreading inward over the pond.  The bubbler is running so it will never freeze over … Continue reading

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Fishing Dog

My dog  just loves fishing.  He is a 2 year old Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier named Fionn, and going out to the farm just makes his day.  Better yet is when I say, “Fionny, let’s go see the fishies!”  He begins … Continue reading

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Phase VI – Building a Pond

In the fall of 2011 we thought we would build our house, but things did not work out as planned and so we jumped ahead and invested in the pond.  We researched a few sub-contractors who specialized in ponds or … Continue reading

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