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Early Weekend News

Yes, I have some minor news for all who are keeping up with what is going on here.  Yesterday evening me and Silver went out to peek at the pond and discovered that it is about an 1/8 of the way full.  So we seem, so far to have a good possibility of having a full pond.  I am certainly hoping it’ll be full enough by the time the local farm store has their fish ordering days.  As they will send for catfish, I do not know if they do tilipia or not though.

I will be once the pond is full enough and it’s warm enough.  Be going across the street to get some cat tails and one bucket of pond water.   Why the pond water?  Well I have in one of my homesteading books that the best way to make sure you have the right microbial life in your home made pond is to go to a living one and get a bucketful of it’s water and dump it into your own.  There by adding the “pond life” that is surviving in one pond to your own.  Also this way you know the microbial life is acclimatized to your area as well.

I already have permission from the people who own the property across the way to go over and gather some cat tails.  They had, had a hard time finding a place that sold them when they put them in, so they were very willing to let me go and get some once we had a pond set up.  Now that said I know of one nursery that has cat tails at it also Lowes has them in the middle of summer in their “water garden” area.  So I do have them available if necessary, but I’d prefer to get some that have grown “wild”

 

That’s  it for now, have a good Saturday!

 

BE Well, Be Safe, and Blessed Be…

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About rivenfae

A homesteading mom with 2 teens,12 cats, 4 dogs, a flock of chickens. small goat flock and a piggie. Also a dream of a sustainable homestead out in the woods of Missouri.

3 responses

  1. Thanks for the pond tips. We are going to try them. We are having an issue with our pond holding water. It fills quickly, but drains to almost nothing. It held a little water all last summer, even with very little rainfall, but it drains so fast. We just arranged to home some pigs for the spring and summer in hopes that they will help pack the bottom.

    • Silver has been thinking if we have issues with our’s keeping water that we should get some very caly-ey cat litter and make a slurry of it and add it to the pond and it’ll fill the spots the water leaks out. I do not know if it works though.

  2. You should grow some duck weed! It’s great to feed both fish and fowl like chickens and ducks!

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