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Old 06-12-2019, 12:49 PM
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Ok, ok..... I'm Paying my dozer guy I have putting in more roads, fire breaks, and clearing land for my orchard to put it in to collect runoff.
(Basically turning a run off ravine into a bowl and building a damn across it.)

It's not where i 'd like it, but it's in the area where if i fence it in and put in livestock they can use it. (No plans to do so, but staying open to the possibility.)

We will have to see, as it's just a runoff pond whether it'll hold water all year enough to put in fish. I think so, but will wait a couple years to see.
buddy of mine has cow pasture ponds smaller that have catfish, but he feeds them. (I could feed free turkey feed if I wanted to bother I guess.)
Already have catfish, blue gill, and largemouth I never fish, but the watershield is one of the reasons.

Need to figure out what fruit or nut trees to put around it and what else I might do.
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The County Cooperative Extension Service should be able to give advice on how to seal it.
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Can't you consult one of the agencies and they will advise and stock your pond for you for free? Thought I read that on here a few years back.
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It sounds like you are putting a lot of thought into action now with a permaculture aspect , very exciting. It is hard to be definitive sometimes things need to a little experimental , other times a compromise if you put something in place then find it has less of the effect than you wanted, an unintended consequence or you simply change your mind and want to incorporate another aspect . It will be fun to read about and pictures would be great .
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The County Cooperative Extension Service should be able to give advice on how to seal it.
They use bentonite around here.
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Can't you consult one of the agencies and they will advise and stock your pond for you for free? Thought I read that on here a few years back.
My land.

They give you money, they want a say.


The orchard area isn't looking g very permacukturist....
Grass and fruit trees, open to more permaculture centric ideas there.
Otherwise, working on it.
(When I die, someone is gonna get a nice place.)
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Got that covered
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My place had a shallow livestock pond when i bought it. It has filled in and I need to dig it deeper. Perhaps we will get a summer drought this year. Eight feet deep is a good target. Im also planning to make it bigger. Nothing less than 1/4 ac, and a full acre would be better for keeping fish.

My land as two more locations suited for buildibg ponds. One is a fed largely from a spring, and the other is a deep gorge channeling the run off from 70-80 acres. That one would require real civil engineering. The run off from 80 acres is powerfull.

The state and the feds are very willing to help with the dozer costs and even deliver free fish. But you are correct about them telling you how to maintain your new pond, and who gets to fish in it. If you accept their money, you play by their rules. So I intend on building my pond myself using my own backhoe. I might even rent a dozer for a month.

Hey Nomad, do you remember the end of the movie "Second hand Lions"? The two retired guys living on a Texas ranch had a multi million dollar yacht floating in their 1/4 ac pond.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondhand_Lions
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My dad and neighbor put in a run off pond. It was small, 100x 40ish triangle. But it was deep. About 10-15ft at the dam. He used red clay to seal it. It’s held at least 7 ft even in drought. But it was green and nasty. Not sure if it’s still there.
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