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    I started waiting for spring the first day of...

    I started waiting for spring the first day of fall.
    I am going to celebrate the winter solstice this year, not for any religious reasons but because it means from there on out the days are getting...
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    An electric fence will deter a raccoon but not...

    An electric fence will deter a raccoon but not prevent them. They are ingenious little critters and very quickly figure our how to ground the fence out so they can cross it. I have had them drag...
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    We don't get that warm most of the time, much...

    We don't get that warm most of the time, much less only a few days during the summer. I can't even grow melons and some years we don't get corn or tomatoes. I was trying to grow it as a house plant.
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    Very nice, I love ginger and don't get to use as...

    Very nice, I love ginger and don't get to use as much as I want due to cost and availability.
    I have tried growing it myself, but it always seems to die. I don't know what I am doing wrong.
    I do...
  5. I just cover mine and have the return much deeper...

    I just cover mine and have the return much deeper in the pond. Return is on a swing joint and its on the surface for aeration during the summer and at about 4 feet during the winter. I don't shut it...
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    You are always doing such nice and generous...

    You are always doing such nice and generous things for Koiphen Russ.
    Add me to the list please.
  7. Thread: ogons

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    I love ogons, they are my favorite. That one...

    I love ogons, they are my favorite. That one certainly has nice skin and color.
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    You are close enough I just might fire up the...

    You are close enough I just might fire up the heavy duty truck and go for a drive some Sunday morning.
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    What a big job. I personally like rocks and would...

    What a big job. I personally like rocks and would gladly take all of yours. Just not for my pond. I only have sandy loam here and its great for digging in but I have to go to the river and cart rocks...
  10. Glad you got it fixed and didn't hurt yourself. I...

    Glad you got it fixed and didn't hurt yourself. I have done the start to tiptoe across liner and turning into a water slide ride all the way to the bottom. The only bad part was hitting the back of...
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    Nice glad to see you are starting over and didn't...

    Nice glad to see you are starting over and didn't give up. I know you have had some heartbreaking losses
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    Those are two sets of tracks. One is probably...

    Those are two sets of tracks. One is probably rabbit, the one that appears side by side. The other opossum with the tail drag marks.
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    Must be a pretty dangerous frog, having to poke...

    Must be a pretty dangerous frog, having to poke it with a 2 by twice and all that.
    I have screaming frogs here (Washington state) but they aren't that big, and don't look anything like that.
    I have...
  14. Its even more fun if you use and insane net.

    Its even more fun if you use and insane net.
  15. That is too bad, maybe the lid was too tight...

    That is too bad, maybe the lid was too tight fitting and concentrated the fumes. Did they make the lid out of plywood? If the plywood was recently made there is lots of nasty stuff used in the...
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    Nature found a way. After spotting the little...

    Nature found a way. After spotting the little fish that don't look like goldies I was perplexed. I remember in the past some of you posting pictures of "foamy" ponds following a spawn.
    Guess what I...
  17. I have one of those little forked dandelion...

    I have one of those little forked dandelion popper uppers things on a long handle. Works great for cutting slugs in half. They are cannibals and if you go out every morning you can get the ones that...
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    I was thinking this very thing and as a Marine...

    I was thinking this very thing and as a Marine Biologist, I know there are many species of fish that are all born female and the dominant one changes to male and if something happens to him, the next...
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    Or you can do what I did, I went down to the...

    Or you can do what I did, I went down to the local lake, used barbless hooks and caught some bluegill. After spending almost a year in a tank in QT, I put them in the pond. The goldfish eat their...
  20. If they are hardies I would like to get some for...

    If they are hardies I would like to get some for my new water garden that we are almost done with
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    I have a lot more experience with goldies than I...

    I have a lot more experience with goldies than I do koi, I have had some mature the same summer they were born and I have had others wait 4 to 5 years. Of course those are the ones you want to breed.
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    My koi are all female???

    They are supposed to all be female, they are several years old and I have never had a spawning. I do have goldfish in the pond of both sexes and hear that they hybridize. I have or 6 of the funniest...
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    The fish hatchery a few miles up the road had to...

    The fish hatchery a few miles up the road had to put very heavy gauge electric fence all around there fish "runs". The otters found them and cleaned them out in one night. Thousands of 3 to 6 inch...
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    HI Bindi, Just can across this thread, don't...

    HI Bindi,
    Just can across this thread, don't come here as often as I used to. But I avidly read through the whole thing. I LOVE what you are doing and I think Buffy is a beauty. I can't wait to see...
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    Awesome looking critter!!!

    Awesome looking critter!!!
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    Sorry I have never seen it before. To bad Joyce...

    Sorry I have never seen it before. To bad Joyce has gone away she would know what it was.
  27. I have purple and yellow. I will trade you yellow...

    I have purple and yellow. I will trade you yellow for lavendar.
    Any white ones out there?
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    They are aggressive so beware.

    They are aggressive so beware.
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    I had my first pond lined with a double layer of...

    I had my first pond lined with a double layer of black plastic from the hardware store. It lasted for years with koi and goldfish in it with no problems at all.
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    The second ones leaves look like mimosa or locust...

    The second ones leaves look like mimosa or locust families?
    I am stumped never seen any of them before
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    Wow you had quite a weekend. How is the dead...

    Wow you had quite a weekend. How is the dead possum doing?



    Turtles can travel for miles!!! Maybe not the newborns, but the adults have been found miles and miles from water traveling from one...
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    You can just put barley straw in water, I never...

    You can just put barley straw in water, I never needed to add poop
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    Turtles will travel miles from one water source...

    Turtles will travel miles from one water source to another. 20 feet is nothing. Believe it or not they are great climbers too. I have 9 sliders and they are a gregarious bunch. Never had any problems...
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    Glad it looks like he is going to be OK!!! I...

    Glad it looks like he is going to be OK!!! I still have to put my RES out but we froze at night about 5-6 days ago. Waiting until this next storm goes by then out they go.
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    I have 15 acres of wetlands. There is a thin...

    I have 15 acres of wetlands. There is a thin layer of moving water over it most of the year. I go harvest plants for my pond on a routine basis. This is the final year of the ongoing and much delayed...
  36. Put an ad on craigs list "free fill dirt~ you...

    Put an ad on craigs list "free fill dirt~ you dig"
    It worked for me for one of my ponds!
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    Congrats Marilyn. A few days late but heartfelt...

    Congrats Marilyn. A few days late but heartfelt all the same. Glad to hear you are feeling better and maybe we can both make it to the Ikeage this fall.
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    I have rooted the side shoots off of "pricey"...

    I have rooted the side shoots off of "pricey" maters. You can keep them going in the house over the winter and them "restart" them in the spring.
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    I have treated many stab wounds on my fish, and I...

    I have treated many stab wounds on my fish, and I have seen the herons stab frogs and the like. Yes they grab, but they stab too.

    I agree with not getting close to them, if they see even the...
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    looks like what the Coach would call a football....

    looks like what the Coach would call a football. I had one just like that is started out as a yamabuki and ended up a faded football.
    Fortunately I didn't have to try to sell it the **** GBH got it.
  41. You have my permission

    You have my permission
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    :yes:

    :yes:
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    The sound like awful little fish. Fighting and...

    The sound like awful little fish. Fighting and eating each other. Makes one wonder how they survived in the wild. Think I will stick to my bluegill.
    Unless of course I can find the seeds at the...
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    Aren't you the optomist? Why is it dead? Did...

    Aren't you the optomist?
    Why is it dead?
    Did Russ kill it?
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    Thanks Russ to I should go to the nursery and...

    Thanks Russ to I should go to the nursery and look for bearded Chrysanthemum seeds? :stone:

    Thanks Rain :mylove:
  46. No those are not copepods. Copepods can barely be...

    No those are not copepods. Copepods can barely be seen by the naked eye.
    Those are fresh water amphipods called Gammarus. Basically like little tiny shrimp (except shrimp are decopods). They are...
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    Wowee, look what I found

    I have no idea what it is, just ran across this picture in an email some one sent me. Its gorgeous and I want one or three. Anyone know what it is????
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    We had snow and mixed rain yesterday. March came...

    We had snow and mixed rain yesterday. March came in like a lion around here, so should go out like a lamb but I will believe it when I see it.
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    No pix= not happening

    No pix= not happening
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    Sorry you lost a fish. Glad your ice is gone. I...

    Sorry you lost a fish. Glad your ice is gone.
    I had one up yesterday looking for food. She was eating algae off the liner.
    Except I woke up to a light dusting of **************
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