Carla Burke wrote:We we have quite a few of these containers, too. I've never been able to bring myself to simply add them to the landfills, and have turned a couple into mini warm beds, for sick or weak critters. But this idea??? Love it! Thank you!
Are you linking them together, somehow? Anchoring them in place? Floating them, or just keeping them on the wetter parts of the banks?
Carla Burke wrote:Hmmm... thinking another minute here, simply creating a lightweight frame of bamboo, or lattice slats, to hold them together might be all that's necessary, sil be enough to anchor some netting to, and it could just float freely, with a light anchor & retrieval rope...
Carla Burke wrote:It sounds like a lot of fun possibilities! We also recently got ducklings that we plan to eventually free-range, as much as possible. I'd imagine they'd also love the shade & protection of a small, floating arbor...
William Bronson wrote: Very cool stuff.
I love wicking beds and sub irrigated planters and this is like those on a grand scale.
One could potentially cover most of a ponds surface with these rafts, preserving the water from evaporation or freezing.
I wonder if azolle ferns would add nitrogen to the water?
Even if not, they could be a ready at hand high nitrogen mulch for the rafts.
Jordan Holland wrote:
I've done the duck thing a few times...I know where the term "sitting duck" comes from now. I had thought about a nest box on the pond, or fenced on the bank with the only opening facing the water, but then there would still be hawks and snapping turtles to worry about. Too bad, because ducks are so much fun, and can be good layers.
I forgot to say I'm about 30 miles from Paducah. If this thing takes off some day, you may have to come see it!
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