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When building ponds, does Sepp plan for certain types of access for livestock upon completion. I know the ponds we had on our farm growing up were open to cows and fish did not thrive very well or at all. Probably due to management and too much access, but I was wondering how he waters his animals, does he use fencing or certain earthwork structures like rocks, wood, etc. that perhaps guide the animals to access but do not let them cause too much disruption. Does he recommend a certain amount of time before he allows animals to access new ponds?
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Sepp is not having animals in his ponds. The ponds are for the water household of the property, not the animals. The animals have their own space.

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