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Peter Hartman
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What's up ozarks people. I thought I would start a topic where we can talk about what we are working on.
 
Peter Hartman
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I am working on finishing our first pond this weekend. The weather has been great for digging ponds but now I am starting to get worried about how I am going to get it filled up. I am praying for a wet spring summer this year. Anyways here is a video of pond #1. We also started working on pond #2 and a good sized swale. My estimated catchment is in the neighborhood of 50,000 gallons with the 2 ponds.



We also lost one of our bee hives, so those bees got replaced and one more added.

 
John Pollard
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Howdy neighbor. I'm up by Rolla. I imagine you got some water in the pond yesterday.
Been making garden beds and taking out trees. My upcoming project is to try and get an old highlift (like a dozer but with a loader bucket) running. Belongs to a neighbor but if I get it going, I'll be able to use it. I want a pond too.
 
Judith Browning
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I'm farther south in the Ozarks....we're in the middle of trying to sell our acreage and home and move to a small near by town, packing and sorting long accumulated things.............and trying to keep up with the gardens. It has been hard not knowing how long we'll be here and we speak of it in terms of hoping we are here for the peach harvest, and then the persimmons and figs.........etc. I'm focusing on harvesting all of the seed that I can and potting plants that I want to take with us.
I didn't do any early starts this year, so I have a variety of tomato seeds planted into the beds in small 'nursery' areas.........they are starting to sprout...we can start them from seed as late as june first and they bear well into the fall. Peas are blooming, strawberries ripening, beans up, and lots more other things in the ground. Looks like a good year for raspberries.......and other fruit bearing perennials.
The rain has been wonderful...and now sun and everything is lush looking.

 
Peter Hartman
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John Pollard wrote:Howdy neighbor. I'm up by Rolla. I imagine you got some water in the pond yesterday.
Been making garden beds and taking out trees. My upcoming project is to try and get an old highlift (like a dozer but with a loader bucket) running. Belongs to a neighbor but if I get it going, I'll be able to use it. I want a pond too.


Hey John, Do you have a picture of the machine? That is basically what we did with the machine I have.


Judith Browning wrote:I'm farther south in the Ozarks....we're in the middle of trying to sell our acreage and home and move to a small near by town, packing and sorting long accumulated things.............and trying to keep up with the gardens. It has been hard not knowing how long we'll be here and we speak of it in terms of hoping we are here for the peach harvest, and then the persimmons and figs.........etc. I'm focusing on harvesting all of the seed that I can and potting plants that I want to take with us.
I didn't do any early starts this year, so I have a variety of tomato seeds planted into the beds in small 'nursery' areas.........they are starting to sprout...we can start them from seed as late as june first and they bear well into the fall. Peas are blooming, strawberries ripening, beans up, and lots more other things in the ground. Looks like a good year for raspberries.......and other fruit bearing perennials.
The rain has been wonderful...and now sun and everything is lush looking.



I agree my raspberries (3 years) Look like they are really going to have a good year. I wish I had focused on berries my first year instead of fruit trees.
 
John Pollard
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Here's what it looks like.

That's not the one but is identical. Got the 2-71 detroit diesel. Those things are different. 2 stroke diesel.
 
Peter Hartman
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Cool, they are definitely handy. Mine has paid for itself several times at this point.

This is me on the track loader and my Father in law on the old backhoe.


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We finished up our main swale and then we got a few inches of rain:


 
Eric Hammond
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Peter Hartman wrote:What's up ozarks people. I thought I would start a topic where we can talk about what we are working on.


Didn't realize you were from around this area! I just drove down M highway from Nixa to get some sharp river sand from the mighyt James for planting some Monkey puzzle seeds. I must have passed right by your place. I'd love to come check out your swales sometime.
 
Pamela Honey
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We haven't done much... yet. Last week we hand cleared a driveway plans for next week cut down a few trees to make a clearing and get our cordwood for the first house! Oh and we are in SE Missouri
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