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    Abbey had the ACL surgery

    Sweet baby. Hugs and kisses from us!
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    Help me find a connector

    Thanks, All. I've done interior plumbing but I was having trouble wrapping my head around this. I found the bulkhead fitting I need on line at HD.
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    Help me find a connector

    I'll be building a new pond in the spring. It will be 14" above ground and a total of 42" deep. 11' x 9'. I want to use a bog filter the entire length of the 9' side, 2' wide but above the pond and overhanging the pond by 1'. The above ground part of the pond and the bog will be wood with an...
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    Automatic water level valve

    I'm totally doing the trickle fill on my next pond in the spring!
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    Domestic Pigeons

    Tara, I "talk pigeon" to one of them. Gary sits on the shade cloth over the pond and we talk. Then he flies down and has a drink and a bath in the pond waterfall.
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    Newbee winter question

    Thanks, Carolinaguy. Our design will allow us to bypass the falls and dump directly back into the pond. I hadn't thought of that. Also, we have lived here for 8 years and I can count on one hand the times we've lost power. And the longest it has been off is an hour when a transformer blew.
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    Domestic Pigeons

    Thanks, Tara. I hope so too. They fit right in here with the rescue cats and rescue dog and rescue fish (we only have "feeder" fish).
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    Newbee winter question

    This is what I needed to hear. I try to keep my pond as I keep my yard - as natural as possible. I don't deadhead and cut back in the fall. The birds eat the seeds and I get surprise volunteers in the spring. I don't use chemicals. I have a yard full of wildlife. I hear people lamenting...
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    Newbee winter question

    Y'all are not helping me decide what to do..........
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    Domestic Pigeons

    We are working on a loft of sorts. They were out flying around the yard the other day and were doing lots of rolls. It looked like they were having fun.
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    Newbee winter question

    It was so cold last winter. I think it got down to -1. But other winters we've barely had a freeze. I thought I might let everything run and see what happens. Is that a bad idea?
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    Newbee winter question

    I haven't decided if I will keep my pump running through winter or just use the bubblers and a heater. In any event, what happens to my beneficial bacteria I've been growing? Does it die in winter? If I take out my pump and filter, will I have to grow new bacteria in the spring?
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    New pond and plans for a big one

    What if I put the pump into the bottom of the bog and pump the water back up into the big pond?
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    Domestic Pigeons

    I've attached another picture I took yesterday of the pigeons in the grass. I have to zoom in as I can't get very close.
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    Domestic Pigeons

    Thanks, Somethin' Fishy!
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