How is the bad weather affecting you?

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Phyllis and Jim, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. How have you all fared in the bad weather?

    All the bad weather has brought Jackson rain and some freezing, but
    nothing worse. Last night's ice storm was expected to bring a half to
    an inch of ice. That would be very bad! Breaking limbs and broken
    power lines would be everywhere. At this point, it has missed us and
    there is no accumulation. We shall see as the day passes, but the temp
    is likely to go just above freezing instead of just below.
    Phyllis and Jim, Feb 4, 2011
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    JB Guest

    Temperatures in the mid-seventies last weekend and down into the teens
    this week + snow. Been kind of crazy around here.
    JB, Feb 6, 2011
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  3. Temps in MS are now oscillating between the 20's and the 70's. This
    is when we get ice storms. The last left us less than 1/4 inch and
    did not break trees. 1/2 inch does break them.
    Phyllis and Jim, Feb 6, 2011
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    ReelMcKoi Guest

    "Phyllis and Jim" wrote in message
    It's not affecting us at all. We got some light snow but now it's just
    drizzle and in the 40s and 50s. The ponds aren't frozen over.

    Frugal ponding since 1995.
    rec.ponder since late 1996.
    Zone 6. Middle TN USA
    ~~~~ } ~~~ }
    ReelMcKoi, Feb 7, 2011
  5. Phyllis and Jim


    9.8 inches of snow combined with blizzard winds ripped up my plastic "tent" around
    the pond. Sheesh. Ingrid
    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Feb 7, 2011
  6. Hi RM,

    We used to live on Lookout Mtn. The winters were pretty cold at some
    points. I used to cut firewood for the furnace. It took a lot of
    wood for the winter. Nice to hear the winter is treating you well.

    Phyllis and Jim, Feb 8, 2011
  7. my plastic "tent"

    Sorry to hear about your tent, Ingrid.

    I didn't put one over our berm ponds this year. That has meant no
    damage to the plastic :} But it also means the hyacinth were hit with
    20 degree weather. I wait to see how much has survived the freezes.
    About a month to a month and a half will let me know!

    Phyllis and Jim, Feb 8, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    Was it a combination of snow & wind, or age? I know my screen material is
    showing its age. This winter when the pipes froze up late at night, we had
    to get an air stone into the water in the upper pond. My DS found a small
    hole in the screen.... he pushed gently and the airstone enlarged the hole
    to the exact size, way tooooo easily. If an animal wanted to get in, I
    doubt it would take much. Hot wire still on to prevent that.
    Will be interesting to know if WH survive that weather unprotected. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Feb 21, 2011
  9. Phyllis and Jim


    new plastic, it was a blizzard ripped lots of things up. plenty of roofing tiles on
    other houses went flying.
    Yesterday neighbor came over with his brother to dig the pond out from under the
    collapsed "overhead" that can be seen here
    on the far left are two screws holding the "header" onto the post. Well during the
    summer I had them build a small all glass "sit" where my old sit used to be before
    the "shed" was rebuilt with polycarb roof and glass sliding doors. The new all glass
    "sit" also has a polycarb roof. The snow slid from the shed onto the sit, from there
    onto the plastic covered "overhead" and those 2 screws didnt hold. Whole thing
    collapsed on one side. Because the pond was enclosed and I didnt get to it early
    enough in fall I left the veggie filter running all winter. Water stayed open, water
    celery stayed green all winter, but the pond was cold and fish went to bottom.
    A big mess. The overhead is back up. They dug the 4 foot lump of snow and ice out
    so I can get to the pond. The water level dropped 8 or so inches, am going to refill
    and drop in a bucket filter with poly to help clean the water up.

    I feel so neglectful of my poor koi. Ingrid

    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Mar 13, 2011
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    ~ jan Guest

    I've never seen that picture w/new overhead structure. Did you take a
    picture of the disaster?

    My son's plan is to get the pipes more underground with a by-pass of the
    waterfall stream put underground. I'm looking forward to that, but not all
    the digging, though he is very neat about where he puts the dirt, etc.
    ~ jan
    ~ jan, Mar 16, 2011
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    I couldnt actually get outside to take a picture because where it fell it blocked the
    way out and there was a 5' mound of snow/ice.
    I still dont have pictures of the new glass "sit". We are hoping to use it this
    weekend when friends and relatives come for lunch, a few chairs and we can eat
    outside. it isnt very big. but it heats up really well. Ingrid

    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Mar 18, 2011
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