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Yep we had the "pleasure" of watching goat yoga.
Ha! All I can imagine is watching my back the entire time, waiting for one of them to start munching on my yoga pants! Goat yoga. What a concept. You should start honey bee cardio on your property. Everyone starts near the hives and then you stir up the bees and watch them all run for the hills! haha!
 
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I am so intrigued by the new-found love people have for goats - I mean, have you heard of goat yoga? I have no idea what that really means, but I imagine people doing yoga with goats wandering around I guess. Everyone is all "oh goats are so CUUUUUTE!" All I can think of is my great-uncle and his goats that TERRORIZED us when we were kids. Like you said, they would literally eat the clothes you were wearing, the toy you were holding, the shoes off your feet, the fence that was holding them in - those beasts would try to eat anything! And what smells worse than a billy goat? NOTHING is what!
O M F G GOATS AND YOGA This country has lost it's frikin mind. < PICTURING THE AUNTS FLOWERED PRINT ON SOME TIGHT LEGGINGS AS THEY ARE BENT OVER AND TWISTED IN SOME BIZZARE WAY.(SPEEKING AS SOMEONE WHO IS NOT FLEXABLE AT ALL) AND SEE THEIR EYES OPEN WIDE UP AS THE GOAT COMES IN FOR A BITE
 
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I steped on a yellow jacket hive in my teens and nope running was pointless !!! jumping in the lake did little either as the ones that were already on me kept stinging even underwater for a few minutes.
 
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We did watch a few wipe poo off their feet
sounds a lot like the rodeo I went to in texas a few years back as I wanted to get some cool bucking bronco shots with my camera gear. when the next thing I know they asked us all to go to one side of the stadium and the next thing I knew a CHURCH Mass broke out as the preacher walked up and down in the coral in and through the horse and bull dung. I would have loved to have seen a pic of my self as that started. it would have been about the same as if I had gone to a farm with friends and they said we were going to do GOAT YOGA.
 

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Agreed! It's a fast grower but not invasive in the sense that it's hard to get rid of. You can see mine to at the wall to the left of the irises in this picture. One plant:

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That water celery looks nice there, you got it confined to a corner.

Here is a shot of my pond currently, water celery is kind of controlled chaos. Also pickerel Rush has grown to the limits of its planting bed. Water celery is to the left and right of it only thing keeping water celery out of the bog is the water forget me not, which grows just as fast.
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That water celery looks nice there, you got it confined to a corner.

Here is a shot of my pond currently, water celery is kind of controlled chaos. Also pickerel Rush has grown to the limits of its planting bed. Water celery is to the left and right of it only thing keeping water celery out of the bog is the water forget me not, which grows just as fast.View attachment 121939

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Your plants are really, really happy!
 
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That water celery looks nice there, you got it confined to a corner.

Here is a shot of my pond currently, water celery is kind of controlled chaos. Also pickerel Rush has grown to the limits of its planting bed. Water celery is to the left and right of it only thing keeping water celery out of the bog is the water forget me not, which grows just as fast.View attachment 121939

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your set up looks very nice nice and healthy for sure
 
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That water celery looks nice there, you got it confined to a corner.

Here is a shot of my pond currently, water celery is kind of controlled chaos. Also pickerel Rush has grown to the limits of its planting bed. Water celery is to the left and right of it only thing keeping water celery out of the bog is the water forget me not, which grows just as fast.View attachment 121939

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How long does the aquascape net last out in the elements? you did a nice job @Jhn putting it up what did you use to support it all
 
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Thanks, was inspired by what you were doing for netting around your pond last year.

Not sure how long it will last, just put the net up a few weeks ago, it is a 5” weave from west coast netting. I have it pulled tight to pulleys on 6”x6” posts about 8-10’ tall.

I had to redo the fence around the pond this year anyhow, so I decided it was time to try a net over the pond to keep the herons and ospreys out. Weave is wide enough it really doesn’t bother me too much.
 
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Thanks, was inspired by what you were doing for netting around your pond last year.

Not sure how long it will last, just put the net up a few weeks ago, it is a 5” weave from west coast netting. I have it pulled tight to pulleys on 6”x6” posts about 8-10’ tall.

I had to redo the fence around the pond this year anyhow, so I decided it was time to try a net over the pond to keep the herons and ospreys out. Weave is wide enough it really doesn’t bother me too much.
there is stocked trout pond across the street i watch heron fly over head every day . I haven't had any visitors since i put up the cables and netting . I'm thinking I may ditch the net and run a few fishing lines hanging down, not even running to the ground just a little something to close off the larger opening. Though the net really doesn't bother me. it is just that much nicer when I pull it back and the area is unobstructed.
 

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I would love to pull the net. But after the heron tried to empty my 1000 gallon pond through one smallish hole in the net and did almost empty the hot tub pond, the nets stay up.
But those two ponds are only around 2-3 feet deep. The big pond it stays out of the deep area and I have the shallow walk in area well netted.
 

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I went for years w/o a net, then finally broke down this year. I don’t mind the heron nailing fish occasionally, as I don’t get expensive ones and they keep my fish population under control.

What put me over the tipping point is the osprey that showed up and nabbed one of my terrapins, as it was to large for anything other than a bird of prey to nab. I had that terrapin for 12 years and raised it from a hatchling, so needless to say I wasn’t too happy.

@addy1 seeing pics of your net over your pond, made me realize I could live with a wide weave net over the pond, if it means keeping the turtle nabbers at bay. At least I have 6 of the 2 year old terrapins from her, and 19 eggs she laid this year before she disappeared.
 
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I went for years w/o a net, then finally broke down this year. I don’t mind the heron nailing fish occasionally, as I don’t get expensive ones and they keep my fish population under control.

What put me over the tipping point is the osprey that showed up and nabbed one of my terrapins, as it was to large for anything other than a bird of prey to nab. I had that terrapin for 12 years and raised it from a hatchling, so needless to say I wasn’t too happy.

@addy1 seeing pics of your net over your pond, made me realize I could live with a wide weave net over the pond, if it means keeping the turtle nabbers at bay. At least I have 6 of the 2 year old terrapins from her, and 19 eggs she laid this year before she disappeared.
So sorry to hear about your loss. I had one I found by the road, still had the egg sack on the bottom. Looked dead. I think a bird nabbed him and for some reason dropped him a long way from water. Kept him until he reached hand size and then let him go. He was a guy turtle so we named him Sam. Funny how attached we get to them.
 
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seeing pics of your net over your pond, made me realize I could live with a wide weave net over the pond,
I don't even notice it anymore. If I need to work the lilies ie walk in the pond, I just pull it to the side. I don't like the look of the tight weave nets and they trap frogs, birds and even dragon flies.
 
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So sorry to hear about your loss. I had one I found by the road, still had the egg sack on the bottom. Looked dead. I think a bird nabbed him and for some reason dropped him a long way from water. Kept him until he reached hand size and then let him go. He was a guy turtle so we named him Sam. Funny how attached we get to them.
Thanks, yes it is funny how we can get attached to various pets we keep. Still have the offspring of the missing turtle in a different pond, with a net over it to keep predators away. So it makes me feel a little better that her offspring are still around. These guys are going on 2 years old, so I will most likely relocate some of them into the main pond next year. Going to have to plumb a stock tank into the little turtle pond system to accommodate the hatchlings from this years eggs, for the last few months of summer early fall.
 
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