What does your pond look like ... Today?


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that pond is crazy did you build it or is it natural ?
I'm assuming this question was for me. We bought this wonderful country home with pond in '16. The gent we bought it from had the home built and the .6 acre pond dug in '98. When his wife passed suddenly in '16 he decided to sell and move in with one of his boys. We were the lucky ones that stumbled onto the Zillow listing just a few hours after it was posted. I fell in love with the pics and decided it was our dream home as well. We've been here since fall of '16 and I've yet to hear a siren. Serenity.
I have a "Love the Pond" intro thread I did here when I first joined that has a ton of pics.

Our original forcast for accumulations were from 12 to 18 inches mid Michigan. We got around 3. I can live with that. My concern was that the ice on local lakes, which is just getting safe on many of them, would not like 12 or more inches of insulating snow cover pushing down on 2 inches of ice. It takes longer to set up and get safe when this happens. Yep, I can live with 2 or 3 inches.
 
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I do love parrot feather what a nice surprise to come home to.
 

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I do love parrot feather what a nice surprise to come home to.
lol not home yet. I pulled the picture off our cams. My nephew is telling me it has been a warm winter. He is still at our house.
So happy I over fed the bees before we left. Gave them double the amount I usually feed ow they would be starving by now. 8 lbs of sugar blocks per hive vs 4.
 
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great day pups on front porch playing and got the roof on the wishing well .No coat and shorts on and still sweating .So much rain lately that waterfall pond and pond are almost one .pon
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d water at 59 degrees
 

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Same snow situation here to your south @JBtheExplorer . Came home from work at 4 - no snow. Looked out the window at 4:30 and everything was suddenly white! Nice powdery snow - makes for easy shoveling!
 
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@sissy I still say that little one could be a baby vampire bat...............so cute!

Did you find a name for him yet?
 
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It dropped 8 inches of snow on Saturday. I did some minor excavating before thinking to grab pics, but so far the simple storm window and 300w aquarium heater over the pond works fine. Water is lukewarm even when it's temps in the negatives here in Vermont! Don't know if guppies are alive or not, obviously I can't see much in there, but I do drop a little food in the hole every other week or so (which you can see around the open frame here where the fountain is running ). I did decide to keep the pump in it year-round since it was staying plenty warm.
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we named him peanut because my dad used to love his fresh roasted peanuts and I love them also to this day .Even dogs go crazy when I bring a bag home from the flea market .No snow here but 24 degrees and sunny this morning but getting up to 40 degrees .I wish you northerners would stop sharing your cold weather with us;) from a former northerner
 
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We are dropping into the 40's here wind chill in the 30's. Cold for down here, everybody in heavy winter coats this am, at 54. Currently 67f

Home is 37f

Ponds all covered with ice, thin layer, it has been a warm winter.
 
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