northernhomesteader


Happy geese on the pond
May 3, 2012, 8:29 am
Filed under: Duck, Geese, Goose, Homesteading, Organic, Permaculture, Pond | Tags: , ,

Well, it looks like our local ducks and geese approve of the pond! Not only were they practicing their “touch and go” landings, but our pair of geese from last year are back and enjoy weeding our lawn. They brought some friends too. More pics to come…once we can catch then in the act!

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And the saga continues
March 31, 2012, 8:15 am
Filed under: brush, bush, Cat, Farming, Homesteading, Pond | Tags: , , ,

So…apparently tracks are pretty tough…. Sledge hammer wouldn’t budge the pin. Grinder made some progress cutting through the bushing…and pretty sparks…. Today the welder comes to cut it out completely, and the new parts “should” be here next week….

At least the beaver enjoys the pond. So long as he only swims and doesn’t build…he can stay! The water level has certainly improve too!

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Trouble in the dirt
March 29, 2012, 4:22 pm
Filed under: brush, bush, Cat, Gardening, Homesteading | Tags: , ,

Uh oh…threw a track off mid-job. That is definitely not a good sign…. Time to fix and keep going I guess!

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Wordless Wednesday – still more digging
March 28, 2012, 3:21 pm
Filed under: Animals, Cat, Farming, Homesteading | Tags: , , ,

The major digging is pretty much done…now to make shorelines.

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Pond progress
March 25, 2012, 7:57 am
Filed under: Animals, brush, bush, Cat, Farming, Gardening, Homesteading, tractor, work | Tags: , , , ,

Half-way there now…new pond coming soon and it is filling-up almost as quickly as we dig it, which is perfect!

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Once there was only a choked-bog
March 13, 2012, 11:59 am
Filed under: Animals, brush, bush, Homesteading, Organic | Tags: , , , , ,

Today…may be the last day for these boggy expanses. Soon we will transform them into deeper ponds with edge bogs, to provide more room for the ducks, geese, and other critters that frequent. At the same time, we will be creating a year-round water source for all. Stay tuned!

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