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Built a little pond the other day #5223227 07/29/14 01:30 AM
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Built about a 2.5 - 3 acre spot to flood for this upcoming teal season. I will be farming this year on my own, and part of the agreement is I will make the landowner a few ponds. Millet has been planted, but not sure how it will come along as it is pretty late. Which is fine if it doesn't. Will flood it to be about 8 inches to a foot of water and control that depth throughout the season. Will try to make another possibly at the end of August and maybe another sometime in October. Been crazy busy this off season, and finally getting to work on some duck stuff.






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Looks awesome. We plant June, mid July, and mid august in north tx. Not too late. Any earlier all your seed w be gone by December



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Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Featherduster] #5223239 07/29/14 01:38 AM
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cool

Be sure to post up when it has some water.

Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Fooshman] #5223506 07/29/14 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
cool

Be sure to post up when it has some water.


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Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Featherduster] #5223865 07/29/14 01:51 PM
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Let me know when the teal are piled in. I'll be ready to book a trip.

Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Featherduster] #5224052 07/29/14 03:53 PM
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How many hours did you put in on the dozer to get that to work?

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Originally Posted By: muddyz
How many hours did you put in on the dozer to get that to work?


Good question... inquiring minds wanna know...


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Looks to me like he disced the area and then just pulled a levee plow behind a tractor to make that little levee.


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Originally Posted By: john paul
Looks to me like he disced the area and then just pulled a levee plow behind a tractor to make that little levee.


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Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Featherduster] #5224495 07/29/14 07:55 PM
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Yep.

No dozer. Pulled a heavy disc about 4 passes, then trimmed it up and pulled it quick. Went around the edges 6 times or so to make sure the ground was soft. Then pulled a levee disc 4 times around, trimming up each time until the bottom of the tractor would scrape the dirt.

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What kind of water control system? or just gona pump it?

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Were doing the same thing! Now just need a some rain!


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The pond that I was going to "modify" has been full of water.

Last year I couldn't get any water in it. This year can't keep water out of it.

Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Navasot] #5225173 07/30/14 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
What kind of water control system? or just gona pump it?


Just pump it.

There's a 6 acre old gravel pit that catches a lot of drain water from a creek and when the rice fields get drained. It's never gone dry.

Built an overflow between that pit and another one to get even more water.

Will run some pipe one pit to this spot and just pump it.

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Re: Built a little pond the other day [Re: Fooshman] #5225181 07/30/14 02:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
The pond that I was going to "modify" has been full of water.

Last year I couldn't get any water in it. This year can't keep water out of it.


It's been a crazy year. I got held back a whole month cutting hay because of all the rain.

And when I finally cut some, it decides to rain on it.

But I'm not complaining one bit.

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