It was a very nice evening. The weather cooled down to a nice 87 degrees with a cool breeze that made sitting on the porch watching the animals quite nice. My wife is recovering from surgery and finally felt like sitting outside. Every once in a while, we let the horses graze the backyard with … Continue reading Sunday Evening By the Pond
Good morning!! My name is Gracie. I am Adam's trusted Puggle. I just wanted to show you around the farm this morning. Adam's been pretty busy lately with all the chores and his office and trying to be a human. I thought I'd show you what it looks like from my view. So, follow me … Continue reading Happy Sunday . . . from the Perspective of a Puggle.
In paths untrodden, In the growth by margins of pond-waters, Escaped from the life that exhibits itself, From all the standards hitherto publish’d—from the pleasures, profits, eruditions, conformities, Which too long I was offering to feed my soul; Clear to me, now, standards not yet publish’d—clear to me that my Soul, That the Soul of … Continue reading Aquaponics Pond Paradise . . . Paths Untrodden
Had a little time yesterday to work on the second grow bed. Placed an 8x16 foot liner in the grow bed area that sits a foot above the pond. After leveling it out and dropping the liner, I transferred my 1" siphone over and plugged it in. I filled the grow bed with water and … Continue reading Aquaponics Koi Pond . . . Progress
The electrician came during the week and got my Sequence 9700 pump up and running. Initially the water began to clear, but because I was running two much smaller pumps, I think I had an algae clog in the end of my grow bed piping because the bed wasn't filling very fast and the pond … Continue reading Algae Bloom in the Koi Pond
The project that I thought would only take two to three months is now on month eight. But I have learned a great deal and lost a few pounds in the process. Here are the pictures of further progress since the liner and stones have been placed. I am still waiting for additional stone to … Continue reading Progress on the Aquaponics Koi and Duck Pond
Had some time last week. Took time to shore up the walls, smooth out the rough areas, and level the bottom. I pulled out the underlay material and my son and I lined the pond bottom in preparation for the rubber liner. Prepped the bottom drain to make it easy to attach the liner by … Continue reading Levels and Liners
I've been working on this pond now for the last four months. Little by little it is taking shape. I never realized it would take this long, but I have learned a great deal about pre-pond design, making walls, plumbing and filtration. I placed my bottom drain, swirl filter, skimmer and found a large water … Continue reading Pond Persistence
The aquaponics Koi pond is progressing . . . slowly. I could get so much more done if people didn't get sick and have to be seen. Although, I'd be out of a job. I coaxed my son into helping me with the concrete. We placed and poured the concrete into the retaining wall. I … Continue reading Pond Progress
I'm waiting for some block to finish the south wall of the koi pond. The aquaponics garden is growing really well and survived the Arizona winter cold.