Sunday Evening By the Pond

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

Happy Sunday . . . from the Perspective of a Puggle.

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.

Aquaponics Koi Pond . . . Progress

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

Algae Bloom in the Koi Pond

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

Progress on the Aquaponics Koi and Duck 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

Sunday Sunsets . . .

I was out in the barn feeding the horses, when I looked up to see a beautiful shade of pink and orange reflecting on the walls and across the sky.  I turned around and this is what I saw.  It only lasted for about 3-4 minutes.  Just long enough to pull out my camera and … Continue reading Sunday Sunsets . . .