The New Pond

We built another pond on the mountain which we will use to gravity feed water to the animals next year and/or once it gets filled with water.

Here are the pictures:

All that is lacking is the water! πŸ™‚

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.

11 Responses to The New Pond

  1. Ken H says:

    looks good! I assume you would use an excavator to do that? I’m a farmer wannabe so I don’t know about all these things and was just curious.

    • Sheri Salatin says:

      Wait for rain πŸ™‚

      • Oh wow! That seems like it could take a while. Hope you get mre rain than we do down here in Georgia! πŸ˜‰

      • aachef says:

        It’s been over a year, does the pond have water? How long did it take to fill? and lastly, do you stock the pond? Just curious.

        • Sheri Salatin says:

          Yes, it’s full! It only took 1 – 2 1/2 inch rain to fill completely, about 24 hours. πŸ™‚
          No, we don’t usually stock them. Many times they will dry when we use them for watering the animals.

  2. Ellen Paulson says:

    Wow! That is impressive!!! I hope you will add pictures as it is filling (stages) and when it’s completely full. You all should get plenty of rain and snow to take care of filling it…assuming that’s how you do it?! Thanks for sharing! Love it!!

  3. Nerys says:

    Is it a year round pond or seasonal, though? If the water level gets too low, i’d think it would kill off the fish. Otherwise, yeah, fish are a great addition and can help reduce mosquito populations too.

    • Sheri Salatin says:

      No, we don’t officially stock the ponds but they usually do end up somewhat stocked due to birds leaving eggs from their feet etc πŸ™‚

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