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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2021, 08:52:21 PM »
Holy shoot! That pond looks great, A lot better than the other videos showed. Now I am starting to feel like I made a mistake not following you up on Sunday for a quick look. This place is going to be like a playground as you work through the projects you have planned.
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2021, 09:56:59 PM »
 

 
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2021, 09:58:11 PM »
All manual cleaning. 
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2021, 10:06:04 PM »
It’s just getting bigger all the time. Keep it up and you’ll have another GREAT LAKE :D
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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2021, 04:47:56 AM »
That sure does look good!!!
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2021, 11:25:43 AM »
Years ago a friend said a chainsaw is a deer's dinner bell and i didnt quite believe or understand until i did it for myself.  One of my greatest satisfactions to bump a daytime doe 15 feet from the features ive created for them by "killing" the ecosystem with my evil saw.

Great work jeff.
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2021, 08:43:37 AM »
Nice work!  I've done cattail root removal before.  That is a lot of work(!)
A muskrat moved in and despite warnings I let it be.  The moderate bank damage was a trade off I was willing to make, for all the cattails it removed. 
Looks great!

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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2021, 09:15:01 AM »
 Now I am starting to feel like I made a mistake not following you up on Sunday for a quick look.
Yes you did! :D
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« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2021, 12:59:45 PM »
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2021, 07:52:20 PM »
All manual cleaning.
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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2021, 09:30:08 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: August 22, 2021, 12:57:50 AM »
I have 3 natural gas pipelines 1/4 mile behind my house. 2 at 30" and 1 at 24". Years ago DTE never maintained their easment.
One day l came home from work to a sound I had never heard before. It was the sound of mass destruction
They were clearing 30 years of neglect from the pipeline.

It was my first introduction to the machine from hell....a Hydro Axe.

Nothing stood in its way, complete destruction.

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« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2021, 05:19:24 AM »
Nice looking pond you have there now.
I've done a lot of land clearing around here. I found out a lawn mower works the best to get things back to grass. Yes I have a bush hog, but on uneven ground it can be digging in on one side and up in the air a foot on the other side. Than a bush hog can go no lower than 3-4 inches either. A push lawn mower can get much lower. I call them my mini bush hogs.  ;D  ::) I get a year out of one I am doing good. But as much as you have to do a bush hog would be much better for you. Maybe do certain area with a mini bush hog. I use to do a lot with a weed whacker too. Those do a very nice job too, but take a lot of time. Keep at it, and mean keep at it and often too and the grass will come back. I have claimed back woods and the grass seed is there. Can't sit back and say I will do it next week either. Once the grass comes back, it does get easier. Takes about 5 years of hard work and time, but it is worth it.
And yes on the chain saw is like a dinner bell to deer around here too. As I said, I see more deer when I am driving my tractor than when I am just walking around. Them deer to not fear the tractor. They know that means food. With snow on the ground, the deer really understand that. 
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2021, 04:06:48 PM »
 

 

 
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2021, 08:23:21 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2021, 01:05:22 PM »
Sawyer is such a help with the rake! :D  Wish I had a year round pond.  I have a seasonal one about that size where my property is in about 1/8 of it.
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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2021, 02:55:30 PM »
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2021, 03:56:03 PM »
Don't fall in. If the mud bottom spring fed ponds out there are like here, the leeches move in. ;D
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Re: Reclaiming a Woodland Pond
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2021, 04:39:27 PM »
That pond is cold, and has a hard. Slick but slightly mucky bottom with rocks in it. No leaches. Its not on video but I spent over 8 hrs over two days in it rooting up and removing all the cattails I could find. I had over 12hrs of video to get anything even a bit interesting to make that short video. Lots of slogging around working. If there was leaches, id of got one.
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« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2021, 07:41:38 AM »
Heck of a job you did jeff. Dogs seem to approve.
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